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The Twilight Sad Share Two New Songs: “Rats” and “Public Housing”

It Won/t Be Like This All the Time Out Now via Rock Action

Oct 08, 2019

Scotland's The Twilight Sad released a new album, It Won/t Be Like This All the Time, back in January via Mogwai's label, Rock Action. Now they have shared two new songs, "Rats" and "Public Housing." More

Frightened Rabbit Share “Tiny Changes” Tribute Album Making Of Documentary

Documentary Features Benjamin Gibbard, Julien Baker, The Twilight Sad, Sarah Silverman, and Others

Aug 15, 2019

Frightened Rabbit have shared Tiny Changes, a new 24-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of their recent tribute album Tiny Changes - A Celebration of 'The Midnight Organ Fight', where different artists covered each song on the band's 2008 album The Midnight Organ Fight. The documentary features interviews with many of the artists on the tribute album about how they got involved and what the original 2008 album meant to them, including Benjamin Gibbard, Julien Baker, Sarah Silverman, The Twilight Sad, and others. More

The Cure Curated Pasadena Daydream Festival Announced - Mogwai, Pixies, The Twilight Sad

August 31 at the Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA

May 14, 2019

A new one-day festival, Pasadena Daydream Festival, has been announced. It is headlined by goth legends The Cure and the lineup was also curated by the band. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 65 with Mitski and boygenius on the Covers

Issue 65 is Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter, Foals, and Kurt Vile; Plus a Tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, and Much More

Mar 01, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 65, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

Joint Album of the Week: Sharon Van Etten and The Twilight Sad

Remind Me Tomorrow Out Now via Jagjaguwar and It Won/t Be Like This All the Time Out Now via Rock Action

Jan 18, 2019

We haven't done an Album of the Week since mid November, but this week there was a multitude of strong contenders and so we're back with a joint Album of the Week: Sharon Van Etten's Remind Me Tomorrow and The Twilight Sad's It Won/t Be Like This All the Time both get the honor.  More

The Twilight Sad – Stream the New Album (Plus New U.S. Tour Dates Announced)

It Won/t Be Like This All the Time Out Now via Rock Action

Jan 18, 2019

Scotland's The Twilight Sad have released a new album, It Won/t Be Like This All the Time, today via Mogwai's label, Rock Action. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. The band have also announced some new U.S. tour dates, which are here too. More

The Twilight Sad Share Video for “VTr”

IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME Due Out January 18 via Rock Action

Jan 09, 2019

Scotland's The Twilight Sad are releasing a new album, IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, on January 18, via Mogwai's label, Rock Action. Now they have shared a video for "VTr," a song they shared back in November (it was one of our Songs of the Week).  More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Karen O and Danger Mouse, Mercury Rev and Margo Price, and More

Plus Ryley Walker; The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; The Twilight Sad; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 16, 2018

This the closest we've come in awhile to skipping Songs of the Week due to a lack of truly worthy songs. But we were able to at least come up with a Top 7 (as opposed to our usual Top 10), even if it includes two covers and two album tracks. One thing that saved it was our #1 song, which was released this morning. More

The Twilight Sad Share New Song “VTr”

IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME Due Out January 18, 2019 via Rock Action

Nov 13, 2018

Scotland's The Twilight Sad are releasing a new album, IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, on January 18, 2019, via Mogwai's label, Rock Action. Now they have shared another song from the album, "VTr." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Thom Yorke, Frontperson, Metric, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Okkervil River, Phosphorescent, The Twilight Sad, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 07, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week was sparse, with only a Top 8 (and two of those songs were from the same artist), probably due to it building up a three-day weekend. There wasn't much to write about at the start of this week, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, but labels, bands, and publicists more than made up for it with plenty of new songs the rest of the week.  More

The Twilight Sad Announce New Album, Share New Song “Videograms”

IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME Due Out January 18, 2019 via Rock Action

Sep 05, 2018

Scotland's The Twilight Sad have announced a new album, IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, and shared a new song from it, album closer "Videograms." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

Jul 10, 2018

Scotland's The Twilight Sad have shared a brand new song, "I/m Not Here [missing face]," and announced some new tour dates. This is the band's first new music since signing to Mogwai's label, Rock Action, and their recent performances with The Cure. More

Minor Victories (Members of Slowdive, Mogwai, Editors) Announce Debut Album, Share “A Hundred Ropes”

Minor Victories Due Out June 3 via Fat Possum, To Also Feature Mark Kozelek and The Twilight Sad's James Graham

Feb 22, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey. The project was announced last year and now the band's debut album has officially been announced and the group has shared their first single, "A Hundred Ropes," via its video.  More

The Cure Announce Full Run of U.S. Tour Dates, with The Twilight Sad as Support

Dates to Go Down in 2016 and Include the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden

Nov 10, 2015

Goth legends The Cure announced last month that they would be embarking on a 25-date U.S. tour in 2016 and that Scotland's The Twilight Sad would support all dates. The initial announcement only included three dates (Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City). But now the full tour has been announced on the band's website and the dates are below. More

The Cure Announce New U.S. Tour Dates, The Twilight Sad to Support

Dates to Go Down in 2016 and Include the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden

Oct 06, 2015

Goth legends The Cure have announced that they will be embarking on a 25-date U.S. tour in 2016 and that Scotland's The Twilight Sad will support all dates. So far they've only announced three dates, which are below and include shows at the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden. More

The Twilight Sad Announce Live Album “The Òran Mór Session”

Share Live Version of "It Never Was the Same"

Aug 11, 2015

On October 16, melancholic Scottish indie band The Twilight Sad are set to release a live album entitled The Òran Mór Session through FatCat. More

Listen: The Cure’s Robert Smith Covers The Twilight Sad’s “There’s a Girl in the Corner”

Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave Out Now via FatCat

May 22, 2015

Scotland's The Twilight Sad have enlisted Robert Smith of The Cure to cover their song "There's a Girl in the Corner."  More

Check Out Photos from SXSW 2015 of The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Laura Marling, and More

Plus Shots of The Twilight Sad, Twin Peaks, Only Real, Ibeyi, Tom Brosseau, Jess Williamson, and Seoul

Mar 27, 2015

Under the Radar's own Wendy Lynch Redfern was down in Austin for SXSW last week. Here's a selection of her live photos from non-Under the Radar events. More

Watch: The Twilight Sad - “I Could Give You All That You Don’t Want” Video

New AA Single Out Now Featuring "I Could Give You All That You Don't Want" & "Airport"

Feb 13, 2015

Scottish indie-rockers The Twilight Sad have just released their simplistic and brooding music video for their single, "I Could Give You All That You Don't Want." The video features the band in a stark, black-and-white environment reminiscent of U2's Rattle and Hum concert film while frontman James Graham bears the emotional weight of the song through his expressive eyes and thick Scottish brogue. More

Watch: The Twilight Sad – “Last January” Video

Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave is Out Now on FatCat

Nov 03, 2014

The Twilight Sad’s melancholy tune “Last January” has gotten an equally downtrodden set of visuals.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring SBTRKT, Wild Beasts, Flying Lotus, and More

Plus New Tracks from Fear of Men covering Ty Segall, Jessie Ware, Caribou, Peaking Lights, Zola Jesus, Sharon Van Etten, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Angel Olsen, Korallreven, The Twilight Sad, Allo Darlin', Jungle, and Others

Sep 19, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by SBTRKT, Wild Beasts (remixed by Foals), Flying Lotus, Fear of Men covering Ty Segall, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Angel Olsen, Jessie Ware, Caribou, Peaking Lights, Zola Jesus, Sharon Van Etten (remixed by The Juan MacLean), Korallreven, The Twilight Sad, Allo Darlin', Jungle, Cloud Nothings, Beat Connection, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins, Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, and Others

Aug 22, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins (Toro Y Moi side-project), Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, TEEN, Douglas Dare, The Coathangers, Young Karin, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Mar 11, 2013

The Twilight Sad have debuted a unreleased b-side recorded while making last year's No One Can Ever Know. More

Listen: The Twilight Sad – “Not Sleeping (Tom Furse Dub Mix)”

No One Can Ever Know: The Remixes Out Next Week

Oct 26, 2012

Next month The Twilight Sad will release a remix album of the group's latest LP No One Can Ever Know. More

The Twilight Sad Hits the Road

Band Announces North American Tour

Dec 13, 2011

The Twilight Sad is hitting the road this February and March. We have the dates.  More

The Twilight Sad to Release New Album, Hear First Single from It

No One Can Ever Know out February 7 via Fat Cat Records

Nov 14, 2011

The Twilight Sad are set to release their third full-length album, No One Can Ever Know, due out February 7. We have the details and a stream of the first single.

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Twilight Sad Releases First Song From Upcoming Album

No One Can Ever Know Out February Via Fat Cat Records

Sep 21, 2011

The Twilight Sad have announced the release of their third full-length album, No One Can Ever Know, which will be released in February of next year. More

Mar 29, 2010

The Twilight Sad will be on tour again this spring, this time accompanied by Japanese post-rockers MONO. This two month tour is to support their album Forget the Night Ahead which was released last September. Here are the dates. Also, check out their new video for "The Room," which is directed by Nicola Collins. We have the tour dates and the video. More

Nov 17, 2009

Over the weekend, Scottish band The Twilight Sad ended up the victims of some terrible international relations when they were robbed by fake police in Rome. The band's publicist assures us no one was hurt, however they did loose about 2000 pounds to the unidentified thieves. More

The Twilight Sad Announces Additional Headlining Dates

New Album, Forget the Night Ahead Out September 22nd

Jul 15, 2009

Scottish-rockers The Twilight Sad have announced additional tour dates and headling shows in support of their upcoming third full-length album, Forget the Night Ahead. More

Jul 07, 2009

The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Frightened Rabbit are getting ready to bring a little taste of Scotland to the U.S. with an upcoming September tour in support of new releases. More


Interviews

Tiny Changes to Earth: The Lasting Legacy of Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit

Grant Hutchison, The Twilight Sad's James Graham, and Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite on the Late Frightened Rabbit Singer

Jun 10, 2019

The nightmare began with two tweets, sent 19 minutes apart, on May 8, 2018.

May 21, 2019

"I know what it's like when I connect with a band. I don't forget about them. I'm with them till the end," says The Twilight Sad's James Graham, looking me straight in the eyes.  More

Jan 18, 2019

At the root of fandom is a desire to connect. We go to shows because we want it to be a two-way channel, reciprocation of the vital shot to our unexpecting states from records that have served as faithful companions, and catalysts.  More

Scottish Musicians Speak Out on Today’s Scottish Independence Referendum Vote

Members of Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Django Django, Frightened Rabbit, Ladytron, The Pastels, The Twilight Sad, The Vaselines, and Others on if They Are Voting Yes or No

Sep 18, 2014

Today is a historic day in Scotland as it is the day the nation votes on the Scottish Independence Referendum. The people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country. Here various Scottish musicians weigh in on the subject. More

Scotland Week: The Twilight Sad

"The [Scottish Independence] debate has got very ugly over the past few months and I've seen good friends fall out over it." - James Graham

Sep 06, 2014

For this Scotland Week interview we talk to James Graham, vocalist for Scottish trio The Twilight Sad. The band formed in Kilsyth in 2003 after its members (Graham, guitarist Andy MacFarlane, and drummer Mark Devine) met in and around high school. Their debut album, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, was released in 2007 by FatCat. The Twilight Sad's fourth full-length, Nobody Wants to Be Here, Nobody Wants to Leave, is due out on October 28 via FatCat. More

The Twilight Sad

The Persistence of Memory

Oct 13, 2009

"Someone going on about how amazing their life is, that's pretty depressing to me. But a song about death, yeah, that really lifts my spirits," laughs Twilight Sad frontman James Graham. And if, like Graham, down for you is up (to borrow from the parlance of Lou Reed), you'll find solace in his act's newest LP, Forget the Night Ahead. More


Reviews

It Won/t Be Like This All the Time

It Won/t Be Like This All the Time

Rock Action

Jan 17, 2019

"Why can't you remember me? I've seen it all before" goes the refrain of "(10 Good Reasons For Modern Drugs)" the pulsating opener of It Won/t Be Like This All the Time, the taut and emotional new record from The Twilight SadMore

Oran Mor Session

Oran Mor Session

FatCat

Oct 15, 2015

As reputations go, The Twilight Sad's is as loud as they come. Since the release of their debut LP 14 Autumns & 15 Winters, the Scottish ensemble have earned a reputation for their ear-canal-crushing compositions.  More

SXSW 2015 Friday - Courtney Barnett, Tobias Jesso Jr., Will Butler, Twin Peaks, and More

Apr 02, 2015

Even though she is only just over two years old, this was the third SXSW for my daughter Rose (she first attended as a two-and-a-half-month-old, spending most of the time in the hotel room with my wife Wendy's mother). More

Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

FatCat

Nov 19, 2014

The mastery on display here is that the mix comes out as sublime as it does. Even as James Graham sings, once again, about loss and loneliness, it's expertly paired with a hypnotic or compelling mix. A sommelier of emotions, if you will. More

No One Can Ever Know - The Remixes

No One Can Ever Know - The Remixes

FatCat

Nov 19, 2012

The worth of the remix album has been questioned by critics countless times before, but when a band's sound is completely reinvented, as is the case with The Twilight Sad's No One Can Ever Know - The Remixes, the reasoning behind the album is pretty much self-evident. More

No One Can Ever Know

No One Can Ever Know

FatCat

Mar 19, 2012

The Twilight Sad have put together a pretty respectable career. They've got a few well-liked records, they rep Scotland with a local's charm, and have received some favorable U2 comparisons. More