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Vivarium

Twin Atlantic Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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That much of Great Divide was written in the back of tour buses, late at night, after Twin Atlantic had stepped off yet another festival stage is evident from first listen. Addictive, arms-aloft anthems with instantly catchy choruses and refrains that beg to be howled back dominate the Glaswegian band’s glorious second album. Bristling with energy and oozing optimism, Great Divide is a ... Read more in Amazon's Twin Atlantic Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (14 Sep 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Red Bull Records
  • ASIN: B002JAPF0Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,704 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Lightspeed
2. Old Grey Face (And The Way Of The Magenta)
3. You're Turning Into John Wayne (Album Version)
4. Caribbean War Syndrome
5. What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?
6. Human After All
7. Audience And Audio
8. Better Weather

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Twin Atlantic are one of the most exciting rock bands to come out of Scotland in many years. Hailing from Glasgow, they signed to Red Bull Records worldwide after releasing a single on King Tut’s own label, and later an EP themselves. Having reached the level in Glasgow where without a record deal they could sell out the 900 capacity QMU they signed a worldwide record deal and began recording their debut mini album in Los Angeles. Produced by John Travis (Kid Rock, Static X) Vivarium showcases the more rock-orientated side of the bands music.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sign of things to come... 27 May 2010
By Mr. T. Pooley VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this mini-album off the strength of the excellent "Lightspeed" single, and was not disappointed. This CD is packed full of great songs with nice hooks and melodies, with "John Wayne" being a particular highlight. The vocals are also excellent, and Sam McTrusty's Scottish accent enhances the impact of each track tremendously.

I know that being Scottish, Twin Atlantic are inevitably (and perhaps lazily) going to be compared to their fellow countrymen Biffy Clyro. But if you are a fan of the latter then you will no doubt like this band - think of something that sounds like a cross between new/old Biffy Clyro but also brings something new to the table.

Additionally, the album sleeve has a nice "pop-out" effect which although obviously doesn't add or take anything away from the music, provides a nice touch and reflects the amount of effort and thought that has gone into this EP.

Although some tracks are better than others, this is an excellent debut and shows a great sign of things to come by Twin Atlanic. I am very much looking forward to their next release!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic approachable alt. rock 30 Jun 2014
By JASB 28
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Vivarium might be a mini-album but when the songs are this fun, length doesn't matter. Energetic and passionate Sam's vocals set the tone for the whole album. Songs are all catchy and memorable but remain distinct and unique. This is by far my favourite Twin Atlantic album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 15 Jan 2013
By Sarah
Format:Audio CD
heard them on radio1 and fell in love - this album didn't disappoint (: my favourite track is john wayne
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, debut 4 Nov 2012
By Jay
Format:Audio CD
Although this takes a few listens the debut album from Twin Atlantic is certainly a sign of things to come!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Twin Atlantic; indie style 5 Jan 2012
By MS289
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic mini-album. The songs are just the right length, they have an amazing truth the the lyrics and amazingly catchy guitar, drum and bass riffs.

This is the mini-album released before their newest (and first official album) Free. Whilst Free is a more rocky sound (with which you can tell they've found their niche), Vivarium is a stopgap that holds a different side of Twin Atlantic; their roots. This coupled with the "A Guidance From Colour" EP is a lovely set of songs - which, when added to a shuffle with Free, give you an amazing range of music to listen to - all from one artist!

By far one of the best and quickly up-and-coming bands from Scotland.

Great album.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small But Perfectly Formed 1 Oct 2009
By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Mini-album or not this cracking release punches well
beyond its weight. 'Vivarium' has more than enough good
energy to keep us warm during the dark months ahead.

This Glasgow four-piece have a secure future guaranteed.

Sam McTrusty (Vocals/guitar) is a terrific front man; the
strong vernacular accent enhancing his feisty performances.

Barry McKenna (guitar/backing vocals) and Ross McNae
(bass/backing vocals & piano) provide solid support throughout.

'Lightspeed' is a blistering opening anthem, driven
powerfully along by Craig Kneale's rock-solid drums.
It's a cracking and uplifting ensemble piece.

This is one tight little unit. The sound raw, electric
but always tightly controlled. Producer John Travis
understands exactly what's needed and captures
the band's vivacious essence perfectly.

'Old Grey Face (And The Way Of The Magenta)' is a stunning
piece of staccato mayhem. A prizefighting performance so good
it made me laugh out loud with joy ! It really is a corker!

All eight tracks are wild and wise and totally convincing.

The pitter-patter opening of final number 'Better Weather'
heralds a really beautiful composition. Sensitive, reflective
and indicative of Twin Atlantic's ability to lay back into
a good tune as well deliver constructive pandemonium.

Roll-on the next installment!

Highly Recommended.
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