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Spotlight on: Twin Atlantic
Twin Atlantic are a Scottish based rock band fronted by charismatic frontman Sam McTrusty, with the support of Barry McKenna (guitar), Ross McNae (bass) and Craig Kneale (drums).
The quartet found initial success through the release of their 2011 album Free featuring the hit single of the same name. With the success of Free catapulting the band to UK rock royalty status, the band certainly had to deliver on the expectations for their follow up record and deliver they did - releasing Great Divide in August 2014 which debuted at #6 in the UK album charts. Featuring hit singles such as ‘Heart and Soul’, ‘Brothers and Sisters’ and ‘Hold On’, the band went on to play their biggest ever shows including a night at London’s iconic Brixton Academy and their first ever headline arena show at the 10,000 capacity SSE Hydro in their beloved home town of Glasgow.
The critically acclaimed album GLA was released in September 2016, becoming the bands second top 10 UK album. In support of the release the band embarked on a huge UK and European tour.
Spotlight on: Tom Odell
Ivor Novello and Brit Award Winner Tom Odell was born in West Sussex town of Chichester and spent his formative years studying at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music.
Odell released his first full length studio album in 2013, the platinum selling Long Way Down was a huge success having gone straight to #1 in the UK charts.
The singer-songwriter then spent much of the following two years touring relentlessly, supporting huge names such as Elton John, Billy Joel and The Rolling Stones along the way.
Tom’s most recent album Wrong Crowd debuted at number 2 on the UK album chart. The LP was met with critical acclaim, with Q Magazine describing it was ‘a home run…victorious’ in their 4-star review of the album. The album was produced by Jim Abbiss, who has also produced records for artists including Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Adele.
Tom Odell recently completed the sold-out UK leg of his No Bad Days tour including two performances at Brixton’s O2 Academy. He performed triumphant sets at Glastonbury and V Festivals earlier this year, and his live show was praised as “electrifying…with a big, bold, bravura performance” by The Telegraph.
Spotlight on: David Brent
Life on the Road is the debut album by Ricky Gervais as David Brent, the character he created and made world famous as part of his ground breaking, award winning BBC2 comedy The Office. The album is released in conjunction with the original motion picture David Brent: Life on the Road.
Directed, written and starring Gervais, David Brent: Life On The Road sees a documentary crew catching up with David Brent twelve years on from The Office. Brent is now a travelling salesman, chasing his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion. The accompanying album Life on the Road includes songs composed by Gervais especially for the film and songs already familiar to fans including ‘Free Love Freeway’, ‘Paris Nights’, ‘Spaceman’ and ‘Equality Street’.
Produced by Gervais and Andy Burrows (formerly of Razorlight) – Life on the Road was recorded and mixed at Air Edel Studios in London by Nick Taylor.
“Even though obviously I'm trying to make them funny, it was really important that Brent’s songs were strong melodically,” says Gervais. “They’re crucial to the film, and I wanted them to stand up to repeated listens. Also, I didn’t want there to be anything half-hearted about them. If you listen to a classic ‘comedy’ band like Spinal Tap, what stands out is their absolute conviction in their songs, as preposterous as they may be. I tried to capture that feeling for this.”
“You have to have a real knowledge and love of rock music to be able to spoof it as well as Ricky,” adds Burrows. “He’s an excellent songwriter, and these are really good songs. They’re also hilarious. Combining the two is much, much harder than he makes it appear.”