Should the Light Go Out
A couple months ago, Vancouver unit Twin River unveiled "Bend to Break", a breakneck-paced power-pop single that demonstrated a remarkably different sound from their earlier folky efforts. The full-length it was pulled from, Should the Light Go Out, has finally been released and it appears that this stylistic shift is here to stay - look no further than the unadulterated garage pop styled riffs on “Anything Good” or Disintegration-era The Cure atmospheric synths on “Golden Man” for evidence. The new direction could be partially attributed to the expansion of the duo into a five-piece, with the addition of guitarist Malcolm Jack (Capitol 6), singer-keyboardist Rebecca Law (Chains of Love, Mode Moderne), and drummer John Bromley (Pleasure Cruise), and to the songwriting core’s desire to move away from penning just the “slow, sad stuff”. No complaints here, as this move works well for them.
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