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Monday 23 July 2018

A Bad Erik Satie Cover Turns Into Something Special For Brighton-Bound The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad have shared brand new song, I/m Not Here [missing face], a driving, motorik return from the much-loved Scots, with wailing guitars and swirling synths circling around frontman James Graham's repeated declarations of "I don't want to be around you anymore." 

Graham describes the track's lyrical basis as being: "About my ongoing battle with not liking myself, trying to be a good person but constantly feeling like I'm failing myself and everyone I care about." 

Exploring its inception, the band's Andy MacFarlane adds: 

"I was attempting to play 'Ogives' by Erik Satie, but I'm really sh*t at the piano so it didn't happen, but I came up with the music using those chord shapes. 

"So from my perspective, it's a bad cover version of that piece of music."


Newly-announced autumn 2018 shows will follow on from appearances at both Barcelona and Porto's Primavera festivals as well as Robert Smith's Meltdown festival and The Cure's BST day in London.

Off the back of their extensive touring with The Cure, it's a fairly quickfire return to the stage for The Twilight Sad; they've never been the kind of band to do things by half measures however. 

Speaking of the upcoming shows, MacFarlane says: 

"I'm really excited to start playing again. I've got the drive and I want us to get back out there and do it from a new perspective. 

"We all enjoy playing, we need to rehearse these songs with a new drummer… but it's all such uncharted territory, 

"l think that's why it"s exciting to me. I can't tell exactly what"s going to happen. I like that chaotic side of it."  

The Twilight Sad play Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Sunday 25th November 2018. CLICK HERE for tickets. 

by: Mike Cobley




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