Review: Twin Atlantic step up to headline O2 Academy Brixton

Twin Atlantic, O2 Academy Brixton, 07 May 2015

It’s fitting, perhaps, with Scotland being the talk of the UK on Thursday night, that Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic should play their biggest London show to date at the historic Brixton Academy.

Although the O2 Academy was a little on the sparse side as the band took to the stage, as the opening riff to Make A Beast Of Myself kicked in it didn’t seem like the band or the audience had noticed. From the huge sing-alongs to Crash Land and Yes, I Was Drunk, to the mass sit-down-and-jump-up during I Am An Animal, Twin Atlantic’s hardcore fans knew every song inside out. The closing duo of recent singles Brothers and Sisters and Heart and Soul was nothing short of epic.

Twin Atlantic live Brixton Tim Easton

Invariably though, Brixton was made for 5,000 music fans to be in the same place at the same time, and anything less does affect the atmosphere. It’s difficult to escape the feeling that the jump from the 2,000 capacity Camden Roundhouse (where they last played in November) may have been just a bit too quick.

Ultimately Twin Atlantic are in it for the long haul. They’ve played every conceivable venue in the capital, growing in stature, picking up devoted fans every step of the way and growing musically with every album. Whilst they may still have a way to go before actually selling out a venue of this size – by the time they’ve conquered this year’s T In The Park and Reading and Leeds Festival, they’ll be selling out Brixton in minutes.

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