Something sorely missing from our wondrous indie scene recently in the UK is some proper anthemic bangers. I’m talking tracks like ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ by Courteeners, several Arctic Monkeys tracks, things the Libertines would release. Tracks that really stick in your head, the ones played toward the end of club indie nights where everyone is on the dancefloor and know every single word. This is where this week’s artist spotlight comes in; Twilight Driving.
Twilight Driving are the Brighton born four-piece producing the next huge anthems. With 80s synth pop vibes, majorly honest and heartfelt lyrics, Twilight Driving are hitting out to everyone in some way or another.
The band have released two tracks equally as good as the other. Both ‘Soft and Pink’ and brand new track ‘When Love Goes Wrong’ are these huge sounding tracks with instantly catchy hooks and beautiful melodies.
We spoke to the band briefly about the new release ‘When Love Goes Wrong’ which definitely hits out more at the 80s vibes previously mentioned. “We really wanted to broaden our sound and were listening to a lot of ‘Born In The USA’ Springsteen, Gary Numan and Depeche Mode at the time and loved how these records came across”
It’s such a beautifully honest song, the band describe as; “Its almost as if there are emotional supplements it reveals in its palm before it keeps you at arm’s length with the rational realism that the lyrics invite. ‘We’re losing ourselves my dear’ and ‘Am I making you happy anymore?’ supply a well needed dose of honesty that makes even the most in-love listener question their relationship in the mirror.”
The hard hitting lyrics paired with angelic melodies, screaming guitars and crashing drums make for an insanely good song. Not only this but the track is released today, Valentines Day of all days which was an active decision of the band. “we thought it was the perfect anti-love song. Something for all the lonely hearts.”
So if you love huge sounding anthemic love/anti-love songs then you’ll absolutely love Twilight Driving, we can see them hitting high up on festival bills in the years to come.
The band have a few shows to go with the new track: