Rock Scots Twin Atlantic are back with new music, sure to be blasting ‘oot’ of a radio near you soon. So, how does Novocaine measure up to the band’s previous chart-toppers?

Moving on from 2016’s GLA, which topped the UK Rock Chart, and 2014 singalong classics Brothers and Sisters, and Heart and Soul, Twin Atlantic have had a reasonable amount of time to work on new music. At midnight of 16th October, BBC Radio 1 broadcasted the exclusive release of Novocaine and now it is finally time to see how it stacks up against the rest of the band’s solid discography…

A major take-away from this track is its lyrics, in which Sam McTrusty dictates the story of how he met his wife. The song’s title, Novocaine, adds layers to this, by alluding that his love comes from an obsessive, drug-like state. This metaphor grows as the lyrics unfold and it showcases just how powerful the couple’s bond is. Sonically, the track upholds the rock grunge we have all come to know and love of Twin Atlantic, and the distorted synths add an extra element which really perk interest for the listener. As the album name suggests, the song connotes power and with the band using a purpose-built studio during the writing process, and lacking a record label peering over their shoulder, it seems this album was a new lease of freedom for them.

Like novocaine
You flood my brain
And foolish electric heart

If you have not heard the track just yet, be sure to check it out. Novocaine has certainly reignited my love for the Scottish pipes and distinctive rock sound of Twin Atlantic and I am sure old and new fans alike are all looking forward to seeing what else the new album has to offer. In the meantime, we’ll just have to wait with bated breath (and Novocaine on repeat) until January 24, 2020, when Power is released.

4.5/5 Bytes.

Fraser Wakeling.

Catch Twin Atlantic on tour:

March 2020

3 Motherwell Concert Hall
4 Aberdeen Music Hall
6 Dundee Fat Sams
7 Kilmarnock Grand Hall
9 Newcastle Riverside
10 Manchester Academy 2
11 Sheffield The Leadmill
13 Cardiff The Tramshed
14 Oxford O2 Academy Oxford
15 Leicester O2 Academy Leicester
17 Bournemouth The Old Firestation
18 Brighton Concorde 2
20 London Electric Ballroom

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