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Twin Atlantic return with brand-new single Bang On The Gong

Watch the "seedy", "tongue-in-cheek" video for Twin Atlantic's new single Bang On The Gong – the first release from the band's 'new chapter'…

Twin Atlantic return with brand-new single Bang On The Gong
Words:
Emily Carter

Twin Atlantic are back! The band have shared new single Bang On The Gong, with frontman Sam McTrusty channeling some Once Upon A Time In Hollywood vibes for its accompanying video…

"Taking more than a little influence from a recent movie, the possible narrative of our video highlights the fleeting nature of success, while also shining a light on how far we’ve come as a society since those days," explains producer and bassist Ross McNae. "After 18 months of turmoil is there any other way to play the visuals than to have fun and not take life too seriously?”

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Sam, meanwhile, says, "We let the director Nick Afchain take the lead and he imagined Bang On The Gong as an old seedy ’70s TV show. It’s very tongue-in-cheek, which matches the song because the track doesn’t take itself too seriously.

"It’s been so much more relaxing letting people who inspire you take the reins, instead of others doing it for you, and it allows for everyone to feel much more invested in the project. I could taste the cigarettes for about three days after the shoot! Ninety per cent of the people in the studio that day were some of my best mates, which was a new experience. I felt really proud of everyone involved on a personal level.”

Watch Bang On The Gong below:

And catch Twin Atlantic live at the following:

August 2021

18 Waterfront
19 Nottingham Bodega Social
21 Leicester O2 Academy
22 Oxford O2 Academy
24 Cardiff Tramshed
25 London Electric Ballroom
26 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
29 Southampton Joiners
30 Brighton Concorde II
31 Bournemouth Old Fire Station

September 2021

11 Glasgow TRNSMT Festival

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