Twin Atlantic

We caught up with the Scottish alt-rockers at the AIM Awards to find out how life in the fast lane is treating them...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 3 Sep 2014
  • min read
For many, when Scottish alt-rockers Twin Atlantic catapulted into the top 10 last week with their new album Great Divide, they appeared out of nowhere, fully formed and armed with an arsenal of emotive indie anthems.

But the four-piece, fronted by rhythm guitarist and singer Sam McTrusty, have been gently simmering under the mainstream radar since 2007.

Their silver-selling sophomore album Free (2011) catapulted the band from the tiny bars and scuzzy venues of the UK’s infamous toilet circuit to the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, building on the solid foundations laid by their raw debut set Vivarium, released in 2009.

Now, with Great Divide hitting number six in the albums chart, and the boys scooping the Independent Track of The Year Award at last night’s AIM Awards for Heart & Soul, it looks like there’s no stopping them on their quest to convert the masses.

We caught up with them backstage at the ceremony to hear who their dream collaborators are, what they make of the looming vote on Scottish independence and how they view the UK’s current indie climate…