The Twang Biography

The Twang are an indie rock band from Birmingham, England, formed in 2001. The band have released three studio albums - Love It When I Feel Like This (2007), Jewellery Quarter (2009) and 10:20 (2012). Comprising vocalist and guitarist Phil Etheridge, bassist Jon Watkin, vocalist Martin Saunders, guitarist Stu Hartland and drummer Matty Clinton, the band garnered national acclaim when the influential NME magazine produced an article on music acts in the West Midlands (which also featured fellow West Midlanders Ripchord and The Enemy). Ex touring member Barry Fratelli is a member of the Scottish rock band The Fratellis.

The band's debut single, "Wide Awake", was released on 19 March 2007, with their debut album Love It When I Feel Like This (released on 4 June 2007) being produced by Gavin Monaghan, known for his work with Editors, Ocean Colour Scene, Robert Plant, Scott Matthews and The Holloways. The album reached #3 in the UK charts.

The Twang's second album, Jewellery Quarter, was released 3 August 2009 and reached #20 on the UK album chart. The album was produced by Neil Claxton of Mint Royale at Blueprint Studios in Salford. Third album 10:20 was released on 29 October 2012, reaching a chart placing of #52.

Lead singer Etheridge is an Aston Villa supporter, Saunders is a Birmingham City supporter whilst the rest are West Bromwich Albion supporters as stated in a Live Lounge session on BBC Radio 1 presented by Jo Whiley.

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The Twang announce new album 'N E O N T W A N G'

The Twang announce new album 'N E O N T W A N G'

Birmingham band will release fourth LP on March 10

  • Jan 14, 2014

The Twang announce release details of new album '10:20'

The Birmingham band will put out their third LP this autumn

  • Jul 17, 2012

The Twang, Dodgy, Lawson added to V Festival line-up – ticket details

Jack Beats also joins the bill for the August double header

  • May 28, 2012

The Twang announce new album and UK tour - ticket details

Brummie indie rockers will release '10:20' later this year

  • Feb 1, 2012

The Twang releasing new EP on Monday (Feb 14)

'Guapa' precedes band's support slots with Shaun Ryder

  • Feb 9, 2011

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The Twang Reviews

The Twang - 'Neontwang'

The Twang - 'Neontwang'

The Birmingham band make an unnecessary return

  • Mar 7, 2014

The Twang - '10:20'

It has some really good songs, simple as that

  • Oct 26, 2012

Album review: The Twang - 'Jewellery Quarter'

Any hopes of a reinvention are dashed as the Brummie's second LP crashes hard

  • Aug 4, 2009

Live Review: The Twang

Where better to showcase that difficult second album than a pub firmly on home turf?...The Rainbow, Birmingham, Friday, May 22

  • Jun 2, 2009

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  • Nov 16, 2007

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