Twin Atlantic: 'We've written 16 songs for our second album'

Scottish band also cover 'Walking In Memphis' as they kick off JD Roots' homecoming shows

Twin Atlantic: 'We've written 16 songs for our second album'

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Twin Atlantic have spoken about their plans for their second studio album and have revealed that they have 16 songs written for the follow-up to 'Free'.

The Scottish band have just completed their largest UK tour to date and told NME that though they've got a busy summer of festivals, their second record is very much on their mind.

Asked about their summer plans, singer Sam McTrusty said: "We're doing the Warped tour and when that finishes we'll probably be skeletal zombies after playing in that heat, so we'll need a wee rest. After that, we'll be going into the studio to record album number two."

Then asked how far along the band were in writing the follow-up to 'Free', the singer said: "We're well into double figures, we've got at least 15 or 16 songs and we've demoed about 10. But that's still early doors for us, we like to revisit things about a million times. We're weird perfectionists like that, we really like to take our time. It'll probably be out at the start of next year."

McTrusty then said that the band were already in discussions with Foo Fighters/Pixies producer Gil Norton about working on their new album. Norton also produced 'Free'.

Asked about producers, McTrusty said: "We worked with Gil Norton on the last album and we've started talking to him about doing it again. We loved working with him and I don't think there's anyone else who could get the high impact rock sound that we're going for quite like him."

Twin Atlantic also kicked off the JD Roots series of homecoming shows last night (May 3). JD Roots have partnered with NME to support local music and search for Britain's Best Small Venue and are also hosting The Horrors returning to Southend Chinnerys on May 9 and The Cribs at Wakefield's Theatre Royal on May 16.

The band, who were headlining Glasgow's King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, covered Marc Cohn's 1991 classic 'Walking In Memphis' as part of their set.

McTrusty, who told the crowd that they'd been asked cover a song that was inspired by Jack Daniels' home state of Tennessee, said before he launched into the cover: "I'm so fucking nervous playing this song. I hope I don't fuck it up. Actually, this is a bit like Stars In Their Eyes, all I need is a bit of dry ice."

The band then played a rapturously received set, which drew heavily from 'Free' and their debut mini – album 'Vivarium'.

Twin Atlantic playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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