The Twang make their Oxegen debut

Birmingham band are humbled by welcoming crowd

The Twang, John Peel Stage, 23.10pm June 23 Glastonbury 2007. Pic: Andrew Kendall
The Twang made their Oxegen debut with a raucous set on the NME Stage this afternoon (July 7) .

The Birmingham band rolled through a series of tracks from their debut album ‘Love It When I Feel Like This’ including hit singles ‘Wide Awake’ and ‘Either Way’.

Kicking off with ‘The Neighbour’, co-singer Martin Saunders headed a pint of beer thrown onstage by a member of the audience.

Announcing their arrival in Dublin, singer Phil Etheridge told the crowd as the band tore into ‘Reap What You Sow’: “We are a band from Birmingham called The Twang for anyone who doesn’t know us. This is a song called ‘Reap What You Sow’ which is what we’re doing in front of you.”

Later as the band launched into forthcoming single ‘Two Lovers’, Etheridge was clearly humbled by the occasion.

“Fucking hell man it is good to be here,” he told the crowd. “Fuck, I’m buzzing. This if for anyone falling in love in the mud.”

The Twang played:

‘The Neighbour’
‘Either Way’
‘Push The Ghosts’
‘Aimless With An Aim’
‘Reap What You Sow’
‘Ice Cream Sundae’
‘Loosely Dancing’
‘Two Lovers’
‘Wide Awake’
‘Cloudy Room’


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