The Twang play headlining London show

Frontman Phil Etheridge enjoys Streets comparisons

The Twang played a sold out headlining show at the ICA, London last night (March 7).

The Birmingham band who are yet to release a record played a ten song set at the art gallery-cum-venue.

Problems with the microphones did not dampen the spirits of the newcomers who managed to warm up an initially frosty audience as the band used their set to preview a number of new songs from their eagerly anticipated debut album, including the punchy ‘Don’t Wait Up’.

Before the final song of the night, ‘Cloudy Room’ front man Phil Etheridge prescibed rowdism announcing: “This is an art gallery. Lets have boogie and smash it up.”

Speaking to NME.COM after the show, Etheridge declared he enjoyed the gig and was flattered by recent comparisons to Mike Skinner and Shaun Ryder.

“For me Skinner is a genius and Ryder is a hero,” Etheridge said. “If people are going to say that then I am buzzing but I can only be me and carry on having a laugh with my best friends.”

The energetic singer does had one gripe though. “I can’t stand it when people call us Chavs,” he moaned. “I hate being called a Chav.”

The Twang played:

‘The Neighbour’


‘Don’t Wait Up’

‘Either Way’

‘Lost My Smile’

‘Ice Cream’


‘Push the Ghosts’

‘Wide Awake’

‘Cloudy Room’

Meanwhuile, the band’s first single ‘Wide Awake’ is due for released on March 19.