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The Lemon Twigs - Hear second EP track ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’
The Lemon Twigs : Hear second EP track ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’
13th September 2017

Ahead of their final North American and UK tour of the year, The Lemon Twigs have shared a second song from Brothers of Destruction, their forthcoming six-track EP due to be released on September 22.  Premiered by BBC 6Music and Stereogum yesterday, ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’ is now available on all streaming services.

Buy/stream ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’ here.

A collection of previously unreleased material, Brothers of Destruction was written and recorded by the D’Addario brothers – Brian (20) and Michael (18) – on their 8-track at home in New York during Spring 2015, not long after recording their debut album, Do Hollywood.  The half dozen songs, most of which already feature in The Lemon Twigs’ searing live shows, will be made available digitally and as a 12” vinyl.

“In the beginning of 2015 we had songs left over from the Do Hollywood sessions, so we decided to record them at home in New York on our 8-track. Many of you will recognize some of the songs from our live shows. They’ve changed a lot over the past year, but these are the original versions. We consider the EP the last chapter of the Do Hollywood era of our group. So enjoy!”

Pre-order the EP on vinyl via 4AD here.
Pre-order the album on all other platforms here.  

The Lemon Twigs - Brothers of Destruction
12” - 4AD0033T / Digital - 4AD0033

1. Intro
2. Why Didn’t You Say That?
3. So Fine
4. Beautiful
5. Night Song
6. Light and Love

Alongside live members Megan Zeankowski (bass) and Danny Ayala (vocals, keyboards), The Lemon Twigs will bring their idiosyncratic live show to North America and UK this year.  A full list of dates can be found below, and for ticket information head to thelemontwigs.com

September
15th-16th - Middle Waves, Fort Wayne IN, US
22nd - Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON, Canada
23rd - Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON, Canada
28th - The Sinclair, Cambridge MA, US
29th - The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ, US
30th - Black Cat, Washington DC, US

October
6th-8th - Austin City Limits, Austin TX, US
13th-15th - Austin City Limits, Austin TX, US
20th - Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA, US
21st - Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA, US
26th - Thalia Hall, Chicago IL, US
27th - Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis MN, US
28th - Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis MN, US

November
10th - Ritz, Manchester, UK
11th - Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
12th - QMU, Glasgow, UK
14th - O2 Institute2, Birmingham, UK
15th - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK

Do Hollywood – the Lemon Twigs’ debut album – was recorded in Los Angeles with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado.  Released last year it includes the singles ‘These Words’, ‘As Long As We’re Together’ and ‘I Wanna Prove To You’.  The prodigiously talented brothers have been playing rock music since they were old enough to walk and talk, mastering every instrument they could get their hands on and playing everything together.  Mining inspiration from every era of rock, they crafted richly sophisticated baroque songs into a ten-track tour de force – a perfect introduction to the world of The Lemon Twigs.

“A beautiful, mad jigsaw of ideas.” - Loud And Quiet – Album of the Week
Do Hollywood is a special little record with surprises around every corner that constantly thrill and excite.”  – The Line Of Best Fit – Album of the Week
“Do Hollywood is a curiosity, but a pretty glorious one.” - The Guardian ****
“The Lemon Twigs have created their own world, and it was exciting to witness it for the first time.” - The Times ****
“A hugely entertaining, hyperactive romp crammed with lush, Beatles-y harmonies, vaudeville pop and histrionic rock opera flourishes.” - Q
“Baroque and power pop splendour.” – MOJO
“The future of rock ‘n’ roll.” – NME ****

Watch the Lemon Twigs’ official videos from Do Hollywood:
‘These Words’ (directed by Brook Linder)
‘As Long As We’re Together’ (directed by Autumn De Wilde) 
‘I Wanna Prove To You’ (directed by Nick Roney)