CD of the Week - The Sunday Times
Album of the Month - The Skinny (5/5)
"Terrific." - The Observer
"What a find." - The Scotsman (4/5)
“Lewis Jr.’s return is triumphant.” - The Fly (4/5)
"Pop music where the bad guy wins." - Pitchfork (8.6 - Best New Music)
"Its thrills and spills are irresistable." - Drowned in Sound (9/10)
“A brilliant selection of songs about spilling your romantic beans.” - Time Out (4/5)
"These tunes blaze brilliantly and briefly, just like a brat pack love story." - Metro (4/5)
Twin Shadow, the psueudonym of George Lewis Jr., release latest album, Confess, through 4AD this week. Self-produced and with mixing duties handled by Michael H. Brauer (Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney), the follow-up to 2010's Forget finds Lewis Jr. doing what he does best; remembering and reinventing, fashioning a soundtrack which sounds refreshingly and distinctly modern.
Inspired by a motorcycle accident George was involved in a few years ago, Confessis suitably dramatic and exhilirating. Referencing the 80s New Wave close to its creator's heart and with a cinematic ambition, the album is personalised by a lyrical concern that reveals Lewis Jr. to be the Don Juan with a conscience; louche, charming and melancholic in equal measure.
Watch the video for the lead track from the album, 'Five Seconds', below and download the MP3 here. Twin Shadow are on tour now and play a number of shows throughout the summer and autumn. They have also confirmed two UK dates at the end of the year - Sound Control, Manchester on 31st October and Brixton Electric, London on 1st November. All other dates are here.