Twin Shadow is the latest act to record for the 4AD Sessions series. Filmed at Teddington Studios at the back end of 2010, the session airs ahead of the band's debut European tour and gives fans a real insight into the band's live set up following the release of debut album, Forget, last year.
While Twin Shadow has long been seen as the work of lead singer George Lewis Jr., the four session tracks show a tightly wound and musically astute four piece, effortlessly playing off one another. 'Slow' and future single, 'Castles In The Snow', both highlight the urgency that drives their live performances, while the version of 'Forget' pushes George's guitar playing to the fore, revealing an epic, almost stadium-like quality to the band not necessarily evident on record. More importantly, the session confirms that Twin Shadow are a formidable live proposition, leaning on classic rock and new wave signifiers, but able to channel their own unique charm and allure.
Twin Shadow have recently confirmed a series of tour dates, taking in shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Gigs in America in January are followed by the band's first UK tour, culminating in an NME Awards show with Warpaint at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. Following this, the band travel across the US in support of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. A full list of all dates are available here.ï»¿
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The 4AD Sessions are an ongoing series of video recordings with various acts from the label's roster. Following on from the Deerhunter session at the Studio Plateaux on Platts Eyott island in 2008, the recordings will see 4AD artists performing back-catalogue covers and alternative versions of their own material.