Hailing from Texas, this emerging force in the darkwave scene turned heads in 2018 with the release of their sold-out debut album Shadows. Returning in 2020 with the ten-track album Ceremony, they’re back with an evolved sound that explores love and loss while showcasing their progression as a band.
After gaining some serious credibility on the US live circuit playing alongside such acts as She Past Away, ACTORS, Ash Code, and Kaelan Mikla, Twin Tribes returned to the recording studio in 2019 to put together their second album, released in December. Ceremony is both dynamic and introspective, balancing the darker shades of the emotional spectrum with an energy and momentum that gifts their music a powerful sense of urgency and drama. With lyrics that dig deep into the personal turmoil of love, life and loss, Twin Tribes have forged a new aesthetic that fuses the gothic with the romantic, viewing emotional themes through a darker lens.
“It’s the next step in our progression as a band. We feel we’ve grown leaps and bounds, and hopefully, in this coming year, we can continue to grow.”
Drawing influence from The Cure and Depeche Mode while forming an integral part of a burgeoning scene that includes contemporary acts such as Drab Majesty and She Past Away, Twin Tribes have played shows across the US in support of their debut album, and plan to bring their latest release to festivals and venues across the country and even further afield this year. As their second LP gains increasing critical and commercial attention, these pillars of the independent music scene continue to re-define what genres such as darkwave and post-punk mean in 2020.
“The lyrics separate themselves from our first album, as they speak directly to personal situations in our lives involving, death, heartbreak, the passage of time.”