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Twin Falls

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1. TWIN FALLS - an alt.country, indie band from Somerset, England (2006 - Present). Signed to Cowshed Records.

In a previous life, west countryman Luke Stidson ran the much-missed indie label Exercise1, releasing debut singles from the likes of Twin Thousands, Jeremy Warmsley and a widely acclaimed compilation called 50minutes that included contributions from Daniel Johnston and MC Lars.

5 years later, and the demise of the label had left a hole in Luke’s creativity. One that could only be matched by the holes it had also left in his credit score. Luke quickly went back to doing what he'd done before - writing and recording songs in his bedroom.

Giving himself the name Twin Falls and roping in close friends and family members to play any of the instruments he couldn’t manage by himself, he self-released 2 EPs over the period of a year. Online mag Subba-Cultcha declared the project a 4 out of 5 whilst God Is In The TV called it "essential listening...Twin Falls never let you down", before awarding the full 5 out of 5 marks.

It was a lofty introduction and one that radio soon began to take a note on too, with both Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson providing several plays on BBC 6Music. Lamacq eventually interviewing Stidson on air and dubbing Twin Falls “lo-fi romantics”.

A succession of live dates later, along with a tip of the cap from fellow west country dweller and PJ Harvey right hand John Parish (who included ‘Janie I Will Only Let You down’ on a compilation he was curating), Twin Falls is now ready to release his full length debut record ‘Slow Numb’ later in 2011. A record which he spent a year recording in various living rooms, sheds, garages and barns in his native Somerset. The conclusion is a sound that isn’t ever easy to pin down, but the record seems perfectly cohesive all the same.

At points you’d be forgiven for thinking Neil Young was a big influence on the out-and-out folk/country moments (he is). You may think the nasty fuzz guitar and synth pop combinations were intended to remind you of Grandaddy (they probably were) and you may even think the ethereal light that touches the production as a whole makes a distinct nod to the late great Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse. All of this would be true, but it’s the finely tuned oscillation between these points that help give ‘Slow Numb’ its unique character.

2. TWIN FALLS - an unsigned US metal band from Pheonix who released one album in 2006

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