The Twang

The Twang

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The Twang are an indie rock band from Birmingham, England, formed in 2001. The band have released three studio albums - Love It When I Feel Like This (2007), Jewellery Quarter (2009) and 10:20 (2012).

Biography

The Twang are an indie rock band from Birmingham, England, formed in 2001. The band have released three studio albums - Love It When I Feel Like This (2007), Jewellery Quarter (2009) and 10:20 (2012). Comprising vocalist and guitarist Phil Etheridge, bassist Jon Watkins, vocalist Martin Saunders, guitarist Stu Hartland and drummer Matty Clinton, the band garnered national acclaim when the influential NME magazine produced an article on music acts in the West Midlands (which also featured fellow Midlanders Ripchord and The Enemy) .

The band's debut single, "Wide Awake", was released March 19, 2007, with their debut album Love It When I Feel Like This (released on June 4, 2007) being produced by Gavin Monaghan, known for his work with Editors, Ocean Colour Scene, Robert Plant, Scott Matthews and The Holloways. The album reached #3 in the UK charts.[1]

The Twang's second album, Jewellery Quarter, was released 3 August 2009 and reached #20 on the UK album chart. The album was produced by Neil Claxton of Mint Royale at Blueprint Studios in Salford. Third album 10:20 was released on 29 October 2012, reaching a chart placing of #52.

Lead singer [Etheridge is an Aston Villa supporter, Saunders is a Birmingham City supporter whilst the rest are West Bromwich Albion supporters as stated in a Live Lounge session on BBC Radio 1 presented by Jo Whiley.

Discography

Albums

Love It When I Feel Like This (4 June 2007) #3 (UK)
Jewellery Quarter (3 August 2009) #20 (UK)
10:20 (29 October 2012) #52 (UK)

EPs

Guapa EP (14 February 2011)

Singles

"Wide Awake" (March 19, 2007) UK #15
"Either Way" (May 28, 2007) UK #8
"Two Lovers" (August 27, 2007) UK #34
"Push The Ghosts" / "Drinking In L.A" (November 26, 2007) UK #63
"Another Bus" (Free download)
"Barney Rubble" (July 27, 2009) UK #59
"Encouraging Sign" (October 18, 2009)
"Paradise" (Free download)
"We're A Crowd" (February 13, 2012)
"Mainline"