Twin Beasts

Twin Beasts

 
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Twin Beasts (formerly The Toot Toot Toots) are a hyper-rowdy, grit-pop five-piece, full of big-hooks and solid rhythms.

Biography

It has been a busy time for Melbourne’s Twin Beasts (formerly The Toot Toot Toots). In the past year they have played at Victoria’s Meredith Music Festival, at Western Australia’s Rock It Festival, at the inaugural White Night Melbourne Festival and to a sold out crowd for their season at Melbourne’s Spiegeltent. In 2012 they released their debut album, Outlaws, which was awarded ABC Radio National Album of the Week. Most recently they recorded their sophomore album, Badlove, with ARIA nominated producer Burke Reid (The Drones, Oh Mercy, Gerling) due to be released in February, 2014.

“Yes it is good. Yes it is noisy. And yes it has captured my ear and held it long enough to win me over!”
Tim Ritchie, Editor, Music and Presentation, ABC Radio National

In the past four years Twin Beasts have gone from playing small regional shows and recording in bedrooms, to playing national festivals and recording with some of Australia’s most esteemed producers. Following two EPs, they released their debut album, Outlaws, in 2012, to great critical appraisal. Patrick Emery, in a four star review from The Age newspaper, called it “triumphant”. Samuel J. Fell, in his review in the Sydney Morning Herald, said it was “in a league of its own.”

In May, 2013, the band, then known as The Toot Toot Toots, began recording their much anticipated sophomore album, Badlove, with producer Burke Reid. For a month the band and Reid went into lockdown, first for pre-production in Phillip Island, Victoria, and then to the New South Wales’ Central Coast to record. The band and Reid worked closely and in isolation throughout the month, and came out of the studio both with a new album, and a new name. The name is Twin Beasts, and their album Badlove is a step in a different direction. Marking a clear departure from their earlier narrative- and concept-driven work, the album is currently in the process of being mixed with Reid in Canada. Exploring the themes of love, lust and infatuation, Badlove is slated for a release in early 2014.

Inspired by artists as diverse as Beck, Bob Dylan, and ELO, Twin Beasts have been compared with the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Ennio Morricone. They have made a name for themselves with their hyper-energetic live shows and boisterous, romping music. Kinch Kinski of Unpaved said of their live show; “They intertwine intelligent, conceptual songwriting with big hooks, hilarity and spectacle… get along to a show and let them weave strange worlds before your eyes.”

Twin Beasts are set to release their new album, Badlove, in February, 2014.


www.twinbeasts.com

Discography

Bad Love - Album - Due out early 2014

Outlaws - Album - May 2012

Curse the Crow - EP- Nov 2010

Stab Me Up Baby - EP- 2009.