Single Review: Twin Atlantic – Yes, I Was Drunk

By on Monday, 16th July 2012 at 1:00 pm

Fresh from their tour dates with those lovable rogues in Blink-182 and those NOT so loveable rogues in the All-American Rejects, Twin Atlantic are releasing their new single, ‘Yes, I was Drunk’. Now, already from the title, I already like this song. It doesn’t matter whether it’s just the lads from Glasgow, sloshing down some whisky on a cold street in Scotland and singing shanties about haggis and why the English are rubbish. But I suppose you’re always told to not judge a book by its cover, so I suppose the same applies to not judging a single by its title… I think?

However, fun title aside, they’ve gone and got themselves some more Fernandez brownie points by offering up their live EP for free! Really guys, you didn’t have to, but poor students, well, we LOVE free things! But back to the song. “And I got into the car/ And put her into first” are the lyrics that stand out for me in this single. A song about being drunk is cool. A song involving any mention of drink driving is never cool. I know rock stars are allowed to play the fool, be a little crazy but come on guys, have some sense. Barring the lyrical blips which irk me greatly, the song impresses on most levels. The video’s interesting to say the least and it has that charm which Twin Atlantic have patented on their latest record ‘Free’.

Their way of being Scottish and rocking significantly hard, yet not being Biffy Clyro, is an impressive feat by any of our Celtic neighbours. Their brand of unsophisticated, ‘pick up a guitar and sing some songs’ rock has its appeal though. While not being massively clever or inventive, it’s catchy and fun.

A solid effort, if not a massively inspiring one.


‘Yes, I Was Drunk’, Twin Atlantic’s next single, is out on the 27th of August on Red Bull Records. The band is heading out on a massive UK tour this autumn; all the details are here.


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