Wild band who gatecrashed Kyle Falconer land Glasvegas support slot

WILD BAND WHO GATECRASHED KYLE FALCONER LAND GLASVEGAS SUPPORT SLOT

What a headline! The people at A State of Mind run an award-winning podcast and it shows in their promos.

“Wild band who gatecrashed Kyle Falconer land Glasvegas support slot” TwinsTown promo from A State of Mind.
A State of Mind HQ.
The Glasvegas poster from A State of Mind with TwinsTown supporting.

You can buy tickets here.

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Upcoming TwinsTown Gigs… Flare It!

TwinsTown have upcoming gigs.

I’ll never have to say, “why don’t you ask Den?” again

Having recruited Dennis Hamilton on drums, TwinsTown have a full squad ready to rock.

Gigs
In other news

Leroy Day is back and my favourites, Honk, will be playing. Here is Billy announcing plans for 2022.

Delighted to announce that Leroy Day will be returning after a 2 year absence and will be taking place as it has done since the first one 27 years ago on first Sunday in May. It will in essence be a delayed 25 year celebration of keeping this whole thing going in memory of our dear friend Leroy.

More details to follow but put 1st May at PJ Malloys in your diaries folks. It’s always Dunfermline’s number one musical extravaganza. ❤

Billy George, Honk
Leroy.
Original Honk line up.
“Honk against our back drop. A lassie from New Zealand who was touring Scotland did it in the cellar of The Spider’s Web where I was working at the time. Cost us 2 pints of guinness and a bar lunch. 🤣💙” – Billy George.

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TwinsTown on A State of Mind Unplugged

A State of Mind, the award-winning podcasters, invited Donald and Stuart to represent TwinsTown, performing a few songs and being interviewed. Apparently the podcasters had met the twins before, when they gatecrashed a Kyle Falconer interview, and knew what they were getting into. Hard to believe, I know.

Later, I discovered top podcaster Paul John Dykes is originally from Oakley. The world makes sense for once. These days I’m glad when something, anything, makes sense.

Donald and Stuart Mackay at A State of Mind Unplugged I.
Donald and Stuart Mackay at A State of Mind Unplugged II.
Donald Mackay at A State of Mind Unplugged.
Stuart Mackay at A State of Mind Unplugged.
Paul John Dykes, award-winning podcaster, A State of Mind Unplugged.
John McMulkin, taking a break from waging war against criminals with his indestructible supercar, KITT.
Top cameraman Kelvin focusing on Stuart as Donald tunes up.
Stuart Mackay and Stuart Rae preparing for a car crash interview at A State of Mind Unplugged.
Stuart Mackay interview ready, in helmet and goggles.

A State of Panic, I mean preparation, A State of Preparation

To prepare for the podcast I watched A State of Mind Unplugged featuring Shambolics. Unsurprisingly deeply earnest in parts (not in a bad way), it had iconic captions to introduce interview segments.

SHAMBOLICS ON… THE BEATLES & KIRKCALDY

My mind boggled. Imagine the TwinsTown captions… taboo doesn’t even begin to describe my thoughts. Unpublishable even on this liberal blog.

In the end diplomacy and clever editing won.

TWINSTOWN ON… FIFE TODAY CALLING YOU ‘A FORCE OF NATURE’

Cut to the Chase, FFS!

This is well worth a watch and thank you A State of Mind Unplugged.

A State of Mind Unplugged featuring TwinsTown.

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Post-Interview

Stuart Mackay post-interview celebration at A State of Mind Unplugged.
Cheers!
A State of Mind studio I.
A State of Mind studio II.
A TwinsTown State of Mind.
A TwinsTown State of Mind including me.

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A State of Mind Unplugged featuring TwinsTown.

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CLOUD Fife to benefit as TwinsTown headline the Whanga Records Christmas Party at PJ Molloys

Headliners TwinsTown and all the acts performing at the Whanga Records Christmas Party this Sunday, 19th December, at PJ Molloys, Dunfermline, have decided to donate the ticket money to CLOUD Fife, a community group that supports vulnerable people on our own doorstep.

TwinsTown and Whanga Records were discussing various good causes they’d like to support, including homeless charities, when the MC for the forthcoming Sunday spectacular, Billy George, mentioned his support for CLOUD Fife.

Everyone agreed immediately and Billy told me, “this is a very worthwhile cause with every penny going to help the needy have a better quality of life and to have the things the more fortunate among us take for granted”.

Billy George on stage at Tpot Studios with TwinsTown and My Pet Rocket performing the Christmas single I Don’t Know What I Want For Christmas.

“We hope, and expect, PJs will be rammed on Sunday as the people of Dunfermline always support a worthwhile cause,” Billy continued, “and we have a fantastic line up.”

TwinsTown plus special guests poster.

Looking at the poster, Billy is right, the bill for Sunday is fantastic.

Whanga Records Christmas Party Set Times

4.15 – 4.45 JIMMY CLOUSTON
5.00 – 5.30 COGNAC TWINS
5.45 – 6.15 STEVIE AGNEW
6.30 – 7.00 BEN SHARP
7.15 – 7.45 BURNT WIRE
8.00 – 8.30 AARON WRIGHT
8.45 – 9.15 1/4 CHUBZ
9.30 – 10.00 MARK CONDIE
10.15 – 10.45 BIRRELL OR BISCUIT
11.00 – 11.30 LINTON OSBORNE
11.45 – 12.30 TWINS TOWN
AFTER PARTY DJ COLIN COOK

What’s more…

TwinsTown and My Pet Rocket are also donating the proceeds of their new Christmas single and if you can’t make Sunday’s all-day event, you can contribute by downloading the single from bandcamp using this link.

Donate to CLOUD Fife via bandcamp

Okay, so it’s not Live Aid, but let’s help our fellow Fifers have a happy Christmas. Thank you if you decide to download and donate. It’s much appreciated.

The official music video was released on Friday, 10th December, and it now has over 8,000 views on Facebook and YouTube.

Watch on Facebook

I Don’t Know What I Want For Christmas

Watch on YouTube

I Don’t Know What I Want For Christmas on YouTube

TwinsTown and My Pet Rocket.

We hope to see you on Sunday.

Merry Christmas!

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Facebook views for TwinsTown and My Pet Rocket rocket

TwinsTown and My Pet Rocket released their new Christmas single and official music video on Friday, 10th December, and already it has well over 6,000 views on Facebook.

I Don’t Know What I Want For Christmas

For non-Facebook users the track is available here and will be released on YouTube at 4.30pm today. Streaming on all major services will follow shortly.

Update

Now on YouTube, click this link…

I Don’t Know What I Want For Christmas on YouTube

Harry Dixon on bass, Billy George on vocals, Dom Owtram on drums, and My Pet Rocket on vocals.

The video starts with an introduction from Hugh Reed of Hugh Reed and the Velvet Underpants and Hugh is outstanding as Santa Claus making his list and checking it twice.

Hugh Reed from Hugh Reed and the Velvet Underpants making a brilliant cameo appearance as Santa Claus.

In other highlights, Stuart Mackay, widely regarded as the sixth sexiest man in TwinsTown, appears in a bright red Christmas onesie.

My Pet Rocket, Donald and Stuart Mackay.

TwinsTown will be headlining the Whanga Records Christmas Party on Sunday, 19th December, at PJ Molloys, Dunfermline.

Merry Christmas!

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TwinsTown – Say Goodbye to the Summer (Official Music Video)

Out today TwinsTown’s Say Goodbye to the Summer (Official Music Video) features the band playing at The Twa Tams in Perth. Watch the story of the day as the band and fans set off from the Fire Station in Dunfermline and rock the place with a blistering set before wrestling breaks out with Hugh Reed and the Velvet Underpants.

TwinsTown – Say Goodbye to the Summer (Official Music Video)

TwinsTown and friends at the glen gates, Dunfermline.

Once upon a time I was fine

I knew exactly what I wanted to do

Stop, won’t you pause and rewind

Cos lately, lately, lately I haven’t got a clue

Say goodbye to the summer…

TwinsTown

The superb 40 second intro, quite long for TwinsTown, is followed by a well structured, tuneful and fairly conventional indie pop song.

There’s no more sunsets in your eyes

There’s no more drinking ’til the early sunrise

No more Monday morning long lies

You’re out of holidays and alibis!

TwinsTown

The deceptive complexity of Say Goodbye to the Summer is revealed in the chorus as it points to a deeper meaning.

Say goodbye to the summer

Say goodbye to the sun

Say goodbye to the summer

Say goodbye to everyone

TwinsTown

The last line of the last chorus, “Say goodbye to everyone,” makes me wonder; is this a simple goodbye to the summer, or is this someone on their last knockings, the summer being a metaphor for life.

I suppose I’ll never know. It’s not as if I can just phone these superstars up and ask. They’re busy preparing for their appearance at the EH6 festival on Saturday 27th November.

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Whanga Records Christmas Party presents TwinsTown and Special Guests – Tickets Available Now

Tickets are now available for TwinsTown and Special Guests at the Whanga Records Christmas Party, PJ Molloys, Dunfermline, on Sunday 19 December.

TwinsTown and Special Guests at PJ Molloys for the Whanga Records Christmas Party, 2021.

Whanga Records Christmas Party presents TwinsTown and Special Guests – Tickets

Please share this post widely and we’ll make it a brilliant day. Thank you.

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TwinsTown with support from 1/4 Chubz on 8 October

TwinsTown will play Whanga Records’ studio, 2a Chalmers Street, Dunfermline, on 8 October with support from 1/4 Chubz and there are some tickets left. Here is the braw poster created by Mariam Amhaz, Whanga Records marketing executive, followed by Mim’s own description of the event.

TwinsTown play Whanga Records poster by Mariam Amhaz.

TwinsTown gig coming up Friday 8th October from 7pm at Whanga Records – £15 on the door and BYOB. Email whanga@whang-records.com or speak to the boys for an advance ticket at £10 🙂After party at The Old Inn from 10pm. Limited capacity for this exclusive gig so get your space bagsied now 🎶🍻🥳LIVE MUSIC IS BACK – FLARE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

TwinsTown outside The Creepy Wee Pub before their last gig.

Breaking News

In breaking news Anthemesque is released today and we wish Birrell or Biscuit every success. Here are all the details taken straight from https://www.whanga-records.com/label-releases

Birrell or Biscuit – Anthemesque
Release Date – 1/10/21

Listen through your preferred streaming service here

Watch the music video here

‘Anthemesque’ is the latest single from Birrell or Biscuit.

This is as raw, open and brutally honest as music gets. Everything is laid out there. The anger and despair of a break up; sung, screamed, cried, over a dark brooding track that brings the passion and atmosphere to it’s peak. With choruses soaring through the melody and worming their way into your own psyche to be stuck there forever.

Where bands like Glasvegas end, is where Birrell or Biscuit begin. This is a man on the edge, laying his soul bare. A soul full of whisky and love! 

Giving his lost love an anthem…esque.. The accompanying video is as brutal as the track and leaves the listener / viewer as heartbroken as the man himself.

Craig Birrell of Birrell or Biscuit wearing Katy McGukin’s straw hat last seen in the video for Anthemesque. Reports suggest ransom negotiations are at a delicate stage. Fingers crossed the hat will eventually be returned safely.

Please feel free to share this post and keep an eye out for the crowdfunding page to save Katy’s hat.

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Whanga Records release 1/4 Chubz video and announce TwinsTown gig

Yesterday the new 1/4 Chubz – Cut Me Down video was released, provoking much discussion amongst patrons at The White Gates, especially the former miners who participated in the strike 1984/85.

1/4 Chubz – Cut Me Down (Official Video)

1/4 Chubz standing up in their Cut Me Down video reflecting on the miners’ strike 1984/85.

As you can see the video reflects on the miners’ strike and the miners who stood up to a government determined to defeat the workers with violence and lies.

A miner from Blairhaw was killed at Orgreave, ran over by a coal lorry that didn’t stop. We thought that would never happen. We thought we lived in a civilized country.

Wull Morris, Landlord, The White Gates
Riot police at Orgreave guard the convoy ultimately responsible for the death of a miner from Blairhall.

The Chubz’s video shows the convoy in action.

I knew your lies…

All you do is cut me down

1/4 Chubz

The video is of course a Whanga Records production directed and filmed by me, so thanks to the Chubz for giving me the opportunity to add to the growing voices demanding justice.

TwinsTown play Whanga Records

In TwinsTown news the next gig is at Whanga Records’ studio, 2a Chalmers Street, Dunfermline, on 8 October and here is the braw poster created by Mariam Amhaz followed by Mim’s own description of the event.

TwinsTown play Whanga Records poster by Mariam Amhaz.

TwinsTown gig coming up Friday 8th October from 7pm at Whanga Records – £15 on the door and BYOB. Email whanga@whang-records or speak to the boys for an advance ticket at £10 🙂After party at The Old Inn from 10pm. Limited capacity for this exclusive gig so get your space bagsied now 🎶🍻🥳LIVE MUSIC IS BACK – FLARE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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Birrell or Biscuit – Anthemesque (Official Video)

Our Whanga Records executive Craig Birrell is rock ‘n’ roll.

Birrell or Biscuit – Anthemesque (Official Video)

Watch Craig giving it laldy by clicking the link above.

Craig Birrell, before giving it laldy in the official video for Anthemesque.

Directed and filmed by our PR and photographer, Joe Graham, at Whanga Records’ rehearsal and recording studio at 2a Chalmers Street, Dunfermline, Craig gives an amazing, dramatic performance, like a modern-day Richard Burton. Sorry young yins, let’s say Joaquin Pheonix or Daniel Day-Lewis instead. I watched There Will Be Blood recently and Day-Lewis was astounding.

Actually, there was blood in Anthemesque. I was agog. I only said that because I love that word, agog. I fully expected spectacular method acting and full commitment from Craig. I’ve not known him long but he is an extremely talented writer, producer and performer who gives it his all, every time.

It’s an angry song…

Craig Birrell in a scene from the official video for Anthemesque.

Thanks go to Whanga Records’ marketing executive, Mariam Ahmaz, who sourced the still working TV for scenes reminiscent of the Sex Pistols or the Clash. I think we forgot to switch it on though. I’ll take the blame for that. Apologies to Mim who was working in The Old Inn and missed out on her usual cameo role.

Thanks also go to Harry Dixon. The Duke appeared in the Anthemesque video; he’s the one fiddling while Rome burns, or more accurately, playing bass whilst Birrell destroys Whanga.

TwinsTown’s Harry ‘The Duke’ Dixon crowns Craig Birrell with a straw hat at Whanga Records, Dunfermline.

We asked Harry to look disinterested as Craig’s mad turn grows but I couldn’t fit him into the main shot. Like the true professional that he is he worked his way in and fulfilled his role perfectly. Respect to The Duke, the Robert De Niro or maybe Keanu Reeves of TwinsTown.

I love Harry Dixon in Anthemesque. The Duke! Flare it!

Coming soon

Craig co-founded Whanga Records with Stuart Barrett and big Barrett is rock ‘n’ roll too. Look out for him in the forthcoming 1/4 Chubz video for Cut Me Down alongside band mates John Simpson and Trroyy Lleggatt (spelling from Facebook – that can’t be right!?).

I expected Cut Me Down to be the first music video directed and filmed by me for a few years now, however I was delighted when Craig asked me to do Anthemesque in only 24 hours and fortunately I was available at short notice.

Apologies to the 1/4 Chubz, although I’m sure that, like me, they don’t mind accommodating a friend and musical colleague.

In the meantime you can watch both Whanga founders in TwinsTown’s official video for Callum Paterson’s Broken Song. Barrett is on the bass and Birrell is pretending he knows how to work Big Daddy’s camera (although he knows now as I gave him a crash course after he bought his own camera).

TwinsTown – Callum Paterson’s Broken Song (Official Video)

Other official music videos you may like

Birrell of Biscuit – UFO Space Disco

TwinsTown – Dive In

TwinsTown – Welcome to my World

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