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Balmy July saw the release of the first new song from Scottish misery-mongers The Twilight Sad since 2014’s critically acclaimed Nobody Want To Be Here & Nobody Wants To Leave.

‘I/m Not Here [Missing Face]’ set the scene for a more direct, pacier tone on their new album entitled It Won/t Be Like This All The Time due out on 18th January next year. Where their previous record wallowed, crooned and brooded, this single ‘Videograms’ shimmers. It’s unashamedly 80s-infused, driven by a sawtooth bassline overlaid by lush layers of guitar and backed by booming drums.

As with most of the band’s discography, the single artwork is gorgeous – a gaunt face seemingly dematerialising into pixelated oblivion, weeping a stream of tears styled like a bombarded Space Invaders bunker.

The Cure’s influence is all over this and that’s not surprising given that Robert Smith picked out the band to accompany them on their North American and following European tour. However, it’s no betrayal of their previous material, rather an evolution; it’s still noisy as anything and supremely moody. The Twilight Sad have returned: reinvigorated and raw.

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