Uploaded on Feb 2, 2011
Twin Shadow is the latest act to record for the 4AD Sessions series. Filmed at Teddington Studios at the back end of 2010, the session airs ahead of the band's debut European tour and gives fans a real insight into the band's live set up following the release of debut album, Forget, last year.
While Twin Shadow has long been seen as the work of lead singer George Lewis Jr., the four session tracks show a tightly wound and musically astute four piece, effortlessly playing off one another. 'Slow' and future single, 'Castles In The Snow', both highlight the urgency that drives their live performances, while the version of 'Forget' pushes George's guitar playing to the fore, revealing an epic, almost stadium-like quality to the band not necessarily evident on record. More importantly, the session confirms that Twin Shadow are a formidable live proposition, leaning on classic rock and new wave signifiers, but able to channel their own unique charm and allure. View the full session here: http://4adsessions.com/007
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More details here: http://www.4ad.com/twin-shadow/
About the 4AD Sessions
The 4AD Sessions are an ongoing series of video recordings with various acts from the label's roster. Following on from the Deerhunter session at the Studio Plateaux on Platts Eyott island in 2008, the recordings will see 4AD artists performing back-catalogue covers and alternative versions of their own material.
* Director: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Director of Photography: Nick Wood, Camera: Stuart Ward, Editing and Post Production: Iain Forsyth, Recording and Mixing: David Loudoun, DMZ Live, Photography: David Emery