- 16 Apr 20
Scottish punk rockers The Twilight Sad have released a surprise album It Won/t Be Like This All The Time Live today via Bandcamp -fans are invited to pay what they want.
Today, on what was originally to be the date of the first of two nights at Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom, The Twilight Sad are delighted to announce the release of It Won/t Be Like This All the Time Live: a collection of live recordings captured across the band's busiest 2019 tours.
Featuring cuts from across The Twilight Sad's extensive discography, it serves as a reminder of just why they've become one of the UK's most cherished acts.The band hope it will offer fans comfort in the present climate.
In a statement they’ve said: “We have been talking about recording a live album for a long time. We think this is the best we’ve been playing as a live band and wanted to document that. With five albums of material we felt now was the time,” they explain.
“Over the past few months we were figuring out how to release the album and then covid-19/lockdown/gig cancellations happened. We quickly decided that we would release the album digitally on a pay what you want basis. The reason behind this” -they write: ‘is that we know that financially it is a worrying time for a lot of people and for ourselves included.
“We wanted to make sure we could give everyone who likes our band one of our gigs live in their living room as we can’t be out in the world playing gigs right now. We wanted to make sure that anyone who wants the album can afford it as well.”
The band invites everyone to take part in their Twitter listening party for the live album hosted by Tim Burgess #timstwitterlisteningparty tomorrow evening.
“Let's pretend we’re all at the gig together. All five of us will be taking part and sharing memories from past gigs, sharing thoughts on playing live and many other things,” they say.
The band ends on a hopeful note adding: “The title of our last album It Won/t Be Like This All the Time has been living with me for the past three/four years and right now that sentiment feels stronger than ever. We’ll get through this together.”
Available on a pay-what-you-want basis via bandcamp.