The Twang

Formed 2004.

UK Indie band

The Twang

Biography

The Twang are an indie rock band from Birmingham, England, formed in 2001. The band have released four studio albums - Love It When I Feel Like This (2007), Jewellery Quarter (2009) , 10:20 (2012) and NEONTWANG (2014) Comprising vocalist and guitarist Phil Etheridge, bassist Jon Watkin, vocalist Martin Saunders, guitarist Stu Hartland and drummer Matty Clinton, the band garnered national acclaim when the influential NME magazine produced an article on music acts in the West Midlands (which also featured fellow West Midlanders Ripchord and The Enemy). Ex touring member Barry Fratelli is a member of the Scottish rock band The Fratellis.

The band's debut single, "Wide Awake", was released on 19 March 2007, with their debut album Love It When I Feel Like This (released on 4 June 2007) being produced by Gavin Monaghan, known for his work with Editors, Ocean Colour Scene, Robert Plant, Scott Matthews and The Holloways. The album reached #3 in the UK charts.

The Twang's second album, Jewellery Quarter, was released 3 August 2009 and reached #20 on the UK album chart. The album was produced by Neil Claxton of Mint Royale at Blueprint Studios in Salford. Third album 10:20 was released on 29 October 2012, reaching a chart placing of #52.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Jewellery Quarter

    Jewellery Quarter 2009

    Reviewed by Tom Hocknell
    The Twang return with an effortless 2nd album, thus announcing their front-lash.
  2. Review of Love It When I Feel Like This

    Love It When I Feel Like This 2007

    Reviewed by Damian Jones
    'Love It When I Feel Like This' is littered with songs you just wanna hug your mates to.
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