Introducing Interview: Twin Heart

After being in band Mechanical Smile together, Dawn and Murray Baxter, along with Owen Burt, decided to form current project Twin Heart.

Already starting to make a name for themselves with plays from the likes of Radio X and Amazing Radio (as well as our own Gigslutz Girls’ New Music Show!), Twin Heart have just released their debut EP – a collection of ferocious, racing ‘aggressive pop’ songs.

We caught up with the band to find out more…

Hi Twin Heart, how are you today?
Dawn: Hey, we are fantastic. The EP is out and we have just completed our UK tour, which was amazing!

When did you first realise you wanted to make music?
D: I was sitting in my living room and all of a sudden I heard the TV in the background and it was Nirvana Unplugged on MTV. I had no real interest in music before this and was blown away. From that moment, I knew I had to be making music.

You’ve had recent success lately getting your music played on Radio X and Amazing Radio, but what would be the main aim for Twin Heart over the upcoming months?
Murray: We have another UK tour booked in October and our biggest headline show to date at King Tut’s in Glasgow 26th August. We are continuing to promote our new EP and hope that more people can relate to our music and we can reach out to more people.

Emo/Post Hardcore has so many sub-genres in this current period of the industry, but how would you describe your sound?
Owen: We were using the generic Alt/Emo/Pop tag for ages, but then someone described us as Aggressive Pop. We really liked that and have been using it since, it has a cool ring to it.

What are your musical influences?
M: We all have such a wide taste in music and our influences range from singer-songwriters to bands such as Alexisonfire and Brand New. Dawn listens to a lot of Tori Amos and classical music. I think that calms her down.

Your debut EP has just been released – what are the themes running through the EP?
D: The EP is about playing in bands and how you put your whole life, everything into it and there’s always something or someone that stops you achieving what you want, what you deserve; then you dust yourself off and go again, because you have to, it’s in you not to give up on dreams and ambition. Music is like an incurable disease, once you have it you can’t get rid of it. Our last track on the EP the lyrics are “I’ll keep fighting ‘til the end” and that is from the heart and what we will do.

Finally, who are your top 3 emo artists?
M: Far, Brand New, Jimmy Eat World. No debates. They are the kings of EMO!

Huge thanks to Twin Heart for answering our questions! 

Progress:Decline, the debut EP from Twin Heart, is out now on Rip It Up Records.


Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.