For the past two years, Twen has been re-defining what a touring band looks like. In an age of homogeneous pop crafted for streaming consumption, Twen have been touring endlessly and perfecting a raw and mesmerizing live show without a proper release in tow. With DIY at the core of the band’s ethos, the two Twen masterminds have run Airbnbs while touring, played in exchange for skydiving, screen printed self-designed merch items by hand, and booked their own tours. Now based in Nashville, Twen have been gearing up to release the explosive debut album Awestruck.
Despite the band's non-traditional start, promise grows with each step Twen takes. The freedom and chaos brought on by their nomadic roots leaks into their live performance, only to saturate further with time. With touring now defining how a rock band can earn keep in 2019, Twen represents a refreshing antidote in an increasingly digital world. Awestruck serves as their digital flag, a compressed promise of the joyous energy that awaits in their tours and records to come.
Release: 20 September, 2019, Frenchkiss/The Orchard
Words: Brain Drain PR