Review: Twin Wild at The Railway Inn, Winchester (29/01/2015)


Twin Wild played an intimate show at The Railway Inn in Winchester as part of their small headline tour with support from local Hampshire acts.

The Golden Age played to an, at the time, sparse room. The duo is more instrumental than lyrical. Their drums definitely stood out and shaped their sound, along with dragged tailed off guitars. They fall into the rock category although at times I think there is a bit of jazz in the arrangement and the melodica added something different to their sound as well.

Following was Brink Theory from Basingstoke. The four piece band’s set has a strong sound. The instruments are constantly present throughout the set, keeping the performance tight and setting the tone for their sound. ‘Runaway’ especially stood out for me, and ‘Nowhere Girl’ has a rather powerful beginning as well. Their melodies are easy to listen to with a tinge of pop sensibility to them. They obviously enjoy playing on stage, with the occasional spontaneous moves while getting closer to the audience, making them a likeable bunch to watch.

The penultimate act, Flashfires, delivered a good performance that certainly entertained the crowd that had gathered by that time. The moment lead singer Alex Gonzato started singing it immediately caught my attention, his vocals have a really intriguing quality to them and it compliments their music really well. Their music is rather fast paced, with a funky twist and a surge of energy. They have a great stage presence and they know how to captivate their audiences with jangly guitars, unique vocals, catchy beats and a most definitely fun experience; they are the kind of band you would want playing at your party to boost the atmosphere to just the optimal mood. At the same time they are capable of channeling deeper emotions, as seen when they did the first half of a song acoustically. Give their debut single ‘Circus Boy‘ a listen for a taste of their versatility.

Previously known as Pyramids, Twin Wild came on stage and were warmly welcomed by the crowd. The rock quartet from London brought the sound of the night to a high; they have so much power and drive in their sound and they have the ability to unleash it. There is something bold and daring on top of their undeniable fast tempo rock sound enriched with prominent drums and guitars as heard in their single ‘Another Stranger‘. Wrapping up their continuously strong set with catchy single ‘Fears‘, they ended the night on a high note, leaving their loving audiences, who have been rocking out and singing along with them, very satisfied. They also came straight off the stage talking with them as well, being friendly and attentive to their fans combined with their great materials Twin Wild is going a long way.

There are plenty more chances to see Twin Wild live. They will be supporting Nothing But Thieves’ UK headline tour running across February and March, PVRIS in April and playing The Great Escape Festival in Brighton in the Summer.

Visit for their full list of live dates.


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