We review the new single from Twin City – Looking Glass

Is that the sound of a 90s classic indie rock band you can here?

Well, you wouldn’t be a fool for thinking so, but you would be wrong. It’s actually Bristol four-piece Twin City’s latest single ‘Looking Glass’.

These newcomers took the indie scene by storm with their debut single ‘Shake the Walls’, which quickly established them as a must-see for many listeners. Their nostalgic Britpop-esqe sound gave them some start to their musical venture, with their sell-out debut gig being swiftly followed by a second gig as main support for indie champions The Lathums.

Given their luck in seemingly landing on a winning formula immediately you won’t be surprised to learn that the sound of their second single follows suit to their first.

Like any good classic indie track, distorted guitars and whining vocals are the distinct elements of its sound. But standing out more than that is the optimistic and upbeat tone that the tune carries.

Describing this sense of positivity, the band said ‘Looking Glass’ is “about keeping your dreams alive and not throwing in the towel when times get tough. If something’s worth pursuing then get out there and get after it cause it won’t be handed to you on a plate!”.

This optimism is certainly admirable, and definitely something worth hearing every once in a while. I’m sure it will serve the band well in their ongoing rapid growth. Don’t be shocked if you start seeing the name Twin City on more and more lineups across the country in the near future.

Give ‘Looking Glass’ a listen, and let us know what you think!