REVIEW | The Twistettes: Jilt The Jive

On Saturday 5th March, we were in attendance for the now legendary Yellowlands show which took place at the prestigious Barrowland Ballroom, and safe to say it will go down as one of the greatest local gigs we have ever attended.

A big part of that was the immense line-up – Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, The Girobabies, Jamie & Shoony, Have Mercy Las Vegas and the subject of today’s review – The Twistettes.

We had never witnessed or even had the privilege of listening to the duo of Jo and Nicky prior to this show, but after their cracking opening set, we instantly fell in love with their music, and when we learned they were putting out a new album titled Jilt The Jive, courtesy of Traffic Cone Records, we got hyped, and that said hype paid off.

What makes this record as entertaining as it is? Not only the addictive classic alternative punk sound right out of the late 70s/early 80s, but the great combination of rugged bass lines and crashing drums. Every single track on this album is a short, to the point, in your face catchy number riding on a non-stop wave of momentum.

On The Radio is an enjoyable chunky track, and The Line gives us serious Led Zeppelin vibes during the chorus. Meanwhile, Suck It, Fake It is highlighted by some provocative lyrics that is just one example of the solid writing throughout, Turn It Up features a combustible energy, and last but not least Is This It serves as an electrifying climax.

A 24 minute blitz that excited us just as much as the first time we saw this pair live on stage. It is pretty hard to think of another record as of late that has made us want to stick on our dancing shoes and boogie on down as much as Jilt The Jive.

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