Twitching Tongues

Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:

Twitching Tongues

True Love, Vamachara, Laid 2 Rest, Lift

Wed, April 4, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Space Ballroom.

Hamden, CT

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Twitching Tongues
Twitching Tongues
Colin Young: Vocals
Taylor Young: Guitar/Vocals
F. Sean Martin: Guitar
Alec Faber: Bass
Cayle Sain: Drums

Though their sound has evolved dramatically since their inception, Twitching Tongues was born of LA's hardcore scene in 2009. Formed by brothers Colin Young (vocals) and Taylor Young (guitar/vocals) alongside drummer Michael Cesario and bassist Keith Paull, the unit slowly established their reputation locally, embracing the DIY ethic. With their 2010 demo already circulating, their first official release, I & I (Insane & Inhumane) 7", arrived in 2011, and by the time of July that year rolled around they were touring the US twice annually, also embarking on their first European tour.

Their debut full-length Sleep Therapy was a somewhat bluesier affair than initially intended, and while increasing their profile, it lacked the grit of the records that followed. Though tracked in 2010, it was not officially released until March of 2012, and it had been circulating on the internet for several months prior to release. Following that was their Preacher Man 7" EP, and their sophomore full-length, 2013's In Love There Is No Law, where the band's sound evolved into something that more substantially separated them from their peers. It was during this era that the band experienced their first substantial lineup change, with bassist Paull replaced by Kyle Thomas and second guitarist Leo Orozco also added to their ranks. Taking a darker, harder direction though also inherently melodic, this collection of songs featured a broader spectrum of dynamics, making them a far more unique - and hard to classify - proposition. This sound firmly established Twitching Tongues and what they were about, though not quite fitting in anywhere also made other bands hesitant to take them on the road, leading them to headline constantly. Regardless, through the strength of the record, combined with ever-spreading word of mouth concerning their live shows and an intense touring schedule, their fan base continued to grow. This lineup recorded the band's third full-length, Disharmony (2015), the most ambitious album they had released at that point. Evolving even further from their origins, the unit further upped the aggression and embraced a variety of styles, and vocalist Young delivered the most frank lyrics of his career. While this drew new fans to the band and was met with many favorable reviews, it also served to alienate a proportion of their followers - the members having correctly anticipated that it would have a somewhat polarizing effect on those that had connected with their earlier output, though it remains a record of which the Young brothers remain proud.

However, the album also had an inner-polarizing effect, and following the release of Disharmony, Thomas, Orozco and founding member Cesario exited the band to pursue other projects. While this potentially placed Twitching Tongues' future in jeopardy, Colin and Taylor Young remained intent to move forward, and they went about recruiting drummer Cayle Sain, bassist Alec Faber, and guitarist Sean Martin. With this revamped lineup, the band entered into the writing process for their fourth full-length, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred. The title, drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer - "Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life" - reflects the band's mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors. With "failure" as a core theme driving Colin Young's lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate to speak his mind. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. With interconnected parts, musical references and callbacks in each song, everything is tied together in a manner unlike any of their previous releases. At the same time, while maintaining the same levels of hardness and aggression that has characterized their later work, it features much more immediate and memorable melodies, which evoke the sound of In Love There Is No Law yet at the same time feel fresh and new.

Having rounded out 2017 on tour with the likes of Hatebreed, Dying Fetus and previous tour mates Code Orange, in 2018 they will be touring directly in support of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred.
True Love
True Love
True Love are a straight-edge hardcore band from Detroit, Michigan. Recorded in the summer of 2015 with Andy Nelson at Chicago's own Bricktop Studios, their first full-length Heaven's Too Good for Us is 13 songs of razor-sharp hardcore, clocking in at a breathless 17 minutes. True Love races and pummels through anthems of taking back what's owed, straight-edge fury, broken vows, and the real truths of love lost and sometimes found. Tracks like "Your Side" and "Where It Ends" ache and twist with promises of forever, backed by crushing walls of guitars and "nobody stands still" breaks, while tracks "Kill for That" and "Stay True" showcase their ability to slow from frenetic, breakneck speeds to a mid-paced groove that leads to a controlled chaos. The record also features guest vocals from Turnstile's Brendan Yates and Forced Order's Nick Samayoa.

As far as the lyrical world created by singer Dominic Vargaz is concerned, listeners are either with him, or against him. While True Love initially started as an attempt to resurrect a forgotten sound, with the dual buzzsaw attack from guitarists Alec Faber and Brad Walker, and rhythms driven by bassist Joe Palleschi and drummer Derrick Daniel, the sound becomes entirely their own. Whether they're playing blistering sets on their home turf of Detroit, or playing shows across the country with peers and the bands that defined their sound -- their vision is uncompromising.
Vamachara
Founded in the Summer Of 2013

Demo Released February 2014

Lapse out soon on Melotov Records and Cold Hand Records.

Booking: VamacharaHC@gmail.com
Laid 2 Rest
Lift
Lift
Lift is a new band out of CT set to bring thoughtful and carefully directed rage back to the forefront of the CT music scene. New EP out early 2017!
Venue Information:
Space Ballroom.
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514