Af­ter you’re done hav­ing your mind blown, learn about the mu­sic on Sam Mc­trusty’s ipod

TWIN AT­LANTIC ARE HEAD­LIN­ING HAND­MADE FES­TI­VAL NEXT WEEK­END. BE PRE­PARED FOR FRONT­MAN SAM MC­TRUSTY TO SPEND THE DAY ACT­ING LIKE BEY­ONCÉ, AND THEN MESS­ING UP SONGS HE WROTE AND RECORDED HIM­SELF

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THE SONG THAT MADE ME WANT TO BE A MU­SI­CIAN WAS…

AN­THEM PART TWO BLINK-182

“It’s the open­ing track on [2001 blink al­bum] Take Off Your Pants And Jacket. I’d al­ways just lis­tened to mu­sic as a fun thing to do, or as back­ground mu­sic be­fore I heard this. But then in the sec­ond year of high school, this guy I used to skate with gave me a loan of this record, and I re­mem­ber turn­ing it on and be­ing like, ‘What the fuck?!’ It was all the stac­cato things at the start that just made me hear mu­sic dif­fer­ently af­ter I heard this song.”

FIND IT: Take Off Your Pants And Jacket (2001) THE SONG THAT MAKES ME THINK OF HOME IS…

COME AS YOU ARE NIR­VANA

“I’ve lis­tened to this song for the last 15 years. It just re­minds me of putting a gui­tar in the back of a car and go­ing to a band re­hearsal. Ob­vi­ously where we’re from is quite closely tied with mu­sic in the band, and the sup­port we’ve been given, so when­ever I hear this song I re­mem­ber our band and it re­minds me of home. Nir­vana are def­i­nitely one of my favourite bands.”

FIND IT: Nev­er­mind (1991) THE SONG THAT’S MADE ME THE MOST CASH IS…

TWIN AT­LANTIC HEART AND SOUL

“I’ve made hardly any money from be­ing in this band (laughs)! Heart And Soul has been on the ra­dio a ton and gets used on sports things and shit like that, so that’s prob­a­bly made me a lot of money, but I’ve never ac­tu­ally got it. Some evil per­son’s col­lected it, ’cause I don’t know where it is. we’ve never made a lot of money – when­ever we do a big gig, we don’t make any money be­cause we put it all back into the show, and we go nuts be­cause we want the show to be amaz­ing.”

FIND IT: Great Di­vide (2014) THE SONG WITH THE GREAT­EST LYRICS EVER IS…

IMAG­INE JOHN LEN­NON

“It’s prob­a­bly the great­est song ever writ­ten – it’s so sim­ple, the mes­sage is clear, and the em­pa­thy pours out of it. Not many songs that are that size and con­nect with that many peo­ple uni­ver­sally have got such mean­ing­ful lyrics. It’s quite hard to pick one line out – the lyric I’m think­ing of is, ‘Imag­ine there’s no coun­tries / It isn’t hard to do / Noth­ing to kill or die for / And no re­li­gion, too.’ I’ve al­ways been quite con­fused by war, and he man­aged to sum up some­thing that peo­ple have been talk­ing and try­ing to ra­tio­nalise about for their whole lives in two lines of a song that’s got, like, nurs­ery-rhyme chords and melody.”

FIND IT: Imag­ine (1971) THE LAST SONG I LIS­TENED TO WAS…

I THINK I’M PARA­NOID GARBAGE

“I looked up Garbage on Spo­tify to see what songs of theirs I knew, ’cause I think I’d been asked a ques­tion in an in­ter­view about Scot­tish singers or some­thing. It’s just so ’90s – and ’90s but main­stream, which is con­fus­ing be­cause it’s ac­tu­ally quite rock­ing.you don’t ex­pect it to be. Mu­sic from then wasn’t re­ally about es­capism and dream­ing of a bet­ter fu­ture or any­thing. It was the raw­ness of it I liked – it makes me feel like it’s more gen­uine, even if it’s not.at least pre­tend like you’re giv­ing me some­thing real – don’t fuckin’ fake it! I can lis­ten to Tay­lor Swift for that.”

FIND IT: Ver­sion 2.0 (1998) THE SONG I WANT TO BE RE­MEM­BERED FOR IS…

EX EL TWIN AT­LANTIC

“I sup­pose Ex El feels like, right now, a kind of cre­ative peak. So, ar­tis­ti­cally, it def­i­nitely feels like it’d be great to be re­mem­bered for this as an ex­am­ple of push­ing your­self to the limit of what you’re ca­pa­ble of and sur­pris­ing

“I GET CALLED A DIVA EV­ERY DAY BY THE REST OF THE BAND!” SAM MC­TRUSTY

your­self. Be­cause when I sat down to write this song and be a part of that record­ing, I would never have imag­ined I’d be able to get that sound and that vi­sion out of my­self. It can be an ex­am­ple to other peo­ple to be bold and just fuck­ing go for it and stop talk­ing about it – just get out there and do it.”

FIND IT: GLA (2016)

THE SONG THAT MAKES ME WANT TO CRY IS… THE END PEARL JAM

“I am def­i­nitely a crier. I prob­a­bly cry a good few times a year.this just sounds like it’s re­ally brave song­writ­ing – it’s at the end of their al­bum Backspacer, and it’s so in­ti­mate. I guess [PJ front­man] Ed­die Ved­der’s talk­ing about his kids and his wife and their re­la­tion­ship, and just his in­ner­most thoughts that you’re not re­ally sup­posed to hear. But he de­cided to record them, and I think that’s quite brave. So it’s just quite emo­tional."

FIND IT: Backspacer (2009)

THE SONG THAT MAKES ME WANT TO STAGE-DIVE IS… NO SLEEP TWIN AT­LANTIC

“I’ve been stage-div­ing to this at pretty much ev­ery show. I think we did 15 fes­ti­vals last sum­mer and I did it at 14. There was one day I didn’t.why? I dunno, I was in a mood. I was prob­a­bly like, ‘Fuck this place,’ and try­ing to be all shoegazey and sulky. It’s just so un­be­liev­ably vis­ceral and pri­mal, and it’s quite dumb rock’n’roll – like,‘here’s the big fuck­ing riff!’ I guess when some­thing’s put to­gether that way it in­stinc­tively makes me want to jump about, like I can’t con­trol my body.” FIND IT: GLA (2016) THE SONG THAT BEST DE­SCRIBES ME IS…

DIVA BEY­ONCÉ

“I like the older Bey­oncé songs that are to­tal diva sing-alongs, where she’s do­ing all the vo­cal ac­ro­bat­ics and shit. I em­brace my in­ner-diva – I’m well aware I’m a diva. I get called a diva ev­ery day by ev­ery­one in the band and all our crew and man­age­ment and shit.what do I do? Just stand my ground (laughs). Peo­ple get con­fused. It’s very easy to con­fuse punk ethics and diva – it’s kind of a blurry line.”

FIND IT: I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008)

THE TWIN AT­LANTIC SONG THAT’S HARD­EST TO PLAY IS… CELL MATE TWIN AT­LANTIC

“I don’t know how I sang this – it’s so fuckin’ high in the cho­rus. I can do it in a stu­dio en­vi­ron­ment, but if you put me in a hot room with a heavy gui­tar on and I’ve al­ready played for 45 min­utes, there’s just no fuckin’ chance I could sing the cho­rus. It’s the only song where that’s ever hap­pened to me.we do still play it live, and it’s just fuckin’ re­ally hard! I’ve failed at it quite a few times, like a drown­ing cat and a dog get­ting shaved… Record all that, and that’s what I sound like try­ing to do this one live.”

FIND IT: Great Di­vide (2014)

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