These days, Twin River is almost unrecognizable as the same band that first emerged on Vancouver’s indie scene in 2009. At that time, it was a stripped-down folk duo featuring singer-songwriter Courtney Ewan Bromley alongside guitarist Andy Bishop (White Ash Falls). Their performances were quiet, intimate affairs in which the two harmonized on sparse ballads. Things began to change in 2011 when the pair made their four-song Rough Gold EP. They recorded the session with local guitarist Malcolm Jack (Capitol 6, ex-Sun Wizard) and singer-keyboardist Rebecca Law Gray (Chains of Love, Mode Moderne), who helped to imbue their rootsy tunes with full-bodied sonic depth.
That same depth is expected for Should the Light Go Out, recorded in the dog days of summer 2013, with sessions taking place at Kelowna, BC’s Bottega Studio with producer Darcy Hancock of Ladyhawk, and in Vancouver at the Hive Creative Labs with Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, the New Pornographers, Black Mountain). The record will see release via Light Organ Records on February 17, 2015.
Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Ewan Bromley to discuss the 2014 releases she dived into. This is what she was enjoying.
Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Real Estate, Atlas
War On Drugs, Lost in the Dream
Failing, The Apple in the Pig’s Mouth
Lykke Li, I Never Learn
Mac Demarco, Salad Days
Sharon van Etten, Are We There
Future Islands, Singles
Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else
Fresh and Onlys, House of Spirits
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