Twen

Twen – Awestruck (album review)

by Woody on September 23, 2019

Twen, the Nashville based band led by vocalist Jane Fitzsimmons and guitarist Ian Jones, got their band off the ground the old fashioned way. Born out of their hometown, Boston’s DIY scene, the band toured at a relentless piece. A live EP from 2017 and an Audiotree session was all there was to satiate people as the buzz grew about them.

Finally signed to Frenchkiss Records the band have released their debut LP and its worth the wait. Easily labeled as indie, they appear to work in every sub-genre throughout the album. While this could lead to a jumbled mess, the duo pull it together with aplomb. The album breezes along over 36 minutes. Make Hard, is a standout for me; reminding me of a band named Tulsa from a few years back. Baptism is a dreamy blissful track; Jone’s guitar work and Fitzsimons vocals playing off each other to great affect.

These kids have a very bright future and a bright present. Check them out while they’re touring.

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Twen are led by the duo of Jane Fitzsimmons and guitarist Ian Jones. Originally from Boston, now residing in Nashville, the duo is set to release their debut on Frenchkiss Records on 9/20. With each new track, I get a little more excited to hear that whole thing. Here’s some info from the PR team.

Though unabashedly indie rock, Twen’s songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls of sound to Beatle-esque call-and-response vocal harmonies. While Jones’ delicate finger-picking patterns ring through fuzz and distortion, combining folk roots with in-your-face rock; Fitzsimmons’ voice weaves through guitar lines with Cocteau Twin’s inspired flair, giving breath of ethereal mysticism to any club show. The often fragmented and stream-of-consciousness lyrics are intensified by countless infectious melodies that are as timeless as they are simple.

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Twen are led by the duo of Jane Fitzsimmons and guitarist Ian Jones. Originally from Boston, now residing in Nashville, the duo just signed to Frenchkiss Records and are set to hit the road with White Reaper. Here’s a little more from the PR squad.

Though unabashedly indie rock, Twen’s songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls of sound to Beatle-esque call-and-response vocal harmonies. While Jones’ delicate finger-picking patterns ring through fuzz and distortion, combining folk roots with in-your-face rock; Fitzsimmons’ voice weaves through guitar lines with Cocteau Twin’s inspired flair, giving breath of ethereal mysticism to any club show. The often fragmented and stream-of-consciousness lyrics are intensified by countless infectious melodies that are as timeless as they are simple.

Follow me on Twitter at @WoodyHearYa or @HearYa

Twen is here

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