This new track was released as the B-Side to their latest single, ‘Suck It And See’ taken from the album of the same name. ‘Evil Twin’ (not included on the record) is a much heavier than most songs on the album, the driving bassline and uptempo drums are slightly reminiscent of ‘Library Pictures’ – which is definitely one of my favourites from the record. I’m not sure if the boys are spending an extortionate amount of time around their buddy Miles Kane, but this sounds like it could have been written and included in his debut ‘Colour of The Trap’. And that’s not exactly a bad thing.
I saw these guys live last week, and can tell that this little ditty will slot perfectly into their high energy show – which they have just taken to arenas up and down the country.
There was a lot of uncertainty in the run-up to the Arctic’s fourth studio album earlier this year, due to the inconsistent quality of ‘Humbug’, but all fears have been quashed. ‘Suck It and See’ is one of the most accomplished records I’ve heard all year; a natural development of a band who have such sublime talent.
Take a listen to ‘Evil Twin’ below and enjoy.