Label: FatCat Records Release date: 29/03/10 Website: In preparation for an extensive early summer of touring both the UK (with Biffy Clyro alongside Rolo Tomassi – what a support bill!) and the United States with Mono, The Twilight Sad release ‘The Room’ – a song partly inspired by Hubert Selby Jr’s novel of the same name. Taken from their second album proper ‘Forget The Night Ahead’, they have called on the assistance of My Latest Novel’s Laura McFarlane to add another dynamic to their sound with some violin. Although the band’s bassist Craig Orzel has recently departed, they seem to be going full throttle on making 2010 their year. The measured piano build-up contrasts against some harsh drumming in the introduction before James Graham’s distinctive vocals start gently telling the dark narrative of regret and loneliness. The gentleness doesn’t last long as the guitars soon gets louder and the tale becomes more sinister. Graham’s voice raises from the calm start to something so powerful that you can’t help be inspired, if not a little scared, when he declares that: “you’re on your own, because you said you failed to care”. Finishing with the noise and feedback that is the band’s signature but then settling down to finish with some military drumming, the climax of the song is dark, brooding but also commanding. Photobucket What say you on this? Sound off in our Fourum!