Twilight Driving are from Brighton, but their music sounds more like the accompaniment to an open-top road trip through the Virginia wilderness.
First single ‘Soft & Pink’ is an Americana-infused gem, which makes for a wondrous introduction to the four-piece’s harmony-honeyed guitar pop, channelling everyone from the greats like The Boss and Petty to Fleet Foxes and Local Natives.
With their next single due to land on Valentine’s Day and the band set to appear at The Finsbury on February 16th – as part of the next Lost In The Manor vs Hidden Herd night alongside Hot Dreams, Headclouds and Marine – we spoke to Twilight Driving to get to know them a little better.
We’ve had a sneak preview of your upcoming single ‘When Love Goes Wrong’ and it is brilliant. How did the track come about?
“I (Will) was in a bad headspace, George sent over a song with the lyric ‘love goes wrong’ and it summed up the way I was feeling at the time. It felt like something I needed to say. I was confiding in everyone else instead of the person who needed to hear it the most. We then took this song into the studio and it morphed into the sound it has today.”
How did Twilight Driving start out?
“Three of us all played together in a previous project, saw Danny playing with another band and pinched him for our own. We went to a gig in Brighton, and while watching the show everything clicked for us on the direction we wanted to take.”
What inspired your name?
“When recording our first set of songs together in our friend’s studio, they all seemed to have a feel of momentum, we felt this was something we wanted to capture with our name and Twilight Driving seemed to fit.”
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
“It’s hard to narrow it down to five, but our top ones at the moment are Bruce Springsteen, The War On Drugs, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode and Haim.”
Any other new artists you have played with and would recommend?
“We recently played with a band called WOWH. We all loved them and haven’t stopped listening to them since. Also, Hungry Mothers are a lovely group of lads from Brighton with some great tunes.”
And finally, what does the future hold for Twilight Driving?
“More singles for the rest of 2018 and some really great shows coming up:
Brighton – 15th February – Hope and Ruin with Orchards
London – 16th February – The Finsbury Pub with Hot Dreams
Brighton – 13th March – The Prince Albert with Riveira”