This morning I was casually listening to a live internet chat with two of the members from Scottish alt rock band, Twin Atlantic. Sam (vocals) and Ross (bass) spend some time answering random questions from fans and then played a couple of tunes from their record, Free. One of the songs played was “Make a Beast of Myself” which, incidentally, is one of my favorites from the album and their newest single. The band just released a video for this song. What’s more is that if you watch this video and can find and click on the hidden link, you’re entered into a contest to win a guitar that was used by Sam in the “Time For You To Stand Up” music video.
I think this idea for a contest is genius! Even if you don’t win the guitar, you can still get a free song download.
Here’s the video. The hint for the contest is that Sam likes to paint…
Even more exciting than the potential to win a guitar, is the guarantee to see these gents live during their upcoming US tour with AWOLNATION (another band that made my SXSW ’11 mix). They come to LA in a little over a month! November 3rd at The Music Box.
- Nov 2 Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryder’s
- Nov 3 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
- Nov 4 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
- Nov 5 Las Vegas, NV @ Rock the Block (Downtown Las Vegas)
- Nov 7 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
- Nov 8 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
- Nov 10 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
- Nov 12 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
- Nov 13 Lansing, MI @ Harem Urban Lounge
- Nov 14 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
- Nov 16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
- Nov 17 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
- Nov 21 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
- Nov 22 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
- Nov 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Finally, in case you were wondering, my favorite question asked during the chat session: “What is your favorite Biffy Clyro song?”
Answer: Ross: “Bubbles” (off Only Revolutions)
Sam: “Eradicate The Doubt” (off The Vertigo of Bliss)
There is no such thing as too much Biffy in one’s life…:)