Technically, Red Twin formed when a teenage Stewart Black was learning guitar and forced his brother Cameron to buy a bass so that he had someone to play music with. However, their current musical vehicle only came into its own in 2018 after the siblings left their previous band, Broken Boy.
After a year of writing at home in Dundee, they went into the city’s Magic Box Studio to record several tracks with producer Scotty Anderson. The results are a selection of perfectly sculpted pop masterpieces guaranteed to lift the spirits, evoking everything from the Pet Shop Boys’ melodies to Franz Ferdinand’s rhythmic riffs.
Red Twin’s next single, Orange Sea, is released on 14 August, but they’ve given us exclusive access to a private link (https://bit.ly/RedTwin). The duo will also be streaming a live version on 7 August with a video to follow later in the month and live shows with a full band in the autumn. www.facebook.com/pg/Redtwinmusic
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry seminar and social events. For more information visit, www.borntobewide.co.uk
The Musicians’ Union represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. Visit the MU website to find out how the Union helps musicians in the live arena, the recording studio, in education and as writer/composers, www.theMU.org