Twin Tribes - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the chance to interview Twin Tribes. Check out the full interview below.

First, thanks for the interview.

J: Thank you for giving us the platform!

Can you tell us about the formation of the group and what got you interested in playing music for anyone who is not familiar with Twin Tribes?

J: Luis and I had been in a previous band together which is how we originally met and knew each other. On our way to a show in Austin, he showed me a few demos he had recorded, one of them being the song “Shadows”. I instantly fell in love with it, and let him know that if he ever decided to pursue the project to let me know. He asked me if I was up for it, I want to say, maybe a month later, and we have been at it since then.

You released your new song “Heart And Feather” recently. Can you tell me a little about the song writing process? How long did you work on it? What were some of the lyrical inspirations?

J: Many of the songs on this new album we have had since we released “Shadows”. Since then we have been whittling away at them, and creating some new tracks as well. There’s really no set way we write. Sometimes we get together and a song will be made on the spot, and other times we will e-mail each other back and forth with riffs, lyrics, and melodies. Really, the end goal for any song we create is that we both enjoy playing it, and that it stays true to the album said track is going to be placed in. As for the lyrical inspirations, the album is a lot more “human”, I guess you could say. While “Shadows” was really the exploration of parallel universes and the occult, “Ceremony” really speaks more towards emotion. Love, loss, pain, life, and death are central themes throughout.

The song will be featured on your upcoming album ‘Ceremony’. What can fans expect from it? Is there a song you’re excited for fans to hear?
J: To date, we’ve released a couple of singles, “Heart & Feather” and “Fantasmas”. I’m excited for the fans to hear the whole album, to be honest. One of the tests of a really great album is when you can hear it from beginning to end without having to skip through any songs. So it’ll be exciting, and a bit nerve racking, to see how it’s received as a whole.

Did you try anything new in terms of writing and production with ‘Ceremony’?

J: All of that stayed relatively the same. We loved the experience we had in working with Allen Michael (Golden Mirage Studio) to record the last album. He’s an excellent producer, always gives us constructive feedback, all while giving us the freedom to really create the sound we are wanting to achieve. Charlie Vela (Casa Panchita Studios) is also back this time around on the mixing/mastering stages. A complete professional who really is one of the best at what he does, and can really zero in on nuances in the music that we may have overlooked. I can’t speak highly enough of the both of them.

What else do you have coming up for the remainder of the year?

J: Before I go on about the rest of the year, we just finished playing Murder of Crows Fest this past weekend in New York. Such a wonderful experience with some of the most talented bands we have shared the stage with, and a pair of wonderful promoters in Sean and Mandana Templar! As for the rest of the year, we have another couple of festival dates for Cold Waves in Chicago, and Absolution Fest in Tampa. A couple of weekend shows in our home state of Texas with Wingtips, and another set with Viva Non. We have a few weekend dates in California, and at the end of the year, we’ll be touring up the east coast, kicked off by a show in Austin with Selofan. Keep an eye out as we confirm the rest of the dates for that tour, as well as some other surprises we have lined up that haven’t been announced just yet. You can also expect a release date and pre-order for “Ceremony”, coming up very soon.

I guess that wraps it up. Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions. Do you have anything else that you would like to add?

J: Thank you for reaching out to us. Whoever may be reading this, we hope to see you at a show very soon. Make sure to add us on social media to stay current on any news as we move forward towards the release of “Ceremony”!

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