Scottish post-punk band The Twilight Sad took to The Velvet Underground stage for the second time this year. That first night, I was at The Wombats show, but this time, I made sure I didn't miss The Twilight Sad, for the good of my soul.
The band's set focused on their latest release It Won't Be Like This All the Time and was punctuated by songs from Forget the Night Ahead, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, and Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave. Check out the full set here.
The Twilight Sad also performed a single cover. It was Frightened Rabbit's "Keep Yourself Warm" and their emotional rendition put a swell in your heart and a lump in your throat. We tragically lost Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison at age 36 last year. The Twilight Sad were close with Frightened Rabbit and they've been playing this song as a tribute. As James Graham remarked after the song, It’s not easy, but we sang it together. We did indeed. I love FR and was hit hard by Scott's passing. I can only imagine how it was for the people who knew him personally. I was honoured to have attended their last Toronto show. Graham also asked us to keep singing his songs, keep telling people about him, and keep his music alive. If you or someone you know is suffering, please reach out for help; it could make all the difference.
The Twilight Sad finished out their set with "And She Would Darken The Memory" and with that, the show was over. I was able to capture another Twilight Sad show when they played Bestival Toronto back in 2016. Those photos are here.
Please click here to check out my photos and some music from opener Kathryn Joseph. Her emotive and personal songs deserve attention.
And of course, enjoy some Twilight Sad music.
This video has a whole bunch of the same tunes as the band played for the Toronto show.
"[10 Good Reasons For Modern Drugs]"
"There's a Girl In The Corner"
"I/m Not Here [Missing Face]"
"Let/s Get Lost"
Frightened Rabbit's "Keep Yourself Warm"