Twen – Tickets – Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – June 27th, 2019

Twen

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Twen

Nicholas Mallis

Thu · June 27, 2019

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre

$6.00

This event is 21 and over

Twen
Twen
“Nashville-based indie-rock outfit Twen make quite a first impression with debut single “Waste,” the lead track from their yet-to-be-announced first full-length studio album. The band, anchored by lead vocalist Jane Fitzsimmons and guitarist Ian Jones, have also signed to Frenchkiss Records and announced a tour in support of White Reaper.

“Waste” is an arresting introduction to Twen’s genre-defying sound, blending elements of psych rock and dream pop to make a sunny and energetic mélange, like surf rock a la Sunflower Bean. Theirs is the kind of timeless rock that leaves room for introspection and escapism both, conjuring infectious hooks without ever sacrificing texture. Fitzsimmons assets her worth by way of her androgynous vocals, singing, “I make you want to waste it, I make you wanna be someone / I make you want to waste it, I make you wanna waste some time.”

Twen, who came up through the Boston DIY punk scene, have been a hard band to find thus far, at least online: A search of streaming services returns only a self-titled 2017 live EP, recorded during the band’s debut performance in a Beantown basement. Twen have been honing their live show on the road ever since, taking their DIY approach across the country while piecing together their first album. Stay tuned for more on that front, as we can expect the album’s announcement and release both sometime in 2019.” - Paste Magazine
Nicholas Mallis
Nicholas Mallis
After years of playing with different Athens bands including legends Cindy Wilson and Fred Schneider (B-52’s), Nicholas Mallis has combined his myriad of influences into a powerful collection of synth-driven glam pop. Listening to his latest effort, Artificial Irrelevance, one can hear his leanings to late 70’s new wave with his dance/punk beats, punchy bass lines, swirling synths, and angular surf rock riffs. Mallis leads the stomp with his Bowieesque croon. His previous recordings and absurdist, over the top performances have been garnering him praise in Athens for the past few years as Flagpole Magazine places him "among the town's best songwriters.”

While the tone of the new album is firmly rooted in new wave and synth-pop, his production style veers into yacht rock, easy listening, funk, and hip hop. Some of the tunes, like “Cave Man,” draw more from contemporaries like MGMT and of Montreal, but with Mallis’ own campy spin on the indie dance-pop genre. The upcoming release was recorded at Nicholas’ home studio in Athens and mastered at The Glow by engineer/producer Jesse Mangum (Elf Power, Black Kids, Deep State). Artificial Irrelevancewill be out on April 12 on the Athens record label, Laser Brains (Tedo Stone, Hank Sullivant (MGMT), Shehehe, Drew Beskin, Velveteen Pink, etc.) and Mallis and his backing band, The Borealis, will be touring the eastern US along with the release.
Venue Information:
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/