185 Clingman Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
– ALL AGES
– STANDING ROOM ONLY
Hailing from Texas, Twin Tribes is an emerging force in the darkwave scene, turning heads in 2018 with the release of their debut album “Shadows” that featured dark melodic sounds, synthesizers, lyrics about the undead, and the occult and parallel universes. They returned in 2020 with the ten-track album “Ceremony” with an evolved sound that explored love and loss while showcasing their progression as a band.
With songs that are both dynamic and introspective, they balance the darker shades of the emotional spectrum with an energy and momentum that gifts their music a powerful sense of urgency and drama. Their lyrics dig deep into the personal turmoil of love, life and loss, and have forged a new aesthetic that fuses the gothic with the romantic, viewing emotional themes through a darker lens.
As their second LP gains increasing critical and commercial attention, these pillars of the independent music scene continue to re-define what genres such as darkwave and post-punk mean in 2023.
BOOTBLACKS IS A BROOKLYN-BASED POST-PUNK BAND THAT WAS FORMED IN 2010. THE CURRENT LINEUP OF THE BAND CONSISTS OF PANTHER ALMQVIST ON VOCALS, BARRETT HIATT ON SYNTH, AND KALLE FAGERBERG ON GUITAR.
BOOTBLACKS’ SOUND IS CHARACTERIZED BY ITS BROODING AND ATMOSPHERIC MELODIES, DRIVING RHYTHMS, AND ALMQVIST’S EMOTIVE VOCALS. THE BAND DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM THE POST-PUNK AND DARKWAVE MOVEMENTS OF THE 1980S, BUT ALSO INCORPORATES CONTEMPORARY ELEMENTS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC INTO THEIR SOUND.
SINCE THEIR FORMATION, BOOTBLACKS HAVE RELEASED SEVERAL CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUMS, INCLUDING “VEINS” (2016), “FRAGMENTS” (2018), AND “THIN SKIES” (2020). THE BAND HAS ALSO TOURED EXTENSIVELY THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE, PERFORMING AT RENOWNED VENUES AND FESTIVALS.
WITH THE ADDITION OF FAGERBERG, BOOTBLACKS ARE LOOKING TO EXPLORE NEW SONIC TERRITORIES AND EXPAND THEIR ALREADY FORMIDABLE MUSICAL HORIZONS. FANS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO MORE EXCITING MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES FROM THE BAND IN THE YEARS TO COME.