DUBLIN, County Dublin
TWINKRANES SPECIALIZE IN ZONE OUT PROGRESSIVE POP MUSIC./.IN NOVEMBER 2009 THEIR DEBUT LONG PLAYER “SPEKTRUMTHEATRESNAKES” WAS RELEASED TO CRITICLE ACCLAIM./. OVER THE COURSE OF IT’S SEVEN TRACKS THE L.P MELD’S THE WORLD’S OF MOTOR DRIVEN KRAUT, SPACE ROCK, PSYCHEDELIA, DRONE & AVANT POP.
NME REVIEW OCTOBER 2009 9/10
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS (NME)
“Put this incredible album on and, from the first second of opener High Tekk Train Wreck everyone regardless of musical persuasion sits up and asks, What the hell is that? The answer is that its a fantastically unhinged mix of speeded-up krautrock rhythms, dirty drones and wonky synthesizers, which is at once weird and danceable and very pop; as a case in point, The Charmer sounds like Britney Spears Womanizer as played by New York experi-mental duo Silver Apples”
SUPER SWEET ON LINE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2009
“Dublin hottest new things, Twinkranes are a power trio with a penchant for the psychedelic, and a razor sharp pop sensibility, they have created an absolute juggernaut of an album, stamping across the musical landscape like a sonic Godzilla after a few too many G&Ts. For those of you that like your music to be intense and cerebral, you’ll love Spektrumtheatresnakes. Despite the multitude of influences, it is a truly unique album, and timeless too. This could’ve been recorded at any point in the last 40 years and it would still sound contemporary, yet futuristic. An exciting and intriguing debut. - Steve Gislam
THE GUARDIAN 4.12.2009
Rock and pop reviews
TWINKRANES SPEKTRUMTHEATRESNAKES 4 STARS
The “motorik” rhythm invented in the 70’s by the german group Neu! – a 4/4 throb devoid of fills or ornament, replicating the feeling of ceaseless movement – has been an increasingly frequent feature of underground rock these last couple of years, but few bands have used it as well as this Dublin trio on the opening track of their debut album. After four stabs of organ, Hi Tekk Train Wreck sprints away from the lights with a squeal of wheelspin, its motorik sounding like a customised and tuned Ford Focus on a suburban estate rather than a sedately cruising BMW on the autobahns. It’s fabuously exciting, and this asbo version of krautrock is repeated a couple of songs later, on Witch Hunt, which sounds like the result of Lemmy moving to Dusseldorf rather than forming Motorhead after being thrown out of Hawkwind. The other five tracks don’t proide quite the adrenalin rush, but fans of long, spacey drones will find plenty to enjoy in Twinkranes’ fearsome neo-psychedelia.
RECORD COLLECTOR SEPTEMBER 2009 4 STARS
An explosive launch for Dublin’s space-rock programme. A highly persuasive debut !
IRISH TIMES NOVEMBER 2009
4/5 THE IRISH TIMES
Their debut album is primetime psych rock lunacy, a heart stopping barage of frenzied krautrock rhythums, extraterrestrial synth strops, technicolored guitars and monster monster grooves. – Jim Carroll