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To celebrate Record Store Day tomorrow, Scottish band Twin Atlantic are releasing a limited edition vinyl of their new single, Make A Beast Of Myself.

The 7” vinyl picture disc comes with a cover of Jessie J’s Who You Are as the B-side.

Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic

Bass-player Ross McNae says: ‘The vinyl will be available across all independent record shops.

‘Record Store Day is such a good thing because hardly anyone can buy a CD or vinyl any more. We definitely need to support our local shops so they can stay open and bands can have a platform to release things physically. I think it’s really important.’

The band will be holding a signing at a record store in Norwich tomorrow, ahead of their performance there that evening.

Ross says Twin Atlantic enjoy opportunities like that to meet their fans because ‘it’s nice to see the songs you record can actually do something for people other than yourselves, whether they just like the song or it means a bit more to them’.

‘Being in a band is pretty much the ultimate selfish thing to do. You are away from your family and loved ones all the time. You have to sacrifice nearly everything for your band if want to do it seriously, but meeting the fans makes you think “maybe I’m not as selfish as I thought”,’ he adds.

Twin Atlantic’s legions of fans certainly wouldn’t call them selfish. They were recently named as the iTunes Rewind Rock Artist of The Year. And their album, Free, last week received a Scottish Album of the Year nomination.

‘We only found that out a few days ago,’ says Ross. ‘We’re in good company with Mogwai and We Were Promised Jet Packs. I don’t know much about the award but it’s dead flattering to be included in the list.’

The band are currently on their biggest and fastest-selling headline tour to date ahead of a run of dates with blink-182 this summer.

They will also be joining the famous Vans Warped Tour in America and have recently been announced for a main stage performance at T In The Park in July.

They’ll be touring in the UK again before the year is out, too.

‘It’s exhausting,’ says Ross. ‘But I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s a really exciting time for us at the moment. There’s a lot that’s planned, but it’s going to be fun.’

Twin Atlantic play a sold out show at the Wedgewood Rooms on Sunday with support from Lower than Atlantis and ME. See the video for their new single at portsmouth.co.uk/video