Sam McTrusty / Twin Atlantic
Born & Resides:Glasgow, Scotland
Music Style:Alternative Rock
Career Highlights:Twin Atlantic "Heart & Soul" won the Association of Independent Music Awards 2014 Independent Track of the Year accolade.
Guitar Influences:Bruce Springsteen, Blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, Nirvana, Shellac
On His Gretsch Gear:“It’s got the clean tone of a Gretsch that you would always expect with the clarity and the sustain, but the main surprise I found was how it handles the full range of distorted tones —from like really dirty overdrive right up to extreme fuzz, and even like feedback and using that as an instrument.” – McTrusty on his Gretsch G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster® Center Block Double-Cut with String-Thru Bigsby® and Flame Maple
Quotable:“Rock music is the voice of the youth; it gets the message across without being overly literal. I’ll only believe that rock is dead when young people are the ones saying it.” - McTrusty to Independent
In the News:“Sophistication is a compelling component to GLA and it’s almost as if McTrusty’s vocals have become louder and more defined than ever. The power in his vocals alongside the booming bass that Twin Atlantic are known for have meant that this album is most certainly a contender.” – Georgia Ivey Clash Music
Has Toured With:Smashing Pumpkins, Blink-182, Finch, Say Anything, Taking Back Sunday, The Gaslight Anthem, My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects, Thirty Seconds to Mars
Did You Know?:McTrusty and his Twin Atlantic bandmates almost called it quits before starting work on their 2016 album GLA. Eventually, the group decided to persevere and used it as the starting point for the new record.
G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster® Center Block Double-Cut with String-Thru Bigsby® and Flame Maple