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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tegan and Sara Review

I am a huge fan of these two!

Tegan and Sara Quin are twin sisters that together make up the indie rock band, Tegan and Sara. Both insanely talented, this canadian duo are well worth checking out. Not only do they have great voices, but they write all their own songs and play both the keyboard and the guitar.

I first came across this pair when their music got featured in a number of Greys Anatomy and One Tree Hill episodes. They have to date released a staggering five albums; "Under Feet Like Ours," "This Business of Art," "If It Was You," "So Jealous," "The Con," "Sainthood," and are soon to be releasing a sixth album "Heartthrob" (January 29, 2013). The first single from the new album is called "Closer" and was released on the 25th September of this year.

Although these two are known for their on stage banter, I have to disagree and say how awkward I felt they were. I was fortunate enough to see Tegan and Sara at Glastonbury Music festival a couple of years ago. I was surprised, considering how relatively unknown they are here in the UK, how many came to watch their set. I really loved them live. Both of the girls have incredibly unique voices which make them instantly recognisable. Singing with great emotion and energy, these girls killed it.

Like mentioned before however the duo did seem really awkward between tracks - frequently just going back to the safe "thank you for coming" line. Despite this however, these girls have done a ton of touring since then, supporting for the likes of Ben Fold, The Pretenders, Death Cab for Cutie, and Ryan Adams. They have just supported the Black Keys during their 2012 US tour, and will be the support acts for the upcoming Killers tour.

A great show. Seriously, check them out.

Tour Dates:
14th May. Madison Square Gardens - NYC
19th May. Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
8th June. Ritz Manchester - Manchester, UK
9th June. O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
11th June. Troxy - London, UK
12th June. HMV Institute - Birmingham, UK

(Supporting Fun.)
13th July. Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center - NY,
22nd July. Hudson River Park - NY
23rd July. Hudson River Park - NY

For more tickets and tour date information, check out: http://www.songkick.com/artists/192555-tegan-and-sara/calendar?page=1

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