Sometimes your brain just runs wild, thoughts flashing through your mind, you know, a frenzy.

  • Turning Japanese – The Vapours
  • Every Day I Die – Gary Numan
  • Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
  • Be My Girl (Sally) – The Police
  • St. Swithin’s Day – Billy Bragg
  • Pictures of Lily – The Who
  • Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
  • My Ding-A-Ling – Chuck Berry
  • Fingers – Pink
  • Bed Bugs – TownTown

Sometimes you just have to make a list. A top ten even. It’s in no particular order mind. TwinsTown are No.1 not No.10, but it’s just random anyway. Certainly nothing anyone might want to hide from their mum and dad.

Bed Bugs is track 11 on Brankholm Brae the stunning debut album from TwinsTown.

Bed Bugs is a song about mental health: the importance of it and occasionally, or sometimes more than occasionally, the things we do to keep ourselves sane. Check out the chorus…

 I try to fall asleep but the bed bugs

Want me

Oh the creepy little bed bugs

Haunt me

I try to fall asleep and the bed bugs

Taunt me

They’re keeping me up in the night

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I love the bridge too. We can all relate…

And they’re jealous

They’re all paranoid schizophrenics

And it’s all my fault

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Arguably, Bed Bugs provides the most engaging intro of all the songs on Brankholm Brae. It’s both quirky and cute. The song continues in the same vein as the lead guitar takes us into a bouncy tune with the trademark TwinsTown call and response vocals used to full effect.

Look out too for the equally subtle and gorgeous backing vocals from Billy George, Ben Sharp and Ellie George. After her introductory appearance on Big Heart, I think I’m right in saying Bed Bugs is Ellie’s second outing on Brankholm Brae.

I hope her fellow backing singers, only her dad and boyfriend, won’t mind if I say Ellie gives good “Oooo’s”. I can’t even spell Oooo’s. The last time Stuart passed me the mic Mark jumped out of his piano stool like a scalded cat and chased me away. That’ll be the end of my singing career.

Back on topic, Bed Bugs is over far too soon. T’here’s an impatient urgency, a rush and a push towards the climax. I didn’t say pull.

Despite it’s brevity, I predict it’s going to be a classic. Bed Bugs is the TwinsTown song for TwinsTown fans… like me!

Fred Flintstone and Clint Eastwood are hard acts to follow, but Bed Bugs goes in hard, standing up to the pop reference challenge with the rat pack and Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and the twins’ grandad. 50p each way on Dean Martin.

The flavour was fine

’cause it got savoured in time

We try try try

But love’s hard to find

So bye bye bye !!!!

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Four exclamation marks to end this one. Oaft! There’s some pent-up emotion going on and no mistake.

Following Wrath of the Rum and Say Goodbye to the Summer, Bed Bugs is the penultimate track on TwinsTown’s Brankholm Brae.

Just one song preview to go now, the title track, Brankholm Brae. There’s going to be no pent-up emotion for the final track. It’s all released. There won’t be a dry eye in the house. Tissues at the ready, please.

Coming soon…

We can’t keep it undercovers forever, it’s the album most likely to, it’s Brankholm Brae.

Brankholm Brae, the stunning debut album from TwinsTown. Honestly, it’s coming soon.

Watch this space for details.

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Jackie Milburn was Newcastle United’s first iconic number 9. TwinsTown’s first iconic number 9 is, appropriately, Wrath of the Rum. For the Young ‘uns who don’t know of Wor Jackie, think Alan Shearer. For Pars fans we have Charlie Dickson and John Watson.

Yes, Wrath of the Rum is THE iconic centre-forward of TwinsTown songs. Track 9 on Brankholm Brae is scattering defenders and scoring sonic goals for fun.

Wrath of the Rum, a classic TwinsTown anthem, shoulder-charging its way to become Brankholm Brae’s iconic track 9. The first name on the team sheet.

Some might say too much fun. Not me. I love it.

It’s the good and the bad

I feel cheap and I’m sad

And the ugly

I’m a creep and I’m mad

They’re all part of me

What a weekend we had

On OVD

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It starts with arguably the greatest ever TwinsTown pop reference, it’s my favourite film starring Lee Van Cleef (Clint Eastwood was in it too), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Yabba dabba doo! Yes, it’s even better than the opening on Last Romance featuring The Flintstones.

When the chorus kicks in you kinda know it’s the wild wild west of Fife, not Tombstone, Arizona, but who’d have guessed Wellwood!?

Well well Wellwood

You think I’m misunderstood

Don’t you ever say no

Now I’m pished and I’m rude

To the devil you know

I threw my fist I felt good

On OVD

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Someone told me that, alongside pop accessibility and ironic posturing, indie rock is supposed to be authentic. Well, we have Johnny Depp for the ironic posturing and Dive In for pop accessibility. Wrath of the Rum is authentic.

It’s the wrath of the Rum

I just rattled someone

Got me under his thumb

But the battle ain’t won

He’s the Devil in me

Feel the wrath of my rum

My OVD

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Of course, for legal reasons, we have to point out that this is purely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, events and incidents are the products of the authors’ imaginations. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Oaft, glad I remembered to say that. What’s that you’re saying about law suits from Sergio Leone and Fred Flintstone?

Wrath of the Rum follows Dive In and Lo Siento on Side Two of Brankholm Brae, the stunning debut album from TwinsTown.

As you can see above, we’re only at the midpoint of Side Two on Brankholm Brae. We may have peaked too soon.

What more drama can TwinsTown’s stunning debut album offer up?

Coming soon…

Brankholm Brae, the stunning debut album from TwinsTown, offering drama all the way to the final whistle. No leaving early to beat the rush. Traipse out slowly to the Bluebell Polka with the rest of us.

Actually, a Trainspotting ending to this wee preview is probably better.

“Right, that boy got rattled, and no cunt leaves ’til I find oot whit cunt did it…”

Quick Donald, run for it!

Brankholm Brae – TwinsTown.

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