ALTHOUGH their name may be new, Newcastle indie project Twin Lakes are well acquainted with the music industry.
The music of the five-piece, led by brothers Huw and Eddie Garven, joined by Sean Kelleher, new member Ben Russell and Dan Pavez, is being played to an international audience even before the release of their debut five-song EP early next year.
Eddie Garven tells Weekender the new outfit has so far been a chance for the experienced musicians, alumni from other Newcastle indie acts like Seabellies, to be more experimental.
‘‘Each song was sort of approached in a different way recording-wise, just experimenting with different things to see what works and what doesn’t,’’ Garven explains.
‘‘We’ve recorded all the tracks ourselves, but we haven’t really used a professional studio, so they’re all home recordings.’’
Lead single Wolf Hall, which is on circulation on college radio in the US, was mixed by Philadelphia Grand Jury frontman Simon Berckelman in his Berlin studios.
‘‘It’s sort of like a metaphor for the space in your mind where all the bad thoughts come in,’’ Garven says. ‘‘So I based it around that idea with the lyrics – I like the idea of having that juxtaposition of the dark lyrics with the brighter music.’’
Garven, who teaches guitar at a school in Newcastle, says his previous music experience gave him an idea of where to go with Twin Lakes.
‘‘It definitely opened my eyes to the different ways you can create something and get it out there,’’ he says.
Twin Lakes play at The Cambridge on December 12.