From The Desk Of The Twilight Sad’s James Graham: Football

On their latest, No One Can Ever Know (FatCat), Scotland’s best musical export since the Jesus And Mary Chain tear down their walls of guitar noise to reveal the icy synths beneath. For fans, it’s a radical departure for the Twilight Sad that’s nevertheless easy to digest, as frontman James Graham’s distinctive Scottish vocals and gloomy lyrical outlook remain front and center. Graham will be guest editing all week. Check out coverage of the Twilight Sad in issue #85, as well as our extended Q&A with Graham.

Graham: We all like football (soccer)! We all support different teams. I support Aberdeen, Mark supports Clyde, Dok supports Celtic, Johnny supports Rangers, and Andy supports Eric Cantona (a player and not a team). Actually I don’t know if Johnny supports Rangers; what I do know is that he liked to draw pictures of their star striker Mark Hateley when he was younger. Our friend Iain Quimby comes on tour with us and he supports Rangers, so there is lots of friendly banter between us on tour when it comes to football. Our favourite World Cup was USA 1994.

See why after the jump.