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

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 magnetmagazine.com all week. Check out coverage of the Twilight Sad in issue #85, as well as our extended Q&A with Graham.

Graham: I love the Smiths. They are one of my favourite bands. I have met Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, and they were really nice guys. I would never like to meet Morrisey, but Johnny Marr can come play with us anytime he likes. We did a cover of their song “Half A Person”: