Twin Lakes’ Top 5 Winter Destinations
In their year together, Newcastle/Sydney band Twin Lakes have permeating the local music scene with layers of folk/rock. Their music has a pastoral resonance that nods to bands like The Dears, Doves, Silversun Pickups, Bon Iver, Band of Horses and Midlake. As it is currently Winter time in Sydney, we asked them where else in the world would they rather spend a winter. Here are Twin Lakes’ top five destinations:
New York in the winter time would be an amazing place to be. I’ve been there once before and loved it. It was a couple of years ago and I got completely lost walking the streets with headphones on listening to music, it was quite an ordeal. I’d really love to come back here around Christmas time. The lights and sights would be such an amazing experience.
The Bolivian Uyuni Salt Flats
I love wide, baron, serene landscapes. Our music is very much created by the thoughts of these places. One place in particular that would be spectacular in the winter time would be the Bolivian Uyuni Salt Flats. Surrounded by the Andean mountains, this place in the wet season turns into a gigantic reflecting pool. Rain sweeps down covering the whole expanse, turning it into a huge reflecting desert. How amazing would it be to walk through a literal land of mirrors. There would be no comparison.
I was in the UK a couple of years back and spent a bit of time in Scotland. There is so much beauty in this place it was unbelievable. So much heritage and history tangled up in such a small place. Edinburgh is definitely one of the most amazing cities I’ve ever been to. And you really can’t find a better alternative to the sweeping landscape of the Highlands. Plus the beer is the best in the world.
Isolation and fear are strong themes in our music. There’s a small mining town in the Peruvian Andes called La Rinconada that I’ve always wanted to visit. This remote town is considered the highest civilised place in the world and is one of the most isolated places on earth. It is constructed on a permanently frozen glacier, which is quite fitting really. It can only be reached by truck through winding perilous mountain roads. I have a huge fear of heights so I think getting to this place would be a real test for me.
I always enjoy finding and exploring new places. I love the feeling of wandering the streets of a foreign city and getting lost amongst its surroundings. The most unique city I have ever been to was Venice. It’s funny how much you get used to the sound of traffic in a city. It was such a strange experience to be in a city where there were no cars. Boats are the main form of transport here. The city is held together by a maze of streets and a mass of canals. Some of the most amazing music was written here too. It was quite a humbling experience.
Twin Lakes’ Debut single ‘Glacier’ is out through the A&R Department. Have a listen below and catch them live when they headline The Music Makers Club at The Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney on August 9th.