The Lemon Twigs post new song ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’

The Lemon Twigs post new song ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’

Hear Second Brothers of Destruction Track

‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’

North American & UK Tour Dates


Ahead of their final North American and UK tour of the year, The Lemon Twigs have shared a second song from Brothers of Destruction, their forthcoming six-track EP due to be released on September 22nd. Premiered by BBC 6Music and Stereogum yesterday, ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’ is now available on all streaming services here or via YouTube below.

The Lemon Twigs
‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’ [Official Audio]

A collection of previously unreleased material, Brothers of Destruction was written and recorded by the D’Addario brothers – Brian (20) and Michael (18) – on their 8-track at home in New York during Spring 2015, not long after recording their debut album, Do Hollywood. The half dozen songs, most of which already feature in The Lemon Twigs’ searing live shows, will be made available digitally and as a 12” vinyl.

“In the beginning of 2015 we had songs left over from the Do Hollywood sessions, so we decided to record them at home in New York on our 8-track. Many of you will recognize some of the songs from our live shows. They’ve changed a lot over the past year, but these are the original versions. We consider the EP the last chapter of the Do Hollywood era of our group. So enjoy!”



Brothers of Destruction
12″ 4AD0033T / Digital 4AD0033
1. Intro
2. Why Didn’t You Say That?
3. So Fine
4. Beautiful
5. Night Song
6. Light and Love



Alongside live members Megan Zeankowski (bass) and Danny Ayala (vocals, keyboards), The Lemon Twigs will bring their idiosyncratic live show to North American and the UK later this year. A full list of worldwide dates can be found at


10 November – MANCHESTER, Ritz
11 November – SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
12 November – GLASGOW, QMU
14 November – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute2
15 November – LONDON, O2 Forum Kentish Town


The Lemon Twigs are brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario from Hicksville, Long Island. Their debut album, Do Hollywood, released last year, was recorded in Los Angeles with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and includes the singles ‘These Words’, ‘As Long As We’re Together’ and ‘I Wanna Prove To You’. Brian and Michael have been playing rock music since they were old enough to walk and talk, mastering every instrument they could get their hands on and playing everything together (they alternate writing credits, lead vocals and instruments on Do Hollywood). Mining inspiration from every era of rock, they crafted richly sophisticated baroque-pop songs into a ten-track tour de force.


“Baroque and power pop splendour.”MOJO
“The future of rock ‘n’ roll.”NME ****

“A beautiful, mad jigsaw of ideas.”Loud And Quiet (Album of the Week)
Do Hollywood is a curiosity, but a pretty glorious one.”The Guardian ****
“A hugely entertaining, hyperactive romp crammed with lush, Beatles-y harmonies, vaudeville pop and histrionic rock opera flourishes.”Q
Do Hollywood is a special little record with surprises around every corner that constantly thrill and excite.” The Line Of Best Fit (Album of the Week)
“The Lemon Twigs have created their own world, and it was exciting to witness it for the first time.” The Times ****

Watch The Lemon Twigs ‘ official videos for singles ‘These Words’, ‘As Long As We’re Together’ and ‘I Wanna Prove To You’ HERE.

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