It was 2015, and Twin Atlantic had just sold out the SSE Hydro, the biggest venue in the city they grew up in.

Walking off the stage, the four men felt a sense of euphoria: in that year, they had 'broke' Glasgow; one of their tracks was named the 'Hottest Record in the World' by Zane Lowe; they headlined Glastonbury and T in the Park and won a raft of awards. What was next?

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"There was a sadness in it" Craig told The Glasgow Times. "We weren't quite sure what was next. We had to look inside and think, why would we do anything again?

"I think we had got to a point where we were all bored, but we just kept on going. But at that point, we knew we couldn't do this thing that got us to that point anymore."

"It felt like a destination arrival" adds Sam . "It felt very final. Not that we were finished expressing ourselves or making music. It took the next record to format our creative selves again, or something. It's like we're starting again now."

"It couldn't just be a wee change" said Ross. "It had to be something big and drastic."

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And that, it was. Twin Atlantic went onto make another record, GLA, which came out the following year - but after that, there was nothing.

"We were in a purgatory phase, and that was our album, GLA" said Sam. "We probably shouldn't have made that album. It's arguably our favourite, but it was arty, a different approach."

"It was a real reaction to what had happened before that" reflects Craig. "Not that we don't love it, but I think we could have taken a few months and found ourselves at this point."

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And the point was the end. After ten years, the band found themselves separated from their management, their label and even one of their members, back in the room that was once where they kept their gear.

"For the first time as teenagers, we didn't have anyone to answer to apart from ourselves and our own ideas" explained Sam. "Instead of that becoming overwhelming, and panicking, we went into the studio. We wanted to take a step up rather than treading water, but we also thought we'd get signed easy, and we didn't. It took two and a half years to sign a new deal."

They could have walked away. Didn't that cross their mind?

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"We've been doing the band for so long now that it's a part of our life legacy, as individuals" said Sam. "It isn't as simple as just walking away. There are emotions and memories, opportunities that have taken us all over the world. There are fans that wear tattoos of your lyrics. It's become another person in our lives."

The band went back into that tiny room overlooking Glasgow Green that had come to be their haven over the last decade, and did what they knew: started making music.

"When you're young, you don't know who you are yet. You just know who you want to be. It's not a coincidence we all went into our 30s, and thought that we're going to turn this place into a studio. It had been everything.

"I used to hate recording, and I used to write music in the most ridiculous way" laughs Sam. "I'd stay up all night, only ever with an acoustic guitar. My wife would be going to work at 7 and I'd still be up, by then an emotional wreck. It wasn't feasible."

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The band went LA - early rising, working during the day together on new sounds and tracks. The result: new album, POWER, released with a new label, line-up, electronic influence, and raft of live dates.

"People talk about the ten year challenge. We signed our first record deal, in 2009, in Ross's mum and dad's house. Now, we all have our own places, kids, married... we signed our deals in offices with lawyers and champagne." They have come such a long way - and there is life in them yet.