Twice Mine was formed in December of 2008. Will Kearney the sometimes-lead guitarist and vocalist had been writing songs since January of 2008, and after toying with them acoustically for months finally decided that a full band route was the way to fully capture the sound he envisioned. After months of interviews, bailouts, and disappointments, Twice Mine was finally formed.
Austin Collins was the first member, playing the drums. His brother Alec joined shortly after, playing a mix of lead and rhythm guitar. Richard Needham played bass for a few months, and then was replaced with Steven Blackley when he had to drop out for school. After several local shows and after the majority of the recording was completed for Twice Mine's EP, Alec Collins left the band and was replaced by Clay Wilson, who worked on several tracks for the EP.
Recorded at RIAA Gold-certified Vision Sound Studios (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) with producer and sound engineer Daryl Phennegar, Twice Mine's EP "This Hopeless City" captures a dark, melodic tone found in other bands such as Skillet or Breaking Benjamin. The title track "This Hopeless City" causes the listener to envision a world teetering on the brink of destruction, and inspires them to ask "What would I do with my last moments on earth"?
With the completion of their promotional EP "This Hopeless City", Twice Mine looks to join the ranks of the rockers who are more interested in the difficulties of existentialism and pain than girls and alcohol. But don't let that fool you - Twice Mine is not a tame band, by any stretch of the imagination. "We like to have fun, and rock out really hard; people are genuinely surprised when they hear us for the first time, especially if they know us outside of a musical context...I've had a lot of people ask me after hearing the record for the first time, who the lead singer was. It is always a bit awkward to say that we're the ones on the track there."