THEY made history by becoming the first UK country act to score a number one album and have been described as Taylor Swift meets Fleetwood Mac.

Now Ward Thomas, Hampshire born and bred twin sisters Lizzy and Catherine, 24, have release their jubilant new single ‘Never Know’ today taken from their eagerly anticipated forthcoming album ‘Restless Minds’ out February 1 on WTW Music/Sony Music. The girls will also tour the UK in the new year and visit Southampton O2 Guildhall on April 4.

Written by Ward Thomas alongside Rebekah Powell and Jessica Sharman (who also co-wrote recent single ‘Lie Like Me’) and produced by Joe Rubel (Ed Sheeran, Tom Grennan), ‘Never Know’, is a empowering, arms-aloft pop anthem that they call their ‘ranty song’ and if you listen carefully, secretly features a reversed sample of a dog growl!

“Never Know” is a song we have always wanted to write” say the girls; “It’s for anyone who has been rejected in a friendship, relationship or in work. But out of that rejection comes empowerment and a sense of freedom and release which gives you the courage to do what you believe in and be yourself.”

The former convent schoolgirls who hail from a rural hamlet close to Liss, near Petersfield, won Album of the Year at the British Country Music Awards in 2014.

Catherine and Lizzy then made history with their stunning major label debut Cartwheels when it reached the top spot in the U.K. Album charts, by becoming the first ever UK country act to achieve the feat.

Lyrically the twins have tackled issues close to their hearts on ‘Restless Minds’, including pertinent observations on social media, the women’s movement, what ‘the truth’ means in 2018 and mental health. “We couldn’t help but address social media and the subconscious competition it creates,” says Lizzy. “There’s a fake reality that everyone our age is falling for right now. Scroll down, see my page, look at my perfect life!”