Who was Jack the Ripper? Who shot JFK? Where is Shergar? Some of the world’s biggest mysteries will never be solved. Alongside why are Twisted Wheel not massive?
Back with new album set for release in November and a UK tour underway, Twisted Wheel have released the first taste of the new Long Player Nomad Hat. Mixed by Dean Glover at Vibe Studios and further mastered by Katie Tavin, Nomad Hat flips the narrative of loss, pain and self-destruction mirrored throughout their last release, the Jonny Guitar EP and focuses on new beginnings, of new possibilities and a never-say die invincibility.
“We’re not just in a rock ‘n’ roll, punk box. This time, more of my poetry will come out which focuses on things that matter, a commentary on what’s going on in the world. Bands play it safe because they don’t want to upset people. But your job as an artist is to say what others can’t, to speak the truth”.Jonny Brown
Breaking out of the moors of Greater Manchester in 2007 the band fronted by Jonny Brown exploded onto the scene with an ability to write anthems for fun. A string of bangers such as You Stole The Sun, She’s a Weapon and Lucy The Castle scored them support slots with Oasis, Kasabian, Paul Weller, The Courteeners, The Happy Mondays and Ian Brown to name but a few, as well as sell-outs on their first UK and European tours. Twisted Wheel were one of the hardest working bands in 2009, gaining the PRS Award for playing the most gigs of any young band. But bafflingly, they still didn’t quite break into the national and international recognition they deserved. While many bands of lesser talent and charisma did.
The wheels then started to fall off with a revolving door of line-up changes and a brief solo stint for Brown. But now, Brown and the boys are back. The back end of 2018 saw Twisted Wheel complete a relentless and brutally empathic comeback. Their Snakes and Ladders tour sold out and was bolstered by some high profile festival appearances at Reading & Leeds, Kendal Calling, Blackthorn, Mostfest and EH6 along with two huge gigs at Finsbury Park and Old Trafford supporting Liam Gallagher. Despite having no record label or major radio play the band reached number one in the UK physical charts with the Jonny Guitar EP.
Their Nomad Hat tour starts May 3rd and will see the band once again taking the UK and Europe by storm with dates ranging from Manchester to London, Glasgow, Dublin, Berlin and all the way back again. With Reading & Leeds, Kendal Calling, Y Not, Mosfest and a headline slot on the BBC Introducing stage at Highest Point festival already announced, this summer promises to be a textbook demonstration of the bands continuing momentum.
Connect with Twisted Wheel