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Twisted Wheel have announced the release of their new single ‘DNA’, the second track taken from their forthcoming new album set for release in November 2019.
‘DNA’ shows a side of Wheel that has never been seen before and brings about their most beautiful and poignant moment to date on the band’s forthcoming album. The story of lead singer Jonny Brown’s mother passing away brings forth a whole universe of ups and downs. During her final days, he spent four weeks lay next to her on the hospital floor in Spain. One night he travelled back to her apartment in severe need of rest, later receiving the devastating news that she had passed away. After several years of battling his own demons, conquering and getting his life back on track Brown wrote the song as a tribute to his late mother. It captures everything he could have hoped for with an abundance of love, passion and emotion that builds towards a thrilling crescendo of true rock n roll firepower.
Listen to Twisted Wheel ‘DNA’:
‘DNA’ follows previous single ‘Nomad Hat’ in exploring new sonic avenues for the band, setting them wide apart from many of their contemporaries. ‘Nomad Hat’ received an impressive amount of regional radio airplay and has proved to be one of the band’s most successful releases to date, becoming a true live favourite in the process. Despite having no record label or major radio play the band reached number one in the UK physical charts in 2018 with the Jonny Guitar EP. The band aim to reach the same level of chart success with the forthcoming album release which will be available on all major online formats via Townshend, including 12-inch vinyl.
The release of 3rd single ‘Wrong Side Of The Road’ will follow before the album is officially released in November 2019.
About Twisted Wheel:
For Twisted Wheel, redemption and revival is not a religious concept but a CV. Born in the backwaters of Saddleworth in 2007, the young band, fronted by the feral, precocious Jonny Brown, roared into the race of indie rock with such anthems as ‘You Stole The Sun’, ‘She’s a Weapon’ and ‘Lucy The Castle’. Their irrepressible energy and ability to deliver inspired rock’n’roll gained them the 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 was one of the hardest working bands in 2009, gaining the PRS Award for playing the most gigs of any young band.
Twisted Wheel has indeed rocked and rolled, been smashed up, fallen off the wagon, gone solo, kicked to the kerb, frozen itself off homeless and hypothermic crashing in bushes – before finding its groove and getting back on it, full speed ahead.
Twisted Wheels uncanny ability to maximise the elusive eternity in the ordinary along with their ability to create anthems and palaces from the trash of life separate them from the rest. The struggles of addiction, despair and recovery are counterbalanced by a never-say-die push towards a bright, triumphant future retaining the band’s relevance.
“How long does it take a man to realize that he cannot want what he wants? You have to live in hell to see heaven” William Burroughs.
Twisted Wheel will play on 4 October at Whelan’s in Dublin. For tickets, click here.