Twisted Wheel today announce their emphatic return with an exhilarating new single: ‘Nomad Hat’. Revived and re-invigorated, the track is first to emerge a brand new album from the cult outfit, ‘DNA’, slated for release in November 2019. The new material also lands on the day that the Northern rock’n’roll four-piece embark on a lengthy run of tour dates throughout the UK & Europe. (Full dates and details below).
The opening single ‘Nomad Hat’ empathically flips the narrative of loss, pain and self-destruction mirrored throughout the ‘Jonny Guitar’ EP. The focus now on new beginnings, of new possibilities and a never-say-die invincibility. Brown’s ability to shift the tide from a place of no-hope to a place of assertive class and triumph encapsulates the fighting spirit of the band.
‘Nomad Hat’s’ opening lines: “A wall is not an obstacle, it’s something we can smash all over the floor” re-announce the group as a true force to be reckoned with against the grain of dourness and predictability. The lyrics strike a call for freedom against the digital hysteria which now dominates every corner of our lives. There is nothing purer than the simplicities of breathing in the fresh air, taking in the landscape and feeling alive with the world at your feet. It is this northern grit and sharp poetic aura that trickles throughout a glacier of stylish, new wave sounds which the band have crafted through a lens of 80’s sonic shine within a 21st-century landscape. As Brown states:
“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”.
‘Nomad Hat’ was mixed by Dean Glover at Vibe Studios and further mastered by Katie Tavin.
Check out the video for ‘Nomad Hat’ – BELOW:
The ‘Nomad Hat’ tour starts today (3rd May) 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.
2018 saw Twisted Wheel complete a relentless and brutally empathic comeback. The sold-out ‘Snakes and Ladders’ tour was followed by 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. This achievement is testament to the un-paralleled loyalty of Wheel’s ever growing fanbase. With new members; Ben Warwick and Ben Robinson joining the dynamic duo of Jonny Brown and Harry Lavin, the Jonny Guitar tour kicked into gear with the band sounding bigger and better than ever before. Crowds that had starved in the absence of a real rock-n-roll band stormed a string of sold out shows last year.
Having spent the first few months of this year recording ‘DNA’, the band is now primed and ready to produce its most relevant, complete and inspired material to date. Don’t miss them preview their revitalised new material at the following European dates:
TW ‘NOMAD HAT TOUR DATES
Friday 3rd May – Doncaster (The Leopard)
Saturday 4th May – Bristol (The Lanes)
Friday 11th May – Huddersfield (The Parish)
Saturday 12th May – Leicester (Soundhouse)
Saturday 18th May – Highest Point Festival
Friday 31st May – Newcastle (The Cluny)
Saturday 1st June – Mosfest
Friday 14th June – Hull (The Adelphi)
Saturday 15th June – Cheltenham (Frog and Fiddle)
Friday 21st June – Liverpool (EBGB’s)
Friday 26th July – Y Not Festival
Saturday 27th July – Kendal Calling
Friday 23rd August – Reading Festival
Saturday 24th August – Leeds Festival
Friday 4th October – Dublin (Whelan’s)
Friday 11th October – Leeds (The Wardrobe)
Friday 1st November – Glasgow (King Tuts)
Saturday 2nd November – London (Borderline)
Friday 8th November – Nottingham (Bodega)
Friday 15th November – Manchester (O2 Ritz)
Friday 22nd November – Berlin (Musik & Frieden)
(+ More dates to be added)