Interview: Twisted Wheel

By on Tuesday, 7th April 2009 at 1:00 pm

Twisted WheelWe’ve been raving a lot about Twisted Wheel of late here at TGTF. The Manchester trio have scored themselves a series of big shows this summer – supporting the likes of Paul Weller and The Enemy on various jaunts.

We were fortunate enough to sit down with their bassist, Rick Lees and have a chat about how things are shaping up for them in 2009 so far…

1. For those not familiar with your music, how would you describe your sound? Who do you think you sound like?
Its a mixture of The Clash, The Jam, Oasis and Arctic Monkeys. Its true British rock and roll music

2. On songwriting – how does it start for you? Lyrical concept? A riff? Turn of phrase? Or a drug fuelled orgy that results in a great song?
All of those put together. I don’t think sitting at home doing nothing gives you any inspiration, you have to go out and experience things. Some of our tunes have observational lyrics and some are just about going out and having a good time.

3. Who do you tip for great things in 2009? (Other than yourselves!)
Kid British are great, we love ska stuff and they’re like a modern specials with their own style thrown in.

4. What’s one thing everyone should bring with them to one of your gigs?

5. Finally, what sort of stuff have you guys been listening to recently?
Primal Scream, ZZ Top, Gods Kitchen classics, 50s rock and roll and love.

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