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Twisted Wheel / May 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 10th March 2009 at 6:38 pm
 

Twisted WheelTwisted Wheel have announced a shiny new set of dates. The Northern lads who have been confirmed to support both Paul Weller and Oasis this summer seem to be rising at an Arctic Monkeys speed, so be sure to check them out.

We first introduced them last December, and they really are pretty amazing.

Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday 11th March.

Wednesday 13th May 2009 – Sheffield Leadmill
Thursday 14th May 2009 – Leeds Cockpit
Friday 15th May 2009 – Birmingham Rainbow Garden
Saturday 16th May 2009 – Manchester Academy 1
Monday 18th May 2009 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 19th May 2009 – Bristol Thekla
Wednesday 20th May 2009 – London King’s College
Thursday 21st May 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Saturday 23rd May 2009 – Liverpool Sound City
Sunday 24th May 2009 – Newcastle Evolution Festival
Tuesday 26th May 2009 – Glasgow Classic Grand
Wednesday 27th May 2009 – Carlisle Brickyard
Thursday 28th May 2009 – York Fibbers

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Bands to Watch #59: Twisted Wheel

 
By on Monday, 29th December 2008 at 12:41 pm
 

Twisted WheelThey’ve toured with Kasabian, The Rascals, The View and have recently been hand-picked by the Gallagher brothers to support Oasis during 2009. It’s unsurprising then, that Twisted Wheel are getting quite a name for themselves. The Manchester trio – who follow in the footsteps of previous revered Northern bands before them such as The Verve and The Stone Roses – are bent on bringing their gritty rock ‘n’ roll to the masses. Frontman Jonny Brown spits his lyrics out with a ferocious enthusiasm like a young, swaggering Liam Gallagher. They’re raw and exciting and everyone from Zane Lowe to Steve Lamaq have tipped them to achieve big things in the coming months.

Twisted Wheel are loud and they know it. They cringe at being compared to Arctic Monkeys. It’s understandable – the garish trio are substantially different from the chart topping indie Mardy Bums. Think more The Enemy – if you loved ‘We’ll Live and Die in These Towns’ check out Twisted Wheel.

The trio are much more than just lad-rock, though. Tracks such as ‘She’s A Weapon’ and ‘Big Issue’ expose the bubbling punk undertones of the band’s music which display singer Jonny Brown in a Johnny Lydon-esque manner.

The band, who have blagged a deal with Columbia Records, will be releasing their debut album early next year. You can grab a free download of ‘She’s A Weapon’ below:

 
 
 

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