Playing live again is 'wheely' good for indie-punk band
INDIE-PUNK band Twisted Wheel are returning to Derby next month, following the release of their second album Do It Again towards the end of last year.
This is the band's first recording under the new line-up, with front man Jonny Brown now being joined by drummer Eoghan Clifford and bassist Stephen Evans.
The new songs have been well received with some radio support for the single Ride, taken from the new album. The band were also met with a good turnout when they visited Derby last autumn.
In 2009 Twisted Wheel received a significant musical leg-up when they supported the likes of Paul Weller and Oasis. They travelled throughout Europe with the Gallagher brothers and played Heaton Park with them – Oasis's biggest gig in Manchester in 10 years.
Twisted Wheel have also been regular summer festival performers but since reforming the band in 2010 there has been a lot of rebuilding to do.
Singer Jonny says it has taken time for the new members to assimilate – taking on board some of the band's old material and also developing a way forward together.
"Presently, we are alternating between recording and touring and plan to have another album out by the end of year, " he says.
"There has been a lot of positive feedback from fans and the music press. We are just enjoying playing live again and building on the fan base we have."
Twisted Wheel play at The Venue in Abbey Street, on Sunday, March 3, at 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced £8. Call 01332 203545 or visit www. imemusic.co.uk.