Twist Helix: 'Little Buildings' Review
Electro alt-pop trio and local music ambassadors Twist Helix surprised their fans by giving them an early listen of their new single 'Little Buildings' on Soundcloud ahead of it’s official release on 22nd July.
This date incidentally also coincides with the band’s headline slot at the Tyne Bank Brewery for this years Northern Electric Festival in Newcastle.
Following on from their last single, the cinematic 'Pulse', this is the second release from their upcoming album 'Ouseburn', which as a whole carries the torch for Newcastle’s local music scene and it’s small DIY arts spaces.
The name is also symbolic of the band's rehearsal space, which the song plays homage too: Little Buildings in Newcastle Ouseburn Valley.
Opening with an eerily pulsing intro, of the style that we have come to know and love from the band, Bea’s beautiful vocals build a tension that is almost ready to snap just as the song erupts into it’s rapturing chorus.
And, from this point on. 'Little Buildings' never really stops growing.
As pounding drums, subtle riffs and electronic beats are joined by almost tardis-esque sound effects, an atmosphere is created that feels light-years away from the place that has inspired it. Yet in an instant everything comes to a sudden end, perhaps as a representation of what the future may hold for the creative heart of Newcastle if we don’t support it and protect it.
An absolutely epic piece of music that embodies the band's passion and dedication to the message they are trying to put across.
Just as striking as the track itself is its beautiful artwork, which is composite of a photograph by Paul Murray reworked by Gateshead based artist Trevor Storey to show the band in a bleak futuristic setting at their beloved Little Buildings.
A video to accompany the single will also be released, which we are very excited about; since there clearly is only one place where it could be filmed!
In the meantime you can follow the band on social media and catch them live at one of their upcoming shows below.
Upcoming tour dates
Oxjam at Pulp Fiction Whitley Bay 24th June
Corbridge Festival 07th July
Northern Electric Festival Newcastle 22 July
Sol Fest, Cumbria 26 August
Worcester Music Festival 15 Sept