Single Review and Tour Preview: Twist Helix's 'Ouseburn' & Below Byker Tour
North East powerhouse synth-pop trio Twist Helix are leaping into the new year with open arms by announcing the release of new single 'Ouseburn' on Friday 9th February.
Following on from the huge success of their electro-cinematic singles; 'Pulse' and 'Little Buildings' released last year, this latest track is another testament to the band's undeniable admiration for their home turf, Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, and the inspirations they draw from its culture and landscape.
The sparkling synth-tastic beat that dominates 'Ouseburn' throughout, kicks in immediately and induces intense feel-good tingles that make this song extremely addictive.
Lead singer Bea’s powerful and enigmatic vocals subtly reference local landmarks, bands and cultural sites whilst the 90’s-meets-2018 party-vibe chorus leave you unable to resist hitting that dancefloor.
The title track from the group's forthcoming album of the same name is packed with uplifting energy and captivating charm making it a fitting tribute to the band's creative and ever changing home. It's also Twist Helix’s first ever release with Paul Back Music, a Madrid-based record label the band have recently signed with, making this release an even more momentous one.
To celebrate this doubly special occasion Bea, Michael and James (aka Twist Helix) are throwing a single launch party at The Cumberland Arms on the day of release, Friday 9th of February.
The incredible alt-electro heavy line-up will also feature support performances from Dickensian-darkwave duo The Black Sheep Frederick Dickens, brooding witch house outfit Mausoleums and new additions Mother Night.
And for those fans from a little further a field there is good news too. The band are bringing their electrically-charged party music to cities across the UK as part of their Below Byker Tour. Full details and dates below:
09/02/18 NEWCASTLE The Cumberland Arms
10/02/18 GLASGOW 13th Note
20/02/18 LONDON Dublin Castle, Camden
21/02/18 LEEDS Lending Room
22/02/18 BRISTOL Old England
23/02/18 WORCESTER The Marr´s Bar
24/02/18 MANCHESTER The Castle Hotel
28/02/18 BARNSLEY One Over The Eight
Artwork by Trevor Storey, Original picture by Paul Murray