Twisted Wheel’s lead singer Jonny Brown has had a troubled life marred with addiction and overdoses. Having recovered, he went on to experience trauma of a different kind. After spending four weeks on a hospital floor at his mother’s bedside, he went to get some much-needed rest. The night he left was the night she died.From that tragedy came inspiration. D.N.A. starts out tender and builds to an electric crescendo almost five minutes later. The lyrics explore slightly surreal or impossible dream imagery comparable to muddled thinking in a state of extreme tiredness. In the context of Brown’s experience, the repetition of “She’s the queen of my dreams” and “I only saw her yesterday” are painfully poignant.
D.N.A.‘s emotional and musical depth continues an evolution set to confound expectations of those familiar with Twisted Wheel back when they were signed to Columbia and supported Oasis, The Happy Mondays and Paul Weller.
The single comes ahead of an album set for release in November and tour dates throughout the Autumn, especially in their native Northern England. Check out Twisted Wheel’s Facebook page for information and updates.
Friday, August 23: Reading Festival
Saturday, August 24: Leeds Festival
Friday, September 20: Yellow Earl, Whitehaven
Saturday, September 21: Bootleg Social, Blackpool
Saturday, September 28: Leadmill, Sheffield
Friday, October 4: Whelan’s, Dublin
Friday, October 11: The Wardrobe, Leeds
Saturday, October 19: KU Bar, Stockton On Tees
Friday, November 1: King Tuts, Glasgow
Saturday, November 2: Thousand Island, London
Friday, November 8: Bodega, Nottingham
Friday, November 15: O2 Ritz, Manchester
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