Revived and re-invigorated, the track is first to emerge a brand new album from Twisted Wheel, slated for release in November. The Northern rock’n’roll four-piece are currently embarked on a lengthy run of tour dates. ‘Nomad Hat’ empathically flips the narrative of loss, pain and self-destruction mirrored throughout the Jonny Guitar EP. The focus now on new beginnings, of new possibilities and a never-say die invincibility. Brown’s ability to shift the tide from a place of no-hope to a place of assertive class and triumph encapsulates the fighting spirit of the band.
‘Nomad Hat’s’ opening lines: “A wall is not an obstacle, it’s something we can smash all over the floor” re-announce the group as a true force to be reckoned with against the grain of dourness and predictability. The lyrics strike a call for freedom against the digital hysteria which now dominates every corner of our lives. There is nothing purer than the simplicities of breathing in the fresh air, taking in the landscape and feeling alive with the world at your feet. It is this northern grit and sharp poetic aura that trickles throughout a glacier of stylish, new wave sounds which the band have crafted through a lens of ‘80s sonic shine within a 21st century landscape.
As Brown states: “We’re not just in a rock ‘n’ roll, punk box. This time, more of my poetry will come out which focuses on things that matter, a commentary on what’s going on in the world. Bands play it safe because they don’t want to upset people. But your job as an artist is to say what others can’t, to speak the truth”.
‘Nomad Hat’ was mixed by Dean Glover at Vibe Studios and further mastered by Katie Tavin.
The ‘Nomad Hat’ tour will see the band once again taking the UK and Europe by storm with dates ranging from Manchester to London, Glasgow, Dublin, Berlin and all the way back again. With Reading & Leeds, Kendal Calling, Y Not, Mosfest and a headline slot on the BBC Introducing stage at Highest Point festival already announced, this summer promises to be a textbook demonstration of the bands continuing momentum.
TWw‘NOMAD HAT TOUR DATES
Friday 11th May – Huddersfield (The Parish)
Saturday 12th May – Leicester (Soundhouse)
Saturday 18th May – Highest Point Festival
Friday 31st May – Newcastle (The Cluny)
Saturday 1st June – Mosfest
Friday 14th June – Hull (The Adelphi)
Saturday 15th June – Cheltenham (Frog and Fiddle)
Friday 21st June – Liverpool (EBGB’s)
Friday 26th July – Y Not Festival
Saturday 27th July – Kendal Calling
Friday 23rd August – Reading Festival
Saturday 24th August – Leeds Festival
Friday 4th October – Dublin (Whelan’s)
Friday 11th October – Leeds (The Wardrobe)
Friday 1st November – Glasgow (King Tuts)
Saturday 2nd November – London (Borderline)
Friday 8th November – Nottingham (Bodega)
Friday 15th November – Manchester (O2 Ritz)