Twisted Wheel (band)
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Twisted Wheel supporting Oasis at Heaton Park in Manchester June 2009
|Origin||Burnage, Greater Manchester, England|
|Genres||Indie rock, Fiddle, punk rock, post-punk revival|
|Labels||Columbia Records, Ignition Records|
Tom McCarthy (Lead Guitar)
Ben Robinson (Drums)
|Past members||Rick Lees|
Formation and debut album
Twisted Wheel formed in February 2007 in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester by guitarist and singer Jonny Brown and bassist Rick Lees, later joined by drummer Adam Clarke. Frontman Jonny Brown heard the name in a Paul Weller track "Into Tomorrow", where the lyrics say "Round and round like a twisted wheel, Spinning in attempt to find the feel". Twisted Wheel were booked as one of the support acts for Oasis's 2009 Heaton Park concerts.
The band signed to Columbia Records in January 2008. Their first single, "She's a Weapon", was released in April 2008 to acclaim from Radio 1's Zane Lowe, NME and Q. Their follow-up record, a four-track EP entitled You Stole the Sun, was released in July 2008. The band's debut album Twisted Wheel was recorded in June 2008 at Hillside studios in Los Angeles and produced by Dave Sardy.
The album was released on 13 April 2009. The first single from the album, "Lucy the Castle", was released in November 2008, with the follow-up, "We Are Us", released in March 2009.
Do It Again (2012)
The band drifted from the mainstream attention after 2009 as their style of music declined in popularity. Twisted Wheel released their second album, Do It Again, in September 2012.
Break-up and reformation
The band broke up on 13 July 2014, which was announced to fans via the band's Twitter account, with the tweet simply stating "R.I.P. Twisted Wheel". They have since reformed.
- Jonny Brown – vocals, guitar
- Harry Lavin – bass
- Ben Warwick – guitar
- Ben Robinson – drums
- Adam Clarke – drums (2007–2010)
- Rick Lees – bass (2007–2010)
- Eoghan Clifford – drums (2010–2013)
- Stephen Evans – bass (2010–2013)
- Max Lees – bass (2013–2014)
- Blair Murray – drums (2013–2014)
- Adam Birchall – guitar (2013–2014)
- Twisted Wheel (2009)
- Do It Again (2012)
- Satisfying the Ritual (2020)