Firing on all cylinders, Newcastle’s Twist Helix are flexing their studio muscles as of late, as they pave the way for their upcoming 2020 album, ‘Machinery.’ They kickstarted their 2020 by introducing their next LP with the single ‘Louder,’ an atmospheric synth-pop triumph that laid down the tone for the rest of the record. Now, 4 months later they’re set to introduce a brand-new single. ‘Frida Kahlo’ is set for release on the 10th July via Paul Back Music.
Since bursting onto the scene 4 years ago, Bea Garcia (Synth, vocals), James Walker (Drums) and Matthew Barron (Bass) are renowned for their idiosyncratic mix of electronica and indie, which blends dramatic synths, with uplifting pop hooks and a soft Iberian lilt. They’re turning the heads of some of the biggest names in the industry and on ‘Frida Kahlo’ it’s easy to see why.
With arena-sized vocal chants that delve in and out of English and Spanish, you’re instantly drawn into this one. Filled with intrigue from the outset, the single weaves in and out of pop, and new-wave influenced sections spurred on by giddy bouts of synthesizer and compelling jump-rope verses. Uplifting, hopeful and full of charisma, ‘Frida Kahlo’ showcases everything the band represent. On the track, they added:
“Frida Kahlo’ is a song about identity. How in an online world we self fashion an image of ourselves by referencing popular culture and art, telling people what we like, who we follow, what we wish to be, in a manner akin to the tradition of self-portraits. Named for the Mexican visual artist Frida Kahlo (an artist renowned for her challenging self-portraits), the track is not so much about Frida herself but how the mass consumption of images deviates from a true understanding of the self in favour of the popular, current, now.”
Since releasing their debut album ‘Ouseburn,’ Twist Helix’s creativity and drive has been relentless. After touring just about every corner of the UK, including Stockton Calling, Hanwell Hootie and Blackthorn Festival, they’ve been championed by BBC Introducing North East and Radio3 (Spanish national radio), as well as receiving a hefty number of highlights and support in the press.
Now on the verge of releasing their most extensive piece of work to date, this is an important time for the group, who would love every single one of you to join them – who’s in?
You can find out more of what they are up to here: www.twisthelix.com