Twist Helix

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Twist Helix - Alternative Live Act in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Twist Helix Short Info

Born out of the hip bars and rundown rehearsal rooms of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, synth-pop band Twist Helix are fascinated with the exploration of place and its relation to creativity and identity.

Drawing influence from their immediate surroundings the band have worked hard to create an effervescent and joyous electronic sound, evocative of the diverse energy and character of their home.

The groups latest single “Ouseburn” (released 09/02/18 via Paul Back Music), is the quintessential example of this; a sparkling work of indie-electronica that pays homage to the group’s humble DIY beginnings.

The group were signed by Madrid-based record label PAUL BACK MUSIC at the start of 2018 on the strength of their previous releases ‘Pulse’ (single, 2017) which premiered on Little Indie Blogs and led to a UK & European tour of 20 dates in the first half of 2017 which included Main Stage performances at Alacant Desperta Festival in Alicante (Spain) and at the prestigious Evolution Emerging Festival in Newcastle.

As well as ‘Little Buildings’ (single July 2017) – the release of which coincided with their first ever festival headline set at the Northern Electric Festival. Twist Helix have gone on to garner praise from all over the world; notably featuring in the reputable Spanish websites JENESAISPOP and El Mundo de Tulsa.

This esteem would see the group selected as finalists for 2017’s MADRID BDCODER Festival where they were introduced on stage by the legendary Julio Ruiz of Radio3. The event was attended by Spanish national media like Mondosonoro, Jenesaispop, El País, Playstation, Live Nation and DCODE where the group showed "a sound an stage presence that many acclaimed artists would love to have" - Jenesaispop.

In addition to their European exploits Twist Helix have featured prominently on the UK Festival circuit (Solfest, Evolution Emerging, Worcester Music Festival, Corbridge Festival, Stepping Stones, VW Leeds, Richmond Live, Northern Electric amongst others) gaining a reputation for their "dramatic and joyous" live shows (NE:MM), The group have been championed by BBC Introducing, Radio Cadena Ser (Spain),Born Music (UK), Alternative Tracks (USA), The Revue (Canada), The Most Radicalist (UK), Fringe Music Fix (Canada) and Electronic North(UK) amongst others.

Currently the group are on tour in the UK to promote their ‘Ouseburn’ single and have plans to return the studio to compete their forthcoming album.

Born out of the hip bars and rundown rehearsal rooms of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, synth-pop band Twist Helix are fascinated with the exploration of place and its relation to creativity and identity.

Drawing influence from their immediate surroundings the band have worked hard to create an effervescent and joyous electronic sound, evocative of the diverse energy and character of their home.

The groups latest single “Ouseburn” (released 09/02/18 via Paul Back Music), is the quintessential example of this; a sparkling work of indie-electronica that pays homage to the group’s humble DIY beginnings.

The group were signed by Madrid-based...

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Twist Helix on Tour

  • 31 | 05 | 2018 Ashington Bubbles
  • 03 | 06 | 2018 Darlington Avalon
  • 16 | 06 | 2018 Barnsley Barnsley Live Festival
  • 07 | 07 | 2018 Newcastle NarcFest

Past Gigs Twist Helix

  • 05 | 2018 Newcastle Head of Steam
  • 05 | 2018 Alicante Palau Altea
  • 04 | 2018 Oxford Sofar Sounds
  • 04 | 2018 London The Libertine
  • 04 | 2018 Berwick-upon-Tweed The Barrels
  • 03 | 2018 Stockton Stockton Calling Festival
  • 03 | 2018 Newcastle Little Buildings
  • 03 | 2018 London Sofar Sounds
  • 03 | 2018 Sunderland The Independent
  • 03 | 2018 Darlington Theatre Hullabaloo
  • 02 | 2018 Barnsley One Over The Eight
  • 02 | 2018 Manchester The Castle Hotel
  • 02 | 2018 Worcester Marr's Bar
  • 02 | 2018 Bristol The Old England
  • 02 | 2018 Sheffield The Washington
  • 02 | 2018 London Dublin Castle, Camden
  • 02 | 2018 Glasgow 13th Note
  • 02 | 2018 Newcastle The Cumberland Arms
  • 01 | 2018 Newcastle The Cluny
  • 12 | 2017 Newcastle Jumpin Jacks
  • 12 | 2017 Darlington Avalon
  • 11 | 2017 Blyth The Tavern
  • 11 | 2017 Newcastle Think Tank Underground
  • 10 | 2017 Newcastle Little Buildings
  • 09 | 2017 Newcastle Think Tank Underground
  • 09 | 2017 Worcester Worcester Music Festival
  • 09 | 2017 Darlington Soapbox Sessions
  • 09 | 2017 Newcastle Cluny2
  • 08 | 2017 Madrid El Intruso (Dcode Festival - Final Bdcoder)
  • 08 | 2017 Middlesbrough TSOne
  • 08 | 2017 Cumbria Solfest
  • 08 | 2017 Sheffield West Street Live
  • 08 | 2017 Newcastle Think Tank Underground
  • 08 | 2017 Stockton Green Room
  • 08 | 2017 York Fulford Arms
  • 07 | 2017 Newcastle Northern Electric Festival
  • 07 | 2017 Darlington Voodoo Cafe
  • 07 | 2017 Stockton-on-Tees Sound It Out Records (afternoon)
  • 07 | 2017 Corbridge Corbridge Festival
  • 06 | 2017 Gateshead Central Bar
  • 06 | 2017 Newcastle Think Tank Underground
  • 06 | 2017 Workington Lounge 41
  • 05 | 2017 Newcastle Evolution Emerging Festival
  • 05 | 2017 Lake District Tour night: Parkfoot Campsite
  • 04 | 2017 Newcastle The Tyne Bar - Single Launch
  • 04 | 2017 Glasgow Buff's Club
  • 03 | 2017 Alicante Las Cigarreras, AD Festival Presentación
  • 03 | 2017 Valencia Sala Novelty
  • 03 | 2017 S.V. del Raspeig, SPAIN The Under
  • 03 | 2017 Manchester Fab Cafe
  • 03 | 2017 Carlisle Open Mind
  • 03 | 2017 Newcastle The Canny Fringe Festival
  • 03 | 2017 Newcastle Head of Steam
  • 02 | 2017 Sunderland Spark FM Band Nacht - Bavaria
  • 02 | 2017 York Fulford Arms
  • 02 | 2017 Newcastle The Cluny
  • 02 | 2017 Leeds The Verve
  • 02 | 2017 Carlisle Open Mind
  • 02 | 2017 Sheffield West Street Live
  • 01 | 2017 Newcastle NE:MM Right to Remain
  • 01 | 2017 London New Cross Inn
  • 11 | 2016 Sunderland SAFC Fanzone
  • 10 | 2016 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Oxjam Ouseburn Takeover Festival
  • 10 | 2016 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne The Cluny
  • 10 | 2016 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Northumbria SU
  • 10 | 2016 London The Troubador
  • 10 | 2016 Sheffiled The RS
  • 09 | 2016 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Think Tank
  • 07 | 2016 Richmond Richmond Live Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Scotland Pandorafest Main Stage
  • 07 | 2016 Madrid Phantom
  • 07 | 2016 Alicante Stereo
  • 06 | 2016 London The Cavendish Arms
  • 06 | 2016 Leicester The Shed
  • 06 | 2016 Cumbria Stepping Stones Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Newcastle Upon Tyne The Canny Fringe Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Newcastle Upon Tyne Twist Helix Manifesto Album Launch @ Cluny 2
  • 03 | 2016 Newcastle Upon Tyne Greenfest Fundraiser
  • 01 | 2016 Newcastle Upon Tyne Twist Helix Decade Single Launch @ the mining institute
  • 11 | 2015 Tynemouth Surfcafe
  • 10 | 2015 Newcastle Oxjam Festival Takeover
  • 10 | 2015 Gateshead On New Horizons compilation Launch (Zyng Tapes)
  • 09 | 2015 Newcastle Tyne Bar
  • 09 | 2015 Newcastle The Cluny
  • 08 | 2015 Sunderland Spark fm Live Session
  • 08 | 2015 Newcastle Little Buildings Showcase

Discography Twist Helix

  • 2016 Manifesto Album | Twist Helix
  • 2016 Decade Single | Twist Helix
  • 2015 Flare Compilation Track | Zyng Tapes

Media

  • Video Twist Helix - Pulse (Offic...
  • Sound Ouseburn
  • Sound Pulse
  • Sound Little Buildings (Single)

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Origin

  • Newcastle Upon Tyne GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Bea Garcia Singer/Keys
  • James Walker Drummer
  • Michael Humble Bass

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