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Released: 05.10.18








The eagerly awaited debut album from Newcastle-based electro trio Twist Helix does not disappoint. Bursting at the seams with infectious pop melodies, 80’s synths, tribal drums and Bea Garcia’s unique vocals, the album takes you on a journey through the streets of the band’s beloved Newcastle. Rallying cries, haunting vocals, uplifting melodies and dark sounds; every track on this album would fit well into a Stranger Things soundtrack or sci-fi apocalyptic movie.

Covering topics such as the closure of music venues (Pulse), the role of creative industries in the city (Little Buildings) and the frustration of writers block (Graphite), this is a synth-drenched, punk pop love letter to Newcastle. As the track says “This city’s not dreaming, it’s believing” and we believe in Twist Helix. 

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