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The band - fronted by multi-instrumentalist Bea Garcia - are based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and have just released their debut single Decade.
Twist Helix said: "In terms of genre, we describe ourselves as electronic alt-pop; in practice we're an indie/synth-pop crossover, mixing melodic electronic elements (synthesisers and vocal effects) with an analogue rhythm section.
"That mix gives our music its personality; a little bit dance, a little bit rock. Combined with the natural colour of Bea's voice we've arrived at a sound that's, as Narc Magazine put it, 'dark, alternative and just the right side of pop'.
"We're tech geeks; If music buzzes or beeps then we'll listen to it. A lot of people don't realise just how broad a genre electronic music is.
"Touring, we've been lucky enough to play alongside some really innovative international artists like Samaris (Iceland) and Vogue dots (Canada). Watching groups like that and talking with them backstage, it's hard not to come away inspired.
The band have been together since mid-2015, and since then have recorded singles, toured around Europe, as well as playing shows in London.
Lead singer Bea said: "James and I cut a demo together back in May 2015 at Cluny Studios in Newcastle. What really started it was the demo getting picked up by our local BBC Introducing programme.
"We put the group together in proper and a month or so later found ourselves on stage supporting former members of Maxïmo Park at the Cluny. Since then we've gone onto festivals playing shows in London and Madrid... It's been a crazy year!"
The band launched their debut single Decade in January 2016, and the group have recently returned from their first European tour dates promoting their indie-concept album Manifesto.
Twist Helix said: "Manifesto is our debut 10-track EP and is a concept album, which tells the story of a musician at the start of their career.
"The narrative begins with musician's feeling of initial excitement at being part of a group; but soon tensions builds between members and ultimately the group disintegrates. The album ends where it begins with a reprise of the opening track signalling the protagonist's will to reinvent themself."
The band have only been together and touring for around a year, but they have already seen rave reviews and are amassing a loyal fanbase.
Twist Helix said: "Since the release of the album it's been surreal. We've had radio airplay from France to Finland, been on the front pages of Newspapers in Spain, had songs sang back to us on the streets, and it's all happened while remaining an unsigned DIY band. It's been great."
The group will be touring around the UK, including London and Newcastle, in the coming months, and are already thinking about material for their next release.
Twist Helix said: "We know now that this next release is going to be a darker, more contemplative album. We've left behind the guitar and have moved onto a more focused synth-driven sound.
"We'll have some teasers of the new material in our Troubadour set-list on October 8. See you there!"
A reviewer for Alternative Tracks said: "[Decade] is an indie-pop gem balancing gratifying pop hooks with upbeat melodies."
Upcoming gigs near London
- Saturday October 8: The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road, Earl's Court , SW5 9JA - 020 7370 1434