Durham’s exciting classic rock band TWISTER have announced the release of their album “Cursed & Corrected” due Friday 13th November, via Off Yer Rocka.
The disc was recorded, produced and mixed by the brilliant Tony Draper (Inglorious, Ride to Nowhere) at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool and was mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios by Frank Arkwright (The Killers, Frank Turner, Biffy Clyro).
The band, consisting of Stevie Stoker (guitar and vocals) Jake Grimes (guitar and backing vocals) Ryan Lee (bass and background vocals) and Jack Corbett (drums and background vocals) have been producing energetic tracks since before their 2014 album release “This Isn’t Wonderland”.
Songs such as “Feeding Frenzy” (found on the 2020 disc) have been doing the rounds since before Wonderland.
And the gleaming smooth rocker “Monroe” was found on their earlier “Designed State of Mind” E.P. (2016). Was this all part of their “cursed” and “corrected” career trajectory that crescendoed with the win of HRH Highway to Hell in competition in 2019?
“Young & Affected” was released on video last year. The guitar fancywork on this number is splendid and the chorus is mobilizing. This is a rousing and zestful composition.
“Save Us Yourself” is a monumental piece of complicated, adult-oriented 80s rock with a fiery lead voice and lordly backing vocals and a remarkably sizeable stadium-sized chorus. This is an accomplished piece of empathetic rock and, we think, an outstanding track.
And “Call To Arms” (video shared below) is a music box of devious sounds. The voice is clear and gem-like, operatic tenor in flavor, while the melodic phrasing is a wonderwork of tone and architecture. This is so translucent and architecturally accomplished that you’d be forgiven if you thought it had been delivered by Tom Scholz and Boston in around 1975.
Twister will head out on an 11-date European tour with The Quireboys in Spring 2021, with dates in Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.
Words: @neilmach 2020 ©
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