Save Us Yourself
Last seen supporting Massive Wagons just before Lockdown Pt1, Twister has been building up a granite-hard reputation for ass-kicking rock and roll during the last five years.
Where charismatic frontman Stevie Stoker leads, his shock of kaleidoscopic hair always follows.
And the talented singer-songwriter is a force of nature on and off the stage.
But in sidekick Jake Grimes, Twister’s lead singer boasts one of the New Wave Of Classic Rock’s rising stars.
In fact the pocket rocket is one of the most exciting axemen we’ve seen this decade.
The band’s runaway victory at Hard Rock Hell’s 2019 Highway To Hell battle of the bands brought fresh attention to the feisty foursome.
And by all accounts 13-track debut Cursed & Corrected — produced by Tony Draper and mastered at Abbey Road — is all killer and no filler.
Twister could be the shape of things to come. Watch this space.
In Twister frontman Stevie Stoker’s own words:
“Save Us Yourself is a very special song for me.
“It’s the song that started us on the journey towards the Cursed & Corrected album.
“It started out as a brainstorm idea of two characters at a masquerade ball both smitten with each other but waiting for the other to make the first move.
“Kind of like some sort of intimate game of chess.
“Imagine two people surrounded by strangers in masks but they only see each other.
“Every time we play it I get that vision of the ballroom, full of people and this tangle of two souls going on in the middle of it.
“It’s a very special song as I think we can all relate to a moment in time where we have been in that kind of situation.
“It’s a ‘cutting through the noise’ moment.”
The verdict on Save Us Yourself
Pounding percussion and lead guitarist Grimes’ blistering fretwork usher in a modern rock anthem that simply screams to be heard.
It’s a crying shame that the coronavirus pandemic has halted Twister in their tracks as 2020 should have seen the North East quartet explode as a must-see live phenomenon.
Save Us Yourself is typical of Twister’s Sunset Strip-tinged sleaze and hard rock fusion — a marriage made in modern rock heaven.
And it’s further evidence that debut long player Cursed & Corrected looks set to fire one of the UK’s hottest new acts into the big leagues.
What’s next for Twister
Cursed & Corrected drops on November 13 with two vinyl versions available now via the band’s webstore.
Plans were in place to stage a sold-out socially distanced album launch weekender at the Chop House, Southport from November 13-14.
But the band is seeking clarification on whether the shows can go ahead given the latest lockdown measures.
Beyond 2020 — and Covid-19 permitting — Twister has inked in a European tour with The Quireboys.
It stops off in Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium next March.
Band image by Adam Kennedy