Manchester indie band Twisted Wheel have broken up. The band announced their split via Twitter, with a message that reads “R.I.P. Twisted Wheel.” They only released two albums, 2009's “Twisted Wheel” and 2012's “Do it Again,” both of which got them a minor following in the UK. The band were expected to release new music this year and have spent most of the year playing shows. A concert DVD of their show at Manchester's Kraak was released just last month. According to NME, the band were expected to play Liverpool Calling, which takes place later this month. So far, there has been no word on who will fill their spot.
Twisted Wheel, comprised of vocalist/guitarist Jonny Brown drummer Adam Clarke, and bassist Rick Lees, formed in 2007 and took their name from a line in the Paul Weller song “Into Tomorrow.” In 2008, the guys signed to Columbia Records and their first single “She's a Weapon” was released in April that same year to high acclaim. They then released the four-track EP “You Stole the Sun” that July. Their debut LP followed in 2009 featuring the singles “We Are Us” and “Lucy the Castle.” Though the record received mixed reviews, they spent time on the road building their audience. Shortly, all the members except for Brown, left the band. The remaining spots were filled by Eoghan Clifford and Stephen Evans. The new lineup released their second album in September 2012. It is currently rumored that Jonny Brown will take on a solo career.