For Twisted Wheel, Snakes and Ladders is not just a board game, it’s a CV. Born in the backwaters of Oldham in 2007, the young band, fronted by the feral, precocious Jonny Brown, roared into the race of indie rock with such anthems as ‘You Stole The Sun’, ‘She’s a Weapon’ and ‘Lucy The Castle’. Their irrepressible energy and ability to deliver inspired rock’n’roll gained them the support slots with Oasis, Kasabian, Paul Weller, The Courteeners, The Happy Mondays and Ian Brown to name but a few, as well as sell-outs on their first UK and European tours.
Twisted Wheel had some words to say about returning to the fields:
“To say we are looking forward to coming back to one of the best festivals in the UK would be an understatement. We have played Kendal Calling many times across many stages and love The House Party crowd and atmosphere. Newly reformed with a new four- piece line up and about to undertake the first of two national tours. The response to us getting back out there has been amazing with many shows either sold out or are about to. The first tour is called Snakes and ladders, which is based on an early B-side that talks about the opportunities and pitfalls many of us experience in life. Originally signed to Sony /Columbia and having supported some of the biggest bands on the planet we are now on Skid Mark Pants Records!! – Up the ladders down the snakes – slither home.
We have a new album in the process of being recorded with music dropping April, August and October. Looking forward to meeting and watching some of you on the day. In the meantime here’s the last time we played The House Party.”