As the Covid19 crisis grinds all live music and events to a screeching halt, it’s apparent that music is more important than ever. Today, Twisted Wheel released the aptly named, hard hitting punk anthem ‘I am Immune’ from new album ‘Satisfying the Ritual’ with accompanying lyric video. The album released on the 20th March has received nothing but high praise, entering the iTunes Alternative Charts at No 5 and iTunes All Charts at 16.
Satisfying the Ritual follows the number one EP Jonny Guitar in cementing the Wheel as one of the most vital groups of our times. Boasting a tight new line up with Jonny Brown on Guitar & Vocals, Ben Robinson on Drums, Harry Lavin on Bass and Ben Warwick on Guitar. ‘I Am Immune’ was written about the darker side music industry, internet trolls and shows the Wheels roots are still planted firmly in punk rock. Delving deeper into the inspiration behind the track Jonny Brown explains:
“I Am Immune’ stands for immunity from the bad mouths, trolls and negative comments endured in the music industry. Packing a punch this song keeps you updated with what the band are and have always been, a high energy heavily punk inspired group. Taking a no shit from nobody approach works well in a world where jealousy is rife, and people can try to bring you down masked in their own homes using the internet as a way of abusing artists in public without them being able to do much about it”.
It’s two fingers up approach and positive attitude, serves as a beacon of hope in these very surreal times. It’s also reminds us to be courageous in any plight we face, to stand up and say f**k you to anything that tries to destroy you or stands in your way, which now is a very strong message that we can all take something from.