We’re not interested in that last bunch, but feel that those who did turn up deserved a bit of credit. Here’s the final one from that list – Twisted State of Mind.
Note that the guitarist from this trio turned up for the gig with his leg in plaster, further making those bands who didn’t show look like a bunch of time-wasting amateurs. Credit to Luke for being truly metal. Well. Plaster.
They’re all from Oxfordshire and at first glance at their official website you may think “oh, cute – they’ve gone for putting up photos of themselves when they were all muchkins at school to show how long they’ve been together as a band.” Only you’d be wrong as they are annoyingly young to be creating such a wonderful twin-voiced racket – and doing so with more effort and commitment than some other bands we’ve chosen not to mention. Their site says they’ve been gigging since they were eleven. I’d hazard a guess that they’re 14-15 now (apologies to the young gentlemen if I’m out by too much).
Hell, the lads went to the US a year ago for a few gigs and ended up getting signed on the strength of their live performance. One browse through their YouTube channel should demonstrate why. If there’s a three-piece from Oxforshire demonstrating the insanity and chaos of Airborne then it’s Twisted State of Mind.
High-energy metal/hard rock, played with the enthusiasm you’d expect of youth – and an ability to communicate with an audience while belting out some very well written tunes. This is a band to watch out for.