Jo D'arc (Bass guitar and vocals), Nicky D'arc (Drums and vocals)
Jo and Nicky D'arc make up The Twistettes with their dirty, twisted bass sound, a hit of swinging flare and thumping driving drums. They are DIY, punk, riot grrrl, real-deal indie with a touch of psychobilly.
The Twistettes have a strong DIY ethos which has lead to connecting with other like minds and becoming involved in a variety of eclectic and exciting gigs in clubs, fields, warehouses, pubs, flats and gar-dens across the country. This includes a sold out show at the Glasgow Barrowland as part of DIY collective ‘Yellow Movement’.
The band have performed at a number of festivals including Eden, Kelburn Garden Party, Loch Lomond Boat Party, Doune the Rabbit Hole and Audio Soup. They have also supported Alabama 3, Frightened Rabbit, Radical Dance Faction and The Coathangers.
Debut album, ‘Jilt the Jive’ was released on the 23rd April 2016 with a sold out launch night and a number of positive reviews. The band have big plans for 2017 including a UK tour, a variety of festival dates and an EP release.
‘’This, The Twistettes debut album, has been creating quite the stir. The Twistettes are duo of sisters who have utilized the simplest but most effective of concepts and made something quite wonderful in the process. The D’Arc sisters, Jo and Nicky have used a battered drum kit, their vocals and a fuzzed out bass to craft Jilt The Jive and its beauty is in its graceful simplicity and clarity. A sold-out launch night and some high-profile support slots have seen the band raise their profile and it’s entirely deserved.’’
Louder than War 8/10
The Twistettes are mid way through a UK tour which looks like this:
23rd March - Sound, Liverpool
24th March - Fuel, Manchester
25th March - The Fulford Arms, York
8th April - Conroy’s Basement Bar, Dundee
14th April– Bar Loco, Newcastle
28th April - Upstairs @ O’Neils, Aberdeen
29th April - Banshee’s Labyrinth, Edinburgh
30th April - The Green Door Store, Brighton
5th May – McChuills, Glasgow
20th May - Punky Reggae Bloc Party Festival, Isle of Arran (Jo D'arc DJ set)
27th May – Knockengorroch Festival, Dumfries
1st July - Kelburn Garden Party Festival, Largs (acoustic set)
16th July - Beatherder Festival, Lancashire
22nd July - Audio Soup Festival, East Lothian
19th August - Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival, Stirling (acoustic set)
26th August - Solfest, Cumbria (Jo D'arc DJ set)
1st September - Lindisfarne Festival, Northumberland
2nd Sept – Loud Women Fest, DIY Space for London, London
'Jilt the Jive' release 2016