As the closure of art spaces and music venues sweeps across the UK’s towns and small cities, there's one band rising up to defend what remains of Newcastle Upon Tyne’s creative rooms. Synth-pop trio Twist Helix (Bea Garcia Cisneros, Michael Humble, James Walker) enter the veins of their city through a musical performance and by acting the part of urban developers in the music video for ‘Pulse’. Speaking on the track and video the North-East band say: “The video sees the band donning the garb of urban developers (suggesting an irony in the unintended participatory role played by artists in the process of gentrification), planning the redevelopment of a number of arts spaces in Newcastle's Ouseburn Valley.” It's backed by foreboding ‘80s synths sounding fresh from a soundtrack dystopian sci-fi movie soundtrack. From there we’re led by instinctive drums, fiery guitar and a muezzin-like vocal, which turns powerfully authoritative. A mighty ending to Twist Helix’s track - part hope and part despair. - HT