“Born and raised in Barry, Wales, twst (she/they) grew up working at their father’s chicken factory. At 14, they left home and formal education and relocated to a recording studio in the South Wales Valleys where they taught themselves music production and began immersing themselves in internet culture. Now based in London, twst writes and produces their own music, and directs their music videos, employing the help and guidance of revered writers, producers and creatives in their community, often befriended through the internet and discord communities.
twst’s 2020 debut EP TWST0001 introduced her as an online entity, with carefully crafted subversive songwriting, focused around post-internet subjects such as online relationships, surveillance, and female empowerment. The highly aesthetic and immersive visual debut saw remixes from Clams Casino, AmPm, Joy Anonymous and Hudson Mohawke. The project saw support from the likes of Jack Saunders, Clara Amfo, Annie Mac, Paper Magazine, The Guardian, and more.
In 2021 twst collaborated with Hudson Mohawke on dystopian anthem Chandeliers, Bullets and Guns, soundtracked 2021’s 02 Christmas advert with Sugared Up, their Hyperpop take on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Theme, addressing toxic masculinity in the music industry.