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September 30, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Tom Speight releases new song ‘Running Out After You’

Tom Speight has released a new song called Running Out After You, ahead of his new Love EP to be released on 28 October. The new song has Gale playing guitar. That makes the Love EP the third EP this year to feature members of Turin Brakes, after Little Love in January and Falling in July. Listen to the song below and then find him on Facebook or at tomspeightmusic.com.

Tom is on tour in the UK this October and November, with Turin Brakes as confirmed guests for his London gig on 20 October. Tickets are still available.

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September 29, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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‘Save You’ used on ABC Show ‘Designated Survivor’

Turin Brakes’ song Save You was used on the second episode of the new ABC show Designated Survivor. The show, starring 24‘s Kiefer Sutherland, is  about the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who becomes the President of the U.S.A. when the rest of the cabinet is killed in an explosion.

So there should be plenty of dramatic scenes in there and Save You is an excellent choice as a soundtrack for it. Apparently the song closes out the episode. Save You was already riding up the Shazam charts in the States this morning as a result.

Listen to the Lost Property album including Save You here.

Netflix has picked up international broadcasting rights, so the episode should be available worldwide next Wednesday. The show has received pretty good reviews so far.

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September 21, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Happy Birthday Eddie!

If our information is correct, today is the birthday of Eddie Myer, Turin Brakes Bass Man ExtraOrdinairrrr! Read the interview we did with him a few years back here and please listen to his magic tonight. Perhaps a song like Dark on Fire, or anything of the recent two Turin Brakes. Myself, I’m playing a copy of his latest jazz record.

Happy birthday!

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September 6, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Turin Brakes collaboration on new Melanie C album ‘Version of Me’

A new song written by Olly and Gale with Melanie C will be released on the former Spice Girl’s new album Version of Me. The song is called Something for the Fire and will be released on 14 October alongside 10 other new songs. Melanie C appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show Chris Evans to talk about the album and mentions recording the album from studios in LA to a “shed” in London:

To be honest with you, to call it a shed is not really fair. It’s a little writing room, like recording studio at the end of one of the guys of Turin Brakes’ garden. So it’s a little more refined than having a few rakes and a lawn mower in.

You know what, it was a beautiful day. The track we wrote together is called Something For The Fire and we actually sat outside in the sunshine writing that song which is quite unique.

Listen to her talking about it here and to a bit of the first single Anymore. Melanie will be on the Chris Evans show in October to perform live. Pre-order here.

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August 31, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Turin Brakes return to Switzerland for acoustic set

Turin Brakes are heading back to countries they’ve not visited in a long long time with this Lost Property tour. With a date on 16 October in Paris, Turin Brakes are now also confirmed for their first appearance in Switzerland in a long, long time. On 27-29 October, Zermatt Unplugged takes place in Kaufleuten Zürich, and Turin Brakes are confirmed for Saturday the 29th at the Festsaal (the party room).  If our records are correct, Turin Brakes last played Switzerland in 2003 (the Montreux Jazz Festival) and Zürich waaaaaaayyyyy back in 2001, so this is long overdue!

Tickets are on sale here and cost 40 CHF. The band play an acoustic set of awesomeness from 19.30 hours to 20.30 hours, it is believed. Apparently the ticket gives unlimited access to the festival zone, with additional gigs in several stages around the venue, and access to the afterparty with ‘DJs’ in the venue. Other acts playing the three day event include the wonderful Lianne La Havas, Chris De Burgh, Emiliana Torrini and many others.

It’s unclear whether there’ll be any more EU dates besides the ones already announced.

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August 24, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Turin Brakes return to Dublin in January

It’s been a while, but Turin Brakes are headed for Irish shores come January 2017 (man, that sounds ages away!). The Button Factory in Dublin will be the venue, 25 January 2016 will be the date. The show is part of Tradfest 2017. Tickets are on sale now and cost EUR 19,99. Turin Brakes last visited Ireland in May 2014, so it’s good to see them flying out therewith a new set of songs (from Lost Property).

As of right now, this is the only show that has popped up online, but we’ll let you know if any more dates are added.

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August 24, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Turin Brakes set for Australia return at Bluesfest 2017

Looks like Turin Brakes are heading back to Australian shores in April 2017. They are included in the first announcement for Bluesfest 2017, alongside artists Patti Smith, The Lumineers and Andrew Bird. The band will play on Sunday 16 April (although this could change at any point so please check before investing in tickets).

Tickets for the festival in Byron Bay are now on sale. They’re selling 5-day passes, 3-day-passes and 1-day-passes on their website. Presumably, there’ll be more TB shows down-under, which we’ll post as soon as we find out about them :).

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August 11, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Summer Festival Press Round-Up

So the Turin Brakes bus keeps calling at all these festivals in the past few months, including Splendour, Belladrum, Glastonbury and many others. The band take a deserved festival break until 3 September (Together The People) and 3 other festival later that month. After that, it won’t be long until the tour bus calls at many cities during Autumn and early December, so this Lost Property era keeps on trucking on for the foreseeable future. And that’s obviously a good thing.

Here’s some press that popped up in the past few weeks. If you have anything to add (photos, videos, reviews or reports) from the recent shows, send them to Ether Site and we’ll put them online!

  • Splendour Interview with Rob Allum here for Nottingham Post.
  • Essential Turin Brakes top 10 by Nicola here for Toppermost.
  • Jump Start at Bristol Zoo (clip).
  • Talking To Surrey Interview with Rob Allum here (The Guide 2 Surrey).
  • Cool ‘Noise Reel’-interview with Eddie Myer embedded below (from 4.30 minutes – he talks about the videos and his history with the band as well).
  • Photos by Michael Buttersworth here.
  • Turin Brakes photos on Instagram, follow TB here.
  • Listen again to Turin Brakes at Glastonbury 2003 here.

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July 10, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Listen again: Turin Brakes special on BFBS Radio

Turin Brakes join Amy Casey on BFBS Radio for an hour’s worth of interview and session and it’s excellent. The guys talk in detail about their career – especially Optimist and Ether Song era, the music they listened to growing up, their manager, 9/11 and their cancelled US tour and much much more. I was actually disappointed when they skipped from Ether Song to Lost Property in the interview, because I wanted to hear about the rest of it in detail as well!

Also, the guys play a lovely acoustic session that sounds really old-school for some reason. It includes tunes like Mind Over Money, Painkiller, Keep Me Around and Jump Start. It’s good people.

Go to this page and click on the player with “Weekend Breakfast Saturday – Part 4” below it. Flash player is required.