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Video: Watch Turin Brakes new song ‘Jumpstart’ in Leeds

February 14, 2015 by Stefan Meeuws | 0 comments

Turin Brakes played a new song last night in Leeds. Michael Jenkinson was at the gig and managed to record most of it. Reporting from the gig he said: “As per usual the boys were superb. Ollie’s voice was just perfect, Gale’s guitar work was red hot! Eddie was wild! Rob was an animal! Wish I was going again tonight.”

So here it is, Turin Brakes new song’ Jumpstart … Enjoy! Sounds like a classic out of the box! Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us Michael :).



February 4, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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[Etherish] No real ‘Goodbye’, then

While Turin Brakes called there last album We Were Here and ended it with the bittersweet song Goodbye , it looks like Turin Brakes are gearing up their preparations for a brand-new studio album. This means that months of speculation are set to begin here on Ether Site, especially since there won’t be much else to talk about – apart from some dates mid-February in Leeds and Hebden Bridge, the touring schedule is suspiciously empty. In a very informal and speculative way, here’s what has surfaced as of today…

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International App

February 2, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws

‘International’ songwriting session now available as a Mac app

The previously released songwriting course with our favourite band is now available in the Mac App Store as an app. Before the release, the only way you could watch the 25 videos in which the band create International at a showcase at SXSW, was by subscribing to AskVideo and paying $25 per month (or $199 per year). The app is much cheaper than that and only costs 7,99 GBP (and presumably something similar in your own currency, in euros it 9,99!). It includes all the videos, from writing the song to mixing in ProTools.

The course is getting good reviews on the site:

Okay, I was wrong. This was the best of the series. The band was AMAZING!!! The song they came up with was incredible. Last but definitely not least, the engineer outdid himself and I am very very grateful for his diligence. He took his time to show his mixes and mastering in both ProTools and Logic. He did this methodically and side by side. This is definitely a video that I will keep as a reference when I get back to getting a better grasp on Logic Pro X. I think this series should be in the category of recording and production, because the detail and the time this gentleman places into his work should be studied by more than just songwriters. Overall, they deserve the 5 out of 5 stars for this video.


Stupendous! Outstanding!! Awesome!!! and some of the rolling credits were cool too… Love this song, Kudos to all ; r ) now I can’t get it out of my head, Yay


Soooo, good news in what has been a quiet start of 2015. I haven’t checked it out yet, but when I do I’ll report back here. If you fancy buying it: here’s a link. Apple OS X only!



January 9, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws

Hudson Taylor release debut album ‘Singing for Strangers’

Irish sfs-tracklistfolkpopduo Hudson Taylor are releasing their debut album in Ireland on 16 January and UK / International on 23 March. Pre-ordering Singing for Strangers on iTunes means you get several tracks instantly on your computer device, including Just A Thought - the opening track from the album co-written by Turin Brakes. How awesome is that? You can also preview 90 seconds of said song in iTunes.

The full tracklisting of the album runs as follows, I don’t know whether there are any more collaborations on there… If I find out, I’ll let you know.

As you can see, there are many bonustracks on there, that also appear on the cd version that is listed on Amazon.

Check below for the only live version of the song with Turin Brakes (recorded in London last May by yours truly):


January 3, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws

[Etherish] This is what Turin Brakes should do on their next album

Back in October 2014, during the Dutch tour dates, someone asked me ‘What should Turin Brakes do on the next album?’ It might have been the beer, it might have been the awesome three gigs I just witnessed, it might have been the lack of sleep, but I didn’t have an answer ready. And I always have an answer ready when it comes to Turin Brakes. And to be honest and serious: I don’t really know what Turin Brakes should do next apart from making honest, great music. So I decided to ask YOU…

In the Ether Site Song of the Year survey this year, there was a question about the next album. Turin Brakes appear to be heading to the studio this year and we might even be listening to a follow-up to We Were Here next time we’re sipping champagne and wondering whether we’ve eaten too much food this December… So here’s a selection of things you answered. Some are serious, some are just encouraging, some are weird (and x-rated, so hide your children!) but they’re definitely nice to read and a good start to 2015’s long wait till Album 7. I’ve not added the names of the people who sent them in case they didn’t want to be named on the Internet… So without further ado… Here we go…

This is for you guys!

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January 2, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws

Happy 2015! These are the Songs of the Year

Happy 2015 everyone! I hope you are ready for a brand-new awesome year full of interesting things and events and stories and memories… I know I am!

Thank you everyone for voting in the annual Song of the Year competition. Below I will reveal the results of all your votes. And check back tomorrow for a list of things Turin Brakes should do on the new album according to the voters. For now, check out these videos featuring the top 10 most popular Turin Brakes songs right now…

And the winner is:

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Echo TB

December 25, 2014
by Stefan Meeuws

Merry Christmas everyone

So, another year done… Merry Christmas everyone! For those of you that haven’t heard it, click below to listen to Turin Brakes’ rendition of White Christmas.

If you have a minute or two in between all celebrations, click here to send in your Top Turin Brakes songs for the year.

May your days be merry and bright…


December 14, 2014
by Stefan Meeuws

Turin Brakes appear at The Christmas Party next Friday

If you read the feature on Kevin Pearce from last week, you might already know this, but Turin Brakes are set to appear at The Christmas Party at The Islington next Friday, organized by none other than TB drummer/manager/awesome dude Rob Allum.

The legendary charity CHRISTMAS PARTY is back after a 5 year hiatus. With the usual ridiculous live music, a host of special guests and a setlist of classics… it’s one heck of a convivial night out for all our friends, old and new. This year the party is happening at The Islington, an atmospheric venue in a splendidly central location, with a late bar.

The party will feature lots of musical performances (including Kevin Pearce), so it’s gonna be a good night, and most importantly it’s for charity:

General public and all friends are positively encouraged to come along and all profits go to Rape Crisis London.

We really hope you can come to the party – but if you can’t make it, but want to support Rape Crisis London, please do so by making a donation.

Tickets are available from here and cost 10 GBP. No matter how long they’ll be playing this is the last TB performance of the year and the first London gig since May this year. Also: the band won’t be gigging again till well into the new year (there’s two dates in February), so if you have a chance and want to give some money to charity while you’re at it: please go! I wish I could make it!

International (cover art)

December 7, 2014
by Stefan Meeuws
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VOTE NOW! Song of the Year 2014

It’s the end of the year and so it’s time to pick the most awesome Turin Brakes song of the year. What song is currently most liked in the Turin Brakes community? There’s only ONE way to decide! The 10th edition of Song of the Year (2014) competition is live NOW. YAY!

The form below allows you to pick your favourite songs and asks you some other things about Turin Brakes. In the top 6 field, please fill in your favourite original Turin Brakes songs, (covers don’t count). Write down your favourite cover in the separate field for it. There’s some other questions as well, but they’re optional… Also if you have forgotten the title to a certain song and can’t be bothered to look it up just tell me “the one that goes like ‘the minute I turned my back it was gone'” and I’ll know which one it is (that is the unreleased Be Home Soon btw, one of two new songs premiered this year along with International).

You can always send me an e-mail at ethersite@gmail.com or leave a comment below if you have any questions! Also, if the form doesn’t work for you, send your answers that way as well. :)

By the way: here are last year’s results.

CLOSING DATE: 31st DECEMBER 2014 (midnight)


Happy voting! :D

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