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Jump Start Band

June 22, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws

[VIDEO] Watch the ‘Jump Start’ Video

Acoustic Magazine just premiered the new Jump Start video. It’s a performance video with an animated twist to it, made once again by Munk Studios.

Taken from the critically acclaimed Lost Property, ‘Jump Start’ is billed as being ‘wistfully uplifting’, we can’t wait to hear Gale Paridjanian, Olly Knights and the boys rock Olympia London with their latest hit.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Live With Turin Brakes

June 17, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws

Turin Brakes on ITV weekend tomorrow (+ Press Round-Up)

Turin Brakes will perform on ITV weekend tomorrow morning. The chat show is hosted by Aled Jones and also features actor Warwick Davis and TV presenter Adam Henson. Turin Brakes will perform live in the studio, presumably new single Jump Start. This is Turin Brakes second foray in weekend daytime television land this year, having performed on Sunday Brunch earlier.

If you cannot wait till tomorrow morning, check out Turin Brakes on Live With Turin Brakes for Vintage TV. TB perform 96, Keep Me Around, Jump Start in part 1, the second part has Save You, Black Rabbit and Underdog (Save Me). Nice!

Also keep an eye on Sky Arts if that is in your fancy tv subscription thing. Because they’re broadcasting highlights of the Isle of Wight festival on Saturday and Sunday night from 10 PM. Turin Brakes should be featured. Speaking of which, here’s an interview and video from the Isle of Wight, courtesy of Absolute Radio:

Also, Turin Brakes joke about clashing with Adele at Glastonbury here. Guess who they think people should come see? Hint: it is not Adele.

Finally, for this round-up. Here’s a live session of Jump Start and Painkiller for BBC London, about two hours and eight minutes in.




June 17, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws

Jump Start playlisted on BBC Radio 2

The third single from Lost PropertyJump Start, has been playlisted on BBC Radio 2 on the C-list. This means it will be played frequently during the next week. Hurrah! The single itself is destined for a release on 8 July (whatever a release means these days), which means we’ll see the appear video sometime in the next two weeks, possibly on that very date.

Jump Start is the third song from Lost Property to get playlisted on BBC Radio 2. As previously reported, the single version features some extra guitar parts in the verses, which make it sound even nicer than it does on the album.

Turin Brakes make it 3 in a row with the new single 'Jump Start', new to the BBC Radio2 playlist this week. 😀

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Effenaar gig

June 17, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws

Turin Brakes add Eindhoven show to October EU dates

Turin Brakes have added a show at the Effenaar in Eindhoven on 15 October. This date follows Homegrown Festival show in Bury on 13 October, the Amsterdam show on the 14th and precedes the first Paris show in over ten years on the 16th of October.

The show is presented by the very well-respected Naked Song festival (which is held later this month), where well-known songwriters come to play often intimate solo performances. This year’s line-up features Damien Jurado, Sun Kil Moon and Max Jury, the songwriter on the rise who has worked with Turin Brakes on yet-to-be-released material.

Anyway, tickets (15 euros + things) and details (starts at 20:00 hours) here. Turin Brakes last played the Effenaar in 2010. That was awesome. This should be too!


June 11, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws

New song by Gonzalla recorded by Turin Brakes

Also, listen to this track by an American artist called Gonzalla, his latest single We Still Run’ was recorded by Turin Brakes according to his tweet:

He says at Huffington Post:

“I wrote ‘We Still Run’ about a year ago in England on my $4 Farfisa organ in my previous apartment. It was quite a simple song really, It came together quite naturally because I wrote it with such a distinct message to tell. To me the lyrics are some of the most meaningful I’ve ever written. One of my good friends was going through a hard time and was in and out of the hospital quite a lot which conflicted her happiness as you can imagine. I wanted to help her through it and show her it’s not over till It’s over in a way. It’s one I’m very proud of and I hope it can help other people through hard times as well. It was great fun recording it as well, I was lucky enough to record it with Turin Brakes who are fantastic. It’s been one of my best songwriting & recording experiences so far.”

Nice words eh? Nice words…

This is the song, have a listen then!

Isle of Wight Festival

June 11, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws

Isle Of Wight Festival coverage from 8PM

If you’re not watching the England game tonight from 8PM, tune into Absolute Radio for coverage from Turin Brakes live from the main stage of Isle of Wight Festival 2016. Their set this afternoon was apparently a great success (although slightly earlier than previously announced due to a David Bowie tribute). I’ll try to record it, but no guarantees (Internet is pretty on/off for me today ;)).


June 7, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws

‘Jump Start’ playlisted on Virgin Radio – hear single version

Next single Jump Start has been added to the evening playlist of Virgin Radio. The honour of first play though, goes to Radio X, where John Kennedy the single version on X-Posure. You can listen to the single version here (2 hours, 38 minutes in), which features some additional guitaring in the verses that sounds pretty cool. Also the song has this cover:


The official video for Jump Start should be arriving some day soon. Let’s wait and see :).


May 31, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws

New Tom Speight single ‘Falling’ featuring Olly

While Olly is probably not the most prominent extra vocalist on this track, that would be Scottish lady Rachel Sermanni, Olly can definitely be heard on backing vocals at times (“falling hard”, at 2 minutes 30 seconds for example). It’s one of the many collaborations with the guys, and a bit more uptempo than his previous work. The single follows his previous Little Love EP, which also featured TB on vocals on three tracks. New EP Falling is set to emerge over summer, according to the people of Clash Music: “and it represents another forward step from the rising artist.”

Tom also supported Turin Brakes on their UK tour in February and March, and played it a headline gig in April that featured Olly and Gale doing guest vocals on Little Love. 

Follow him on the Facebook hereLittle Love EP is streamable and downloadable in all proper digital stores.




May 24, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws

Press Round-Up EU tour and after

So Turin Brakes are heading to their first Summer festival of 2016 (not counting the winter-ish Celtic Connections), Bearded Theory, this Friday.  Turin Brakes headline The Woodland Stage, check out the full line-up here. Then on Saturday, Turin Brakes play a sold-out show at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. Support comes from Deadwall. Then it’s off to River Cottage in Axminister, which also appears to be sold-out. Then finally, it’s on to the second festival, the Hay Festival on Monday night in Hay-On-Wye, Wales. Tickets for this are only 10 quid and still available! After that, the festival season well and truly kicks off this June with Isle of Wight and Glastonbury. Can’t wait to see the buzz for those shows. In the meantime, here’s a nice press round-up for you guys from the last weeks (months, really)…

Bayern 2

Here’s an MP3 interview from German radio (Bayern 2), with this great picture. Some German translations in between teh questions, but a good listen with a lot of business talk. We Were Here was an important record, a water-shed moment: “it was when we decided: ‘yes we’re gonna carry on’…”:

SWR session

A really great live session version of Underdog (Save Me) and Keep Me Around.  Underdog is especially awesome. I can’t stretch this enough.

Listen here >>

DIME Masterclass

Olly Knights talks in a masterclass interview about writing music. He calls himself the Woody Allen of music writing. 😉

Absolute Music Chat

Interview with Olly and Rob (separately for some reason, it must have been a bad day ;)) for Absolute Music Chat about all kinds of stuff. Including what show he’d like his music to be on… “Better Call Saul, so much flavour.”

43 minutes from Musik & Frieden

Someone filmed almost 45 minutes of the April Berlin show. Yea. I know. It’s pretty good quality too!

Little Love, Tom Speight + Turin Brakes

In April, Tom Speight (who supported on the UK tour earlier this year and co-wrote 3 songs on Lost Property) played a gig in London where Olly and Gale joined on Little Love (a song they wrote together) . Pretty sweet:

Sounds Familiar: Rob Allum Interview

And last but not least but most recently: Ether Site friend Nicola interviewed Rob Allum extensively. It’s a great read and includes interesting comments like Jump Start probably being the next single and plans for 2017:

2017 could well be an Australian tour, a possible US trip, summer festivals and a bunch of one-offs or little clusters of shows around Europe and the UK. Hoping to get to Ireland if possible too. So, we are gonna be busy enough as we move towards maybe not leaving it too long before the next album… to be continued…

Interesting… 😉 Very interesting….

Turin Brakes on Vintage TV Wednesday night (trailer)

May 24, 2016 by Stefan Meeuws | 0 comments

30 minutes of live music tomorrow night (25 May) at 10.30 pm on Vintage TV. New! Stepping on the gas with a live performance to stop you in your tracks is Balham-based four piece Turin Brakes. These purveyors of folk and indie rock are not to be missed.