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August 8, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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Dorset Echo feature: “This time we’re going to be bringing the kids.”

Ok. I’m not sure why I chose that headline, because there’s lots more interesting news pieces in the Dorset Echo interview published last Friday ahead of TB’s performance at Lyme Folk. But it made me laugh to imagine Olly said this in a “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”-voice.

Anyway, more on-topic: the band are looking forward to returning to the Lyme Folk Festival – and making a family outing out of it :). Five more interesting things we learnt in the article:

  • Olly (and Gale?) have written with Mel C! She’s currently in studio recording something new, so who knows what might happen with that?
  • New album is coming out “early next year”. They will play some new songs although the Lyme Folk set will be ‘greatest hits’ as well. Cameras at the ready, folks!
  • Quote: “It would be a thrill to pop back up on the radar to a wider audience, even for five minutes, I’m not going to lie.”
  • “The last few years have been really good. The band members have galvanised together and it’s a very well oiled machine. The processes have been refined and there’s better understanding. We Were Here, our sixth album, was the first album we made as a refreshed band and this next album is the next stage, it’s a progression. It’s a little bit less retro.”
  • Olly wants to do film scores but for now TB is keeping him busy (which is also the reason he’s not working on a new album): “Making films was my first love and it has always affected me as a songwriter. It’s something I would love to get back into.”

Read the whole thing here.

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July 13, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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Win a Signed Ibanez guitar at Lyme Folk Festival

imgID31580372.jpg-pwrt3 Wanna win this guitar, signed by 12 acts performing at Lyme Folk Festival next month? All you have to do is buy a raffle ticket at this year’s Lyme Folk Festival.

The guitar has been autographed by this year’s headliners Turin Brakes, along with Kathryn Roberts, Sean Lakeman, Jim Causley and many more. Raffle tickets will be available to buy during the festival, with the final draw being made on the Sunday evening at the Marine Theatre. Olly’s signature is clearly visible in the middle.

Festival publicist Julie Sheppard, said to The Dorset Echo: “This is a really unique prize. “It’s an absolutely beautiful guitar in its own right – but signed by such established artists, it’s something you’d want to treasure. Having personally collected all those signatures, I can guarantee there isn’t another guitar like it anywhere and I’m already envious of the lucky winner. The proceeds will make a welcome contribution towards staging next year’s festival.”

More details on the festival here.

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June 24, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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RecordRewindPlay interview: #TB7 features ‘straight for the jugular’ songs, 2016 release likely

In an exclusive interview with Nicola Tyzack of Record Rewind Play, Olly Knights has dished some previously unreleased details about the next Turin Brakes album. The interview is an excerpt from a larger interview with Olly on the new album, but the real juicy details are apparently held back for now, until the release has been announced. Apparently the band did more pre-recording work than ever before. Other topics include the return to Rockfield studios (the first time they’ve recorded two albums in a row in the same studio with the same co-producer), his hopes for the album and what the new material is like:

I’d say it’s more of a pastures new type of record, but with all the experience of what happens when we leave our comfort zone thrown in.  It’s unmistakably TB, but with some new twists and turns both sonically but also deep down in the routes of the songwriting.

Go and read the whole interview here. The intro to the interview seems to confirm the album is likely to be released in 2016 though. So yea. Counting down. COUNTING DOWN…

Lyme Folk 2015

June 11, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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Tickets for Lyme Folk Festival now on sale

Tickets for the Lyme Folk Festival weekend are now on sale. Also, details have been revealed for the rest of the line-up. Turin Brakes were the only band announced thus far. Other acts on the Friday are Wildwood Kin and Jonny Morgan. Doors open at 7pm.

All details are on the website at www.lymefolk.com, where you can buy tickets direct, call 01297 442138, or visit Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre, Church Street. Don’t miss out…

Lyme Folk 2015 bill

 

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June 11, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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Olly’s things featured on ’12 Items Or Less’

Olly has done a little post for ’12 Items Or Less’, a blog that explores how creative professionals work and the tools they use to expand productivity. They do this by sharing 12 (or less) items that help them be creative. Olly’s entry is over here.

And no. I can’t read those lyrics either. :(

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June 3, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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Turin Brakes play Liverpool in December, Chase Park Festival in August

Turin Brakes have announced two more dates for 2015, in addition to the previously announced Lyme Folk Fest.

  • 8 August 2015: Chase Park Festival, Gateshead – Tickets 6 GBP (family friendly)
  • 4 December 2015: The Kazimier, Liverpool – Tickets 22 GBP

Good news if you’re up for some Festival Fun this Summer, or like Liverpool in December ;).

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May 31, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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#10YearsJackInABox: Fans’ thoughts

This weekend, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ‘JackInABox’, the third Turin Brakes album. In three posts (album three, after all) we celebrate this glorious album. This third post contains fans’ comments on the album! Also check out the first post, which contains a very nice blog written by Nicola Tyzack and the second post, which has a special episode of The Ether’s On Air…

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May 30, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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#10YearsJackInABox [2]: The Ether’s On-Air Podcast

This weekend, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ‘JackInABox’, the third Turin Brakes album. In many ways it’s an important album, because in its own way, it set the stage for everything that came next. It’s bold, sunny, self-produced and carefully crafted. And whether this is your favourite Turin Brakes album of them all, or whether you haven’t listened to this in ages, it is worthy of your attention 10 years after its release. In three posts (album three, after all) we’ll convince you of this. The first post contains a very nice blog written by Nicola Tyzack and is also being published on Record Rewind Play. Part 2 is a special edition of The Ether’s On-Air Podcast full of rarities and unreleased music from this era. Part 3 will be all other fan contributions and some additional comments by myself. So stay tuned this weekend. It’s gonna be good.

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May 30, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws
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#10YearsJackInABox [1]: Red Moon and JackInABox

This weekend, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ‘JackInABox’, the third Turin Brakes album. In many ways it’s an important album, because in its own way, it set the stage for everything that came next. It’s bold, sunny, self-produced and carefully crafted. And whether this is your favourite Turin Brakes album of them all, or whether you haven’t listened to this in ages, it is worthy of your attention 10 years after its release. In three posts (album three, after all) we’ll convince you of this. This first post contains a very nice blog written by Nicola Tyzack and is also being published on Record Rewind Play. Part 2 will be a special edition of The Ether’s On-Air Podcast full of rarities and unreleased music from this era. Part 3 will be all other fan contributions and some additional comments by myself. So stay tuned this weekend. It’s gonna be good.

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