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March 20, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws

#ALBUM7: A tiny glimpse of a new song being recorded

I’m not sure whether I’m gonna be able to live with these little vines appearing. On the one hand they’re AWESOME. They are glimpses of the future, of work in progress. On the other hand they’re frustratingly short and I NEED MORE. So, anyway. Watch at your own risk ;). Don’t forget to turn on the sound.

Yes. I need more.

Rockfield Studios

March 19, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws

Turin Brakes return to Rockfield to record new album

This vine video has revealed Turin Brakes have begun recording their new, 7th studio album. Just like with the last album, We Were Here, it’s being recorded over two weeks in Rockfield studios in Wales.

Not much is known besides above mini video yet. But we’ll be closely eyeing all social channels to see if glimpses of the next album recordings may surface, like they did two years ago. It’ll probably be a while before we hear new songs though, so perhaps we could listen to this live video again in the meantime?

Video: Turin Brakes play for Dermot O’Leary (Comic Relief)

March 14, 2015 by Stefan Meeuws | 0 comments

Check out Turin Brakes playing three songs for Dermot O’Leary’s 24 hours dance marathon for Comic Relief. The band turned up in the middle of the night to help Dermot dance to the tunes of The Sea Change, Underdog (Save Meand Painkiller. Check them out above!

Thanks to David for sending the video (and for anyone who offered to record it!) It’s much appreciated for all of us outside of the UK :).

March 12, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws

Turin Brakes on BBC Red Nose Day

Turin Brakes will be helping Dermot O’Leary tonight by playing some live tunes for him (and you) during his marathon 24 hour dance for charity! The band are playing live at around 2am. You can come and watch the band (and Dermot) live at Broadcasting House or on the RED BUTTON on digital TV (UK) or here. The band say:

Should be a blast… we’re only doing a short set but there are other surprises and things going on

Dermot O’Leary is not a dancer. At 7.20pm today he starts dancing for Red Nose Day. 24 hours later he will stop. The man needs your support. Sponsor him now.

If anyone has any chance to record is, then please do! And share :). I will be fast asleep (it will be 3am here in The Netherlands, after all, and that’s way past my bedtime on a week day ;)).


Fat Mavis

February 28, 2015
by Stefan Meeuws

Interview with Fat Mavis about ‘International’ remix

After last year’s remix competition for International, Fat Mavis felt that his remix could sound even better than it does. This year, he re-releases his remix as a free download. Ether Site asked him some questions about his remix, which sounds like a funked up version with some political connotations. Here are his answers, where he reveals his influences and how he re-released his remix this year.

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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):

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