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May 4, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Turin Brakes confirmed for Glastonbury 2016 Avalon Stage

Turin Brakes are heading to Glasto! The Field of Avalon aims to provide folk and roots music with an arts focus, a festival within a festival – stages, a pub, a great range of delicious food outlets, fairground attractions, and a plethora of stalls selling books, vintage clothes, and circus paraphernalia. Turin Brakes will play the Avalon Stage on Saturday night at 9.55 pm alongside acts such as Corinne Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall and Seafret. Details here.

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This is the third time the band play Glasto after previous appearances in 2003 and 2010. There are many other festival appearances happening that aren’t sold out yet, including Camp Bestival, Isle of Wight and Together The People. Keep an eye on the tour dates section for the many appearances this year.

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May 2, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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[Podcast] The Ether’s On Air: Cologne and Amsterdam

13129267_1066606963395971_1681717546_nThis episode was recorded on the road, attending the gigs in Cologne and Amsterdam in April 2016. Features songs from these shows including 96, Keep Me Around, Lost Property, Future Boy, Jump Start, Last Chance, Save You and The Door. And some banter in between. Hope you like it! Let me know if you’d like to hear more. And if you want to listen to more songs from these shows, get in touch :). Check out earlier episodes here.

More written words about these shows coming in blog form later this week!

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May 1, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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‘Wonderful Life’ cover to be released on compilation CD

Turin Brakes cover of Wonderful Life by Black, recorded on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show, got an airing (22 minutes) earlier this week to celebrate the upcoming release of BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 80s, Vol. 2. Much like the Saturday Sessions CDs released by Dermot O’Leary, this compilation features lots of bands covering tracks in their own signature style. In this case, they’re all 80s songs and the bands covering them range from Guy Garvey to LeAnn Rimes. So yea, one can buy said compilation from Friday on Amazon and other outlets.

Or you can listen to the song below:

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April 26, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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LISTEN: Rosie Carney’s Antidote featuring Olly & Gale

Reports of Rosie Carney writing and working with Turin Brakes have been surfacing for a few years now, but it looks like we now have the first song surfacing where we can definitely be sure it’s by Rosie and Olly and Gale. Recorded live with the three of them, in fact.

Antidote‘ is a soft, gentle, bittersweet song that has

a) Olly counting to four in the beginning, and

b) features some very old-school TB slide guitar.

It has a similar vibe to some really old TB b-sides, like 9 to 5 and All Away.. A perfect antidote to a long day and night, I dare to say. Which is fitting since that’s the name of the song. More songs by Rosie can be found here.

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April 18, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Turin Brakes LA show on German radio tonight

UPDATE: This turned out to be a broadcast of The Optimist Live show at Koko in London. Which is also available on CD.

Turin Brakes performed at The Troubadour in LA in 2014. Now this show is being broadcasted in Germany tonight on MDR alongside a gig of Anne Clark from 8PM (German time, so yea, that’s like 7PM in the UK). Some German details here. You can listen live on the website.

I don’t think this gig has been broadcasted before, so I can’t wait to hear how it sounds!!

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April 15, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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[PREMIERE] Turin Brakes – Save You video

Finally! The moment we’ve all been waiting for, the new video for ‘Save You’. The radio edit has been C-listed on BBC Radio 2 for the past 2 weeks and will be for another week from tomorrow! And now, we can watch the epic video for it, made by the same studio as the Keep Me Around video. This one is a lot less colourful though, featuring scattered pieces of time and space, lots of Lost Properties and a Bomber plane with a pilot. What it all means? Repeated viewing required, over at The Shortlist, who write:

However, one extremely useful trick that Turin Brakes have had over the years is to pop up with an undeniable banger every so often. The amazing Underdog (Save Me) kickstarted their career, Pain Killer (Summer Rain) gave them a top 5 hit and now this track, Save You – an enormous, emotional string-laden ballad should push them out to wider consciousness once again. We’re delighted to be premiering the video – check it out above and wallow in its beauty.

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April 2, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Learn Italian with Turin Brakes (interview, it’s an interview)

There’s a great interview with Olly Knights on Slovenian radio (broadcast last Thursday) available for your listening pleasure. It’s 32 minute feature, where Olly gives a lot of interesting answers about their sound and the new Lost Property album. In between questions, the DJ translates Olly’s words for the listeners that don’t speak English very well to Italian. So that’s a way to improve your Italian if you like. Don’t get discouraged if you’re impatient though, there are some very interesting questions and answers in there. Olly picks Black Rabbit as a track and recalls the memories and influence of Watership Down from when he was much younger. Olly also mentions the meaning of Turin Brakes, and that most band names don’t even mean anything, referencing exotic sound of Turin compared to London and the wasteland type spaces (brake/brake waters) and combining those words to create a kind of abstract place where their music would fit.

The interview was recorded while on tour on the way to Cambridge. Despite the fact that the band have never played in Slovenia, it’s nice to a radio channel doing a deep dive into Lost Property and the band in 2016. The DJ seems like a big fan as well. Other songs in the interview are Save You and The Quiet Ones.

Listen here.

 

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March 30, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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‘Save You’ makes BBC Radio 2 playlist

Great news, after Keep Me Around now the second official single from Lost Property has made the BBC Radio 2 playlist. Save You has made the C-list of the UK radio channel, starting this Saturday. Congrats guys! Let’s watch this song get into public consciousness and all ;).

This hopefully means the Save You video is not far behind. And it would make sense for a single version to appear on streaming services like Apple Music / iTunes and Spotify. Maybe even THIS weekend? We’ll keep an eye on things. And I mean all the things. Meanwhile, check out the radio mix and an acoustic performance of the song below and the lyrics here.

And an acoustic live version:

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March 29, 2016
by Stefan Meeuws
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Watch & Listen: BBC Scotland The Quay Sessions

Recorded in January, Turin Brakes’ The Quay Sessions had a successful outing on BBC Radio Scotland. Therefore highlights of the session were broadcast on BBC Scotland last night. That means UK peeps can now view the show on BBC iPlayer.

There are also extended highlights available here.

Folks outside the UK can watch two YouTube videos here.