Below you’ll find details of the upcoming US tour and proper album release (20 April).
Announce US May Tour Dates
Release “Sea Change” Video On AOL Music
New Album OUTBURSTS Out April 20th On Cooking Vinyl
Written, produced and (for the most part) performed entirely by the two of them, Outbursts is a collection of songs that returns to the essence of Turin Brakes, and not only echoes the quiet, edgy genius of their most celebrated work, but surpasses it.
Pop song writing doesn’t get much bigger than the apocalyptic musing of the opening track – and lead single, Sea Change, which begins with the line: “Six billion backs against the wall.” Borne aloft by a patchwork of nimble, twinkling acoustic guitar lines, the lyric avoids grand, windy rhetoric. Instead, it relentlessly counts down, like a ticking time-bomb, from the concerns of six billion people to those of just one individual – which are, of course, exactly the same. Paper Heart an achingly vulnerable, waltz-time lament with a haunting piano and string part, dissects a relationship in which one person has the power to “rearrange the sunsets” and play with their lover’s world as if it was a little stage set. Radio Silence, meanwhile, captures a sense of beautiful alienation redolent of ‘OK Computer’-era Radiohead. The moment of complete silence towards the end, followed by a sudden surge of sound and the majestic guitar line in the outro is breathtaking. At other times, it is the simple power of words and tunes that give the album its distinctive emotional flavour. On Rocket Song, Olly navigates a melody line that climbs ever upwards in a delightful spiral, while Never Stops, a soulful, life-affirming mantra, with a raw, bluesy feel, sums up the enduring spirit of Turin Brakes and their uniquely thoughtful brand of acoustic music.
May 9th – VANCOUVER, BC – TBA
May 10th – SEATTLE, WA – Crocodile Lounge
May 11th – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
May 13th – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Popscene
May 14th – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Echo
May 16th – DENVER, CO – Larimer Lounge
May 18th – CHICAGO, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 19th – DETROIT, MI – Pike Room
May 20th – TORONTO, ON – Mod Club
May 22nd – NEW YORK, NY – Joe’s Pub
May 23rd – ANNAPOLIS, MD – Rams Head
May 24th – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
May 25th – BOSTON, MA – TT The Bears