I loved the Optimist album from the moment I heard it! My twins were nearly 2 at the time and they grew up with Turin Brakes. They would sing along to Emergency 72 which was really cute. Singing Future Boy at nursery took some explaining though! We all saw them at the Moseley Festival last year and said hi afterwards (apparently I was embarrassing) – true. Lovely guys fab music!! Come back to Brum soon.
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