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Pre-order Gale’s solo album now // new Turin Brakes album mixed!

Gale’s excellent solo album is coming out on the 21st of January 2022 and pre-orders are up now! Also: a new Turin Brakes album has been mixed and will be coming out in 2022 as well…

While those of us lucky enough to attend The Optimist 20th Anniversary Tour were able to buy an advance CD copy of Gale’s debut solo album, the general public has yet to hear more than the first single There She Goes. The album is now available to pre-order as a cd or limited clear vinyl at various UK music stores, including Norman Records, Resident Music and others. The Turin Brakes official store sells it as well. Juno has some preview clips if you’re interested… I’ve ordered mine at Resident Music just to be sure. We’ll see!

The press blurb of the project is as follows:

HIFILOFI SCIFIWIFI is the debut solo album from Gale P, best known as the co -founder, guitarist and occasional singer of acoustic-indie stalwarts Turin Brakes.
Born in Tehran, based in Brixton, Gale Paridjanian was raised in the multicultural melting pot of South London in a family home full of musical instruments. He picked up a guitar at a young age and launched himself onto his musical arc.

A lockdown break from touring provided the space to explore fresh creative directions, inspirations and collaborations. Gale brought all these into his home studio to stitch together into a compelling set of personal songs; “I’d go around London looking for inspiration, bring it back to my garden shed and create freely, attempting to turn into sound what I’d seen that day – a painting, a fight, a story overheard. But sometimes I’m just trying to make music I want to hear, like a home-made Shazam playlist.”

Everything is tied together by Gales’ authentically lo-fi production, intimate vocals and sultry acoustic guitar, floating across dreamily trashy beats and subtle offbeat electronics. Lead single ‘Thunderclouds’ is one of two collaborations with BBC 6 Music regular Eliza Shaddad. It’s a tale of quiet evenings evolving into rowdy nights and ending up in full blown arguments. Eliza’s clear voice soars above a track that’s one part Bon Iver to two parts Velvet Underground. There’s fleet fingered guitar picking aplenty on ‘In The Rain’, and hushed campfire vibes to ‘Dark Clouds’, but this isn’t a folk album: ‘Zombie’ has the insistent push of 70s LA, ‘Need To Know’ drives like a Hall & Oates radio banger, and ‘There She Goes’ marries the cool of JJ Cale to the swagger of Britpop. Eliza Shaddad returns to duet with stunning effect on album standout ‘Offices’, with echoes of 90s slacker rock building to a shimmering climax.

HIFILOFI SCIFIWIFI blends together a mix of honest emotions and influences into a sound that’s genuinely homespun and heartfelt.

Meanwhile, Turin Brakes announced on the socials – including Instagram that they’ve finished mixing their new album at KONK studios, saying right before they finished the Acoustic Tour:

A twenty year round trip has led us back to KONK studio where we recorded The Optimist LP – as well as finishing mixing the NEW TB album with the amazing @yugyessam we will be doing acoustic shows this week , a few tickets left on See Tickets

While not much is known about the project yet, it’s a pretty safe bet to assume it was mostly recorded before and after lockdowns at the various home studios.

Next year will be busy for the band hopefully, with at least one new solo project and a new album later in the year. Before all that kicks off, however, stay tuned for some festive announcements in the next few days!

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