Downloads are soooo 2006! Streaming is the new saving free space on your hard disk! So how about some lovely live sessions, video interviews? Look no further. It’s all here…

Ether Site @ Youtube
Ether Site frequently puts Turin Brakes videos on YouTube. Check the Ether Site channel on Youtube here.


Turin Brakes acoustic and live in Nijmegen

Antiquiet session


Guess You Heard

We Were Here (Balcony TV)

Songs from the Shed


Turin Brakes FuoriLuogo Festival 2013


Olly Knights @ X-Posure on XFM
Olly talks about making a solo album. Listen here (12 minutes in). Featuring rare live performances of solo material with Olly’s wife Rachel on piano, which are sadly cut from this podcast 🙁 !


Radio Entropia Interview

Radio Reverb 2012
The guys were allowed to pick three tracks, one of which had to be their own. They brought Chim Chim Cher-ee, some nice guitar music by Thurston Moore and a track from the upcoming Henri Gaobi project they’ve been working on for the past years. The whole affair ended with an airing of Rescue Squad. The interview is touches on quite a lot of different topics. The guys talk about some of the usual subjects, but also about being recognised in public areas you don’t want to be recognised, and Olly’s career in porn (yes). So worth a listen, I’d say.


Full The Optimist Live Gig in Brighton Church (RECOMMENDED!)


Ether Site Interview
First part of an exclusive interview with the band on The Optimist Tour for Ether Site.

listen part 1
listen part 2

O2 Backstage


Absolute Radio session
Turin Brakes join Absolute Radio for a session featuring The Beatles’ Norwegian WoodPainkiller and Never Stops.




STV Interview
Olly and Gale are interviewed by They talk about weird places to play gigs, the festival and other things. Flash required.

BBC Scotland Hydro Connect Session
Olly, Gale and Rob play acoustic versions of Underdog, Dark On Fire and Wicked Game in a BBC Scotland bus at the Hydro Connect Festival in 2008. RECOMMENDED! (UK ONLY)


BBC Scotland Tom Morton Session: Love Is All You Deserve
Two song acoustic session, this is part 2 (Love Is All You Deserve). Cannot be watched outside the UK. Also check out Timewaster elsewhere on this page.

BBC Scotland Tom Morton Session: Timewaster
Two song acoustic session, this is part 1 (Timewaster). Cannot be watched outside the UK. Also check out Love Is All You Deserve elsewhere on this page.

Channel 4: Transmission (Street Gig)
Turin Brakes’ feature on Channel 4’s Transmission. They walk around Brixton and play a street gig. Windows Media Player required.




Worldcafe session 
Interview and session for National Public Radio, American Radio that is. This session was done for World Cafe on the 21st of September 2005. Realplayer version also available here

KEXP Instudio Performance: 29/7/2005
Turin Brakes joined KEXP on their 2005 Summer US tour for a session and played several songs. Available in Realmedia and WMA.

7/25/05 MPR Session: The Current: Web Only
Session for MPR website: Long Distance, played on 25/7/05 on The Current, but it wasn’t broadcasted. Winamp (or a player that can play .pls-files) required. For Realplayer version check here.

7/25/05 MPR Session: The Current
Session for Minnesota Public Radio. Tracklist They Can’t Buy The Sunshine, Over and Over and Asleep With The Fireflies. Also available elsewhere in this section is Long Distance as web exclusive. Winamp (or player that can play .pls files) required. For Realplayer version check here.
Morning Becomes Eclectic: Thursday, August 4, 2005
Turin Brakes joined KCRW radio for the 4th time, playing music from Jackinabox. Tracklist: They Can’t Buy The Sunshine, Road To Nowhere, Over and Over, Interview, Asleep With The Fireflies, Breaking The Girl (Red Hot Chili Peppers cover), Long Distance and Forever. Realplayer required, also available as video.
listen OR watch

Mania TV Artist Of The Day (2)
Video interview recorded in September 2005, part 2. Flash Player required.

Mania TV Artist Of The Day
Video interview recorded in September 2005, part 1. Flash Player required.




KEXP Summer 2003 Session
This exclusive Live @ KEXP set features UK duo Turin Brakes performing gorgeous, memorable, contemporary folk-pop. Golden acoustic tones on slide and rhythm guitar blend with soft harmonica and warm, emotive vocal harmonies. Includes an extensive interview, 5 Miles High, Long Distance, Stone Thrown and The Door. Windows Media Player or Realplayer required.

Morning Becomes Eclectic: Friday, June 13, 2003
British folk pop duo, Turin Brakes, perform songs from their sophomore release, Ether Songs, on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Including Blue Hour, 5 Mile, Stone Thrown, Painkiller, Feeling Oblivion, Slack and Angel Of The Morning. Realplayer required.
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George’s Home Movies
Some Turin Brakes videos made by official forum member bad man.


Morning Becomes Eclectic: Tuesday, June 4, 2002
Turin Brakes return to the KCRW studios for a sesion. Including the only session perfomance of Full of Stars. Realplayer required.listen


Morning Becomes Eclectic: Wednesday, May 9, 2001
London-based duo Turin Brakes make their U.S. radio debut, performing on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Including Once Around, The Door, Underdog (Save Me) and many other classics from The Optimist LP. Realplayer required





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