Friday, 26 January 2018

Spotlight: Turin Brakes

London 4-piece, Turin Brakes, are back with their eighth studio album, 'Invisible Storm'; being released through Cooking Vinyl on January 26th (2018). After seven albums and a million records sold worldwide, Olly Knights, Gale Paridjanian, Rob Allum and Eddie Myer have had quite a career so far. You may recognise them for their UK top five hit, 'Painkiller'? Turin Brakes also head out on a UK tour in March, so be sure to catch them at a venue near you... 

'Invisible Storm' Album Review:
'Invisible Storm' is a well rounded great album. One thing Turin Brakes have always done, is stay true to their sound, and this release is no exception. The album opens with a galactic intro on 'Would You Be Mine', a cocktail of shimmering synths, golden vocals and their trademark steady guitar, bass and drum combo. 'Wait' follows as a more acoustic track, still just as catchy and upbeat as the previous. A song that sums up the album would be 'Always', it's folky, upbeat and has synths running throughout - a running theme through the core of the 11 tracks. 'Deep Sea Diver' is a highlight for me, a wonderful country song, comprised beautiful guitar and warm vocals. As the album goes on, there are a few more slower folk/country songs and a couple of upbeat songs reminiscent of the 90s. Closing with 'Don't Know Much', the latest single, accompanied by a trippy video that brings the song to life. This album has a nostalgic feel to it and I'm a big fan of what Turin Brakes have created. 

See Turin Brakes Live:
8th March: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
9th March: Leadmill, Sheffield
10th March: O2 ABC, Glasgow
11th March: Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
14th March: St Georges, Bristol
15th March: Palladium, London
16th March: Town Hall, Birmingham
17th March: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
21st March: Cathedral, Manchester
22nd March: The Stables, Milton Keyes
23rd March: Trashed, Cardiff
24th March: O2 Academy, Oxford
28th March: City Varieties, Leeds
29th March: Phoenix, Exeter
30th March: Concorde 2, Brighton
31st March: Wedgwood Rooms, Portsmouth

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