One of the finest indie bands of the last decade who have sold over a million records to date, Turin Brakes continue to produce powerful new music as their journey continues. Their seventh studio album Lost Property stormed into the UK Top 40 album charts on its release in January this year and the 3 singles they released from it were all playlisted on BBC Radio 2.
Formed in Balham, London in 1999 by childhood friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian (now joined by long their long term collaborators Rob Allum & Eddie Myer), Turin Brakes signed to French label Source in 2000 and released their Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album The Optimist in 2001, followed in 2003 by Ether Song (featuring the top 5 hit single Pain Killer (Summer Rain)). Jackinabox (2005), Dark on Fire (2007), Outbursts (2010) and We Were Here (2013) complete the album collection.
How many pundits frantically casting their runes back in 1999 for predictions for the new millennium would have foreseen that TURIN BRAKES would be releasing their seventh studio album in 2016? While many of the rest of the class of 2000 seem forever frozen into the faces in their yearbook pictures, Turin Brakes are still making their way through the century’s changing landscape and currently enjoying renewed acclaim and support from media and fans alike.
They played at a number of festivals in 2016 including Isle of Wight Festival, Cornbury and Camp Bestival and had a hugely successful Winter 2016 tour which included a sold out show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall. They will be playing a select number of shows in 2017 around writing and recording a new album.
“the whole album yields a little more magic with each play” ****Q