Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes

One of pop music’s most haggard clichés is about ‘difficult’ second albums. For Turin Brakes, they have reached difficult fourth album time. On ‘Dark On Fire’, Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian eschew much of the plaintive, folky,...

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Turin Brakes : Birmingham Academy

Turin Brakes : Birmingham Academy

In many ways, it's a wonder that these guys are still here at all. The unrelenting onslaught of follicly-enhanced lunk-rockers from Scandanavia, Detroit and New Zealand should have really left the corpse of Turin Brakes twitching under a pile of...

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Turin Brakes : Ether Song

Turin Brakes : Ether Song

Once it was all pallid complexions, bread 'n' butter space-folk and shuffling semi-apologetic folk gigs round 'ere. Now, if not quite AC/DC, 'Ether Song' finds the duo flushed with confidence boosted by an almighty dollop of deep-fried innovation....

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Turin Brakes : Pain Killer

Turin Brakes : Pain Killer

If culture minister Kim Howells was really doing his job he would be using the full might of the state to crush bands like this. Never mind gangsta rap, this stuff is the real menace to society. It brainwashes otherwise blameless youths into...

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Turin Brakes : Long Distance

Turin Brakes : Long Distance

As was clear on their brilliant dual harmony debut album, 'The Optimist', tunes by TB's Olly and Gale don't easily fit the silicon-sexy zone of singles charts. Much of their keening, acoustic-based songwriting dramatises an emotional desert-scape...

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Turin Brakes : Emergency 72

Turin Brakes : Emergency 72

Another heart-breaking single from a band poised to do great things. Although not a patch on their last single, the mighty 'Mind Over Money', this is still better than most of the singles released this week. Written off by some as another acoustic...

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Single Of The Week - TURIN BRAKES : Mind Over Money

Single Of The Week - TURIN BRAKES : Mind Over...

The New Acoustic Movement. What a rubbish idea. When do we get the New Bad Teeth Movement? The New Outdoor Plumbing Movement? The New Dead From Tuberculosis Before Turning 30 Movement? Yay! Sign me up for those weeping bedsores, dude! Having...

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Turin Brakes: New York Fez

Turin Brakes: New York Fez

It's early on a Saturday evening, and one of Britain's most understated acts, Turin Brakes , are about to make their suitably understated New York City debut. While the sun still shines down outside, a small crowd is gathered in the candlelit...

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Turin Brakes : The Optimist LP

Turin Brakes : The Optimist LP

It's one of those albums. Like 'Parachutes', for some, we suppose. But then listening to Coldplay instead of Turin Brakes is like the Almost Famous generation choosing Don McLean over Tim Buckley. One's comforting, familiar, pretty; the other...

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Turin Brakes : The Door

Turin Brakes : The Door

A reworked re-release, this, of Turin Brakes' summer 1999 debut. Initially, it could be mistaken for the sort of politely morose MOR than constitutes mainstream indie nowadays, but it's actually a paean to the perils of procrastination; shot...

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