TURIN BRAKES RELEASE FREE DOWNLOAD "APOCOLIPS" TODAY
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Turin Brakes, aka Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, have announced they will be giving away a free digital track, ahead of the release of their forthcoming album, Outbursts (out Monday 1st March). The track, "Apocolips", which is taken from the album is out today at www.turinbrakes.com.
Written, produced and (for the most part) performed entirely by the two of them, Outbursts is a collection of songs that returns to the essence of Turin Brakes, and not only echoes the quiet, edgy genius of their most celebrated work, but surpasses it.
Pop song writing doesn't get much bigger than the apocalyptic musing of the opening track and lead single, Sea Change, which begins with the line: Six billion backs against the wall. Borne aloft by a patchwork of nimble, twinkling acoustic guitar lines, the lyric avoids grand, windy rhetoric. Instead, it relentlessly counts down, like a ticking time-bomb, from the concerns of six billion people to those of just one individual which are, of course, exactly the same. Paper Heart an achingly vulnerable, waltz-time lament with a haunting piano and string part, dissects a relationship in which one person has the power to rearrange the sunsets and play with their lover's world as if it was a little stage set. Radio Silence, meanwhile, captures a sense of beautiful alienation redolent of 'OK Computer'-era Radiohead. The moment of complete silence towards the end, followed by a sudden surge of sound and the majestic guitar line in the outro is breathtaking. At other times, it is the simple power of words and tunes that give the album its distinctive emotional flavour. On Rocket Song, Olly navigates a melody line that climbs ever upwards in a delightful spiral, while Never Stops, a soulful, life-affirming mantra, with a raw, bluesy feel, sums up the enduring spirit of Turin Brakes and their uniquely thoughtful brand of acoustic music.
In March, Turin Brakes will be touring the UK to promote the album.
UK March Tour
March 9th - BIRMINGHAM - Glee Club*
March 10th - BRISTOL - St. Georges**
March 11th - OXFORD - Academy 2***
March 13th - MANCHESTER - Academy***
March 14th - YORK - Duchess**
March 16th - GATESHEAD - Sage***
March 17th - SHEFFIELD - City Hall**
March 19th - EDINBURGH - Cabaret Voltaire*
March 20th - GLASGOW - Classic Grand*
March 21st - NOTTINGHAM - Rescue Rooms*
March 23rd - SOUTHAMPTON - Brooks University TBC
March 24th - MILTON KEYNES - Stables***
March 26th - LONDON - Shepherds Bush Empire***
March 27th - BRIGHTON - Concorde 2**
*Over 18's only
**Over 14's only