Tickets are now available for Turin Brakes at Rescue Rooms!
The band have continued to tour internationally released new album ‘Wide-Eyed Nowhere’ in September 2022. This time they will be touring the 20th anniversary of their album ‘Ether Song’ in full. Alongside many other fan favourites.
Turin Brakes are an English band hailing from South London who emerged alongside acts like Elbow and Coldplay in 2000. Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, chorister friends from primary school, influenced by the likes of Sebadoh, Elliot Smith and The Black Crowes, formed a band and recorded their home-made sessions on an old 4-track machine.
One of those recordings became their first release in 1999 – The Door EP. The State Of Things EP followed in 2000 and Turin Brakes expanded into a full band, adding Rob Allum, Eddie Myer and Phil Marten debuting at the prestigious Reading and Leeds festivals. The opening Turin Brakes full-length – the Optimist Lp – was released in 2001 (through Source UK and Astralwerks USA) to a lively buzz in the music press and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize album of the year.
In 2003, the successful Ether Song album brought the group more fans reaching the number 4 spot in the UK album charts, including the hit top 5 single Pain Killer (Summer Rain). The band ended a jubilant year performing on the main stage at Glastonbury alongside Radiohead and REM. Turin Brakes have since achieved seven top 40 singles (including 2016’s UK radio hit Keep Me Around) and six top 40 albums, as well as hitting the coveted No1 spot in the official UK Indie Chart with the 20th anniversary edition of the Optimist Lp in July 2021.
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