The Apex put the Brakes on…...
The Apex put the Brakes on…
Turin Brakes return to The Apex to mark the release of their ninth studio album, ‘Wide-Eyed Nowhere’.
The group that made folk rock fashionable again, Turin Brakes lace their melodic acoustic musings with a healthy dose of indie, mind blowing vocals and awesome guitar.
Of ‘Wide-Eyed Nowhere’ the band say: "We surprised ourselves with what came out; a sweeter, groovier set of songs in no hurry to be anything but themselves." The South London 4-Piece comprising Olly Knights, Gale Paridjanian, Rob Allum and Eddie Myer recorded this new set of songs at Twin Palms - Olly's garden studio - over the summer of 2021, choosing to let time infuse into the music and mature in a way it couldn't in a pressurised commercial studio setting.
"Friends would visit, kids would add a voice or two, bees would buzz and we'd get to sit in the South London sun while the music poured out of the speakers and floated across the lawn. Sometimes we decided it's okay to just let it happen naturally, not to try too hard - just get out of the way let the songs take shape, and that maybe you don't have to be in a bad place to make the deeper cuts."
One of the finest indie bands this century, Turin Brakes released the Mercury Prize shortlisted ‘Optimist’ LP in March 2001 (achieving gold status in the UK), followed up by 2003’s ‘Ether Song’ which featured the top 5 hit single ‘Pain Killer (Summer Rain)’. The band has since moved on to rack up seven top 40 singles, seven top 40 albums and over a million record sales worldwide.
Twenty years of touring have sealed their reputation as a fearsome live act, able to hold any size crowd with their no-hidden-tricks direct onstage presence.
"There's always something magical between band and audience at our live shows” they say, “we can't wait to get out and see everyone again... we've really missed it!"
Turin Brakes are at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 14 December at 8pm. Tickets are available from www.theapex.co.uk or 01284 758000.