Friday, 8 July 2011

Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes at the Cheese & Grain Frome from on Vimeo.

Turin Brakes live at the Cheese & Grain.

To launch 2011’s Frome Festival platinum-selling folk band, Turin Brakes, performed to a sell-out crowd. In front of over 800 people at the Cheese & Grain the band played their unique mix of poetic melodies, dark folk and energised guitars.

Turin Brakes burst on to the music scene in 2001 with their Mercury nominated debut album, The Optimist. But it was their second album Ether Song that gained them chart success with a top ten single, ‘Painkiller’. After mainstream success the band parted ways with record label EMI, unhappy with the way they were being packaged.

It seemed- despite critical and popular acclaim- Turin Brakes may fall into obscurity.

But then a chance meeting with a reasonably well known boy band led to them writing a track, ‘Here’, for Take That’s Circus LP. The royalties from the song provided Turin Brakes with the means to make their fifth studio album, Outbursts in 2010. And Turin Brakes were back on the music scene, this time under their own terms.

In the ten years the band has been making music they have discovered a few things. “The less people in between us and the people who like are music the better,” Olly Knight, lead singer told FromeTV.

FromeTV- with kind permission from drummer and band manager, Rob Allum- filmed the Cheese & Grain gig. Featuring an interview with lead singer Olly Knight and live footage of songs ‘Sea Change’, ‘Stone Thrown’ and the Chris Isaak cover ‘Wicked Game’ with Tom McRae.

*Turin Brakes will be embarking on a national tour from November 7th to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album ‘The Optimist’.

Producer Leander Morales
Director & Editor Jade Thomas
Journalist Selina Cuff
Visual Artist VJ Ultra
Live & recorded Cameras Adam Bowman & Gulliver Moore
Camera Ed Thomas & Jade Thomas
Camera Assistant Selina Cuff

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