Name: Turin Brakes
Track name: Time And Money
Hometown: Balham, London
Who? Duo Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian.
Why now? This is the video premiere for new single Time And Money – taken from new album We Were Here out 30 September – which sees the pair taking on the money men. “The video was inspired by the idea that the banker, as far as much of our society is concerned, is the modern day bogey man – representing the cause of our current pain,” they explain. “So that in a way the death of a banker and his burial represents the death of an era of irresponsibility by the privileged against the best interests of the many. Hopefully to be replaced by a new mindset.. that of responsibility and care for the majority.” The band hit the road in October.
Hear more: Turinbrakes.com
Turin Brakes release a new album, We Were Here, through Cooking Vinyl on Monday 30th released one week earlier on September 23rd.
Having recently toured Australia, the band announce twenty two shows in October and November, including a performance at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on the 20th of November
We Were Here, the bands sixth album, was recorded at Rockfield Studios and engineered and mixed by Ali Staton (Rufus Wainwright / Madonna / Tricky) and produced by Turin Brakes and Ali Staton.
September. The album is preceded by a single, Time and Money, November. Formed in Balham, South West London, in 1999 by childhood friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, Turin Brakes signed to French label Source in 2000 and released their Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album The Optimist (2001). Their second album Ether Song (2003) entered the UK album charts at number 4 and spawned the Top 5 single Pain Killer (Summer Rain). The Top 10 album JackinABox was released in 2005 and followed by Dark On Fire (2007). The band signed to Cooking Vinyl in 2009 and released Outbursts (2010).
Turin Brakes are: Olly Knights (vocals & guitar) & Gale Paridjanian (vocals & guitar) . With Rob Allum (vocals & percussion) & Eddie Myer (vocals & bass)