We give you the first chance to watch this new behind-the-scenes video about how the band made their new album
Created by Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian in a South London bedroom, the acoustic indie-rock band Turin Brakes burst onto the post-Britpop landscape with their debut album, The Optimist LP, in 2001. Greeted with critical praise, the LP spawned several modestly successful UK singles – including Underdog (Save Me), Mind Over Money and Emergency 72 – and received a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize, before being certified Gold by the BPI later that year.
Since then, the band’s enduring appeal and creative stamina have kept Turin Brakes going for 15 years and January 2016 saw Turin Brakes release their seventh album Lost Property, released on Cooking Vinyl. Glowing reviews have followed thick and fast and their latest single, the irresistibly buoyant Keep Me Around, is currently the most played track on BBC Radio 2’s A list selection.
In the video above, Olly, Gale and drummer Rob Allum discuss the ins and outs of their recording process on Lost Property, from the moment when, as Olly puts it: “there was a big blank space where there was meant to be some songs,” to Gale’s proclamation that, “you could feasibly make an album in a day.” The video is only five minutes long, but also manages to include some snippets of the band’s live performances.
Our full Turin Brakes interview with Olly can be found here, which provides some fascinating insights into their songwriting process. To see more about the band and to buy Lost Property, visit turinbrakes.com