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New Music: Turin Brakes – “Time and Money”

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Recorded over two weeks of eighteen hour days in legendary Welsh studio Rockfield, Turin Brake’s sixth studio album We Were Here (to be released October 8th via Cooking Vinyl/Red River Entertainment) gorgeously chimes and echoes with the pastoral psychedelia of Pink Floyd, the sunset soul of Laurel Canyon, the blues of the Mississippi Delta and the band’s own six-stringed past.

Watch and share now the video for album’s first single “Time and Money”, which features the bloody capture of a pension fund manager.

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).

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Noel Gallagher’s Gone Solo

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Noel Gallagher is back as a solo artist, with his album Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds having a US release date of November 8. The album will have those tinges of Oasis that we all love and miss along with something totally new…experimental ragtime brass. Noel’s also at work on a second solo release for next year, while working with British electronic duo Amorphous Androgynous.

The following is from Spin’s interview with Mr. Gallagher:

Most Oasis fans wouldn’t expect Noel Gallagher to experiment with ragtime horns or dance music.
“In their essence these songs don’t sound like a weird departure. People will still get them. The songs haven’t suffered because of the style. When a lot of musicians change styles their songwriting suffers because they want to be different. I don’t want to be different. I still write great songs, and if I stumble across a different avenue then I’ll go with it. Other than that, I’m not looking to be stylistically different.”

What about your album with British electronic and psych-rock duo Amorphous Androgynous?
“It sounds a bit like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. The sound is similar to High Flying Birds, but more psychedelic and tripped out. It’s not an electronic project. People are jumping to that conclusion because Amorphous Androgynous used to be an electronic outfit. I’m not even sure what the album’s title is going to be yet. I’m just fucking about with the mixes now. When will it be out? In my head, next summer. But if High Flying Birds is a success, then not until next winter.”

After Oasis’ split in August 2009 you weren’t sprinting out of the gate to release an album…
“I don’t live to work; I work to live. Being in Oasis was great, and I enjoyed every single last second of it. Well, maybe not the last five minutes [laughs]. It was nice to get off tour, go home and sit in a chair and wait for the kids to come home from school. I did that for two years. What’s not to fucking like about that? There’s enough music in the world. There are enough rock stars. I would never want to chase fame or success, like, ‘I’ve got to do something or people will forget about me.’ I was hoping people would forget about me.”

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