Turin Brakes is a band we first discovered back in 2003, well before Mumford’s whole family started the trendwaves of acoustic guitar driven folk rock. In subtle, but important contrast to most of the cutesy singalongs that contribute to the latter’s marketability, Turin Brakes’ music has proven timeless, each album holding up far longer than the odd hot summer.
We’d had an Antiquiet Session tentatively planned for a long time, patiently but excitedly waiting for the UK band to drift through Los Angeles. That finally happened this year in the course of their touring to support last year’s We Were Here, and their visit to our studio at Swing House in Hollywood was everything we’d hoped it would be. Here’s Antiquiet Session #17.
We Were Here is a truly gorgeous album, still available for streaming in full right here. The previous album, Outbursts, made our best of 2010 list, and there are four others waiting for you beyond that.
The band has a new song out called International, written with Ben Arthur, performed on camera over at turinbrakes.com, a great place to start keeping tabs on this treasure of a band. They’re of course on Facebook and Twitter as well.