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Video(s) of the Moment #173: Brakes

By on Friday, 13th November 2009 at 6:00 pm

This past Monday the 9th marked the release of a double A sided-single by Brighton band Brakes. So it being Friday and the start to a stellar weekend, we are gifting you with videos of both singles.

In ‘Why Tell the Truth (When It’s Easier to Lie)’, frontman Eamon Hamilton stars as a hapless victim of the credit crunch, and then a greedy capitalist on Wall Street. Hamilton must be good at multi-tasking, as the band’s new record label Fat Cat Records reports that he directed this video as well.

The promo video for ‘Worry About It Later’ is an animated piece by Dylan White. Jangly, happy guitars punctuate this otherwise oddly placid piece of art with rock running in the background. If you’ve been having an exceedingly bad week like I’ve had, let this tune perk you up.

And here’s another heads-up: you can hear Brakes perform on Marc Riley’s 6music evening programme, broadcast live from the BBC Oxford Road studios in Manchester on 11 November. It’s only available on the BBC iPlayer for 7 days after initial broadcast, so act quickly.

You can buy the double-sided single for ‘Why Tell the Truth (When It’s Easier to Lie)’ / ‘Worry About It Later’ directly from Brighton’s Fat Cat Records. ‘Rock is Dodelijk’, Brakes’s live album recorded partially in Brighton and partially in Cologne, Germany, was released on 2 November is also available from Fat Cat here.


Turin Brakes / UK February Tour

By on Friday, 4th January 2008 at 12:24 pm

Turin BrakesTurin Brakes have announced a strong of UK dates in February, trying to catch up on the cities that they have missed in recent tours.

Tickets are on sale now, priced between £16 and £18.50.

Monday 11th February – Aberdeen Moshulu
Tuesday 12th February – Glasgow Classic Grand
Wednesday 13th February – Leeds Cockpit
Friday 15th February – London Cadogan Hall
Monday 18th February – Brighton & Hove Old Market Hall
Tuesday 19th February – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 20th February – Northampton Soundhaus
Thursday 21st February – Stoke Sugarmill
Friday 22nd February – Stockton-on-Tees The Arc
Sunday 24th February – Carlisle Brickyard
Monday 25th February – Leicester The Charlotte


Turin Brakes / December European Tour

By on Wednesday, 14th November 2007 at 5:17 pm

Turin BrakesTurin Brakes are on the road again in December doing a quick jaunt around Europe.

Tickets are on sale now, with the London date costing £18.

Monday 10th December – London Islington Academy
Friday 14th December – Munich Atomic, Germany
Sunday 16th December – Berlin Tachetes, Germany
Monday 17th December – Groningen Oosterpoort, Holland
Tuesday 18th December – Amsterdam Melkweg, Holland
Wednesday 19th December – Luxembourg Den Atelier


Turin Brakes / Intimate UK tour

By on Wednesday, 12th September 2007 at 11:29 pm

Turin BrakesTurin Brakes have announced a quick intimate tour of some smaller and more bizarre UK venues, including St. Barnabas’ Church in London.

20th September – Malt Cross, 16 St James’s St, Nottingham
21st September – St Barnabas Church, London
22nd September – AUDIO, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton

To win one of twenty pairs of tickets to the London date and to get a free MP3 just click here. The other dates’ tickets are on sale at the below shops

Nottingham: Selectadisc, HMV Listergate and HMV Victoria Centre, Nottingham
Brighton: Resident, Rounder Records and HMV Brighton


Turin Brakes play intimate pub gig

By on Thursday, 2nd August 2007 at 7:19 pm

Turin BrakesTurin Brakes have announced that they’ll be playing a one off free gig at Camden’s Lock Tavern this Sunday (5th August).

Turin Brakes will be joined by Adele, the hotly tipped Londener garnering lots of publicity recently via the likes of NME and blogs. Stateless, The Concretes, Bobby Cook and Lisa Moorish will all be DJing as well (whoever they may be…).

Doors open at 1pm, with Turin Brakes on shortly before 10pm. What better way to enjoy your Sunday after the Innocent Festival than an evening in the pub with Turin Brakes? Precisly, I thought you’d agree, there isn’t a better way.


Turin Brakes / Tour / Spring

By on Friday, 20th July 2007 at 11:07 pm

Turin BrakesTurin Brakes have announced two dates as part of a fuller UK tour that is to be shortly announced (I believe). Tickets are on sale now from the usual places.

They’ll play:

Tuesday 2nd October – Manchester University
Thursday 11th October – London The Forum

Photo taken from Narisa’s flickr stream.


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