TURIN BRAKES Donate proceeds from ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’ to Shelter UK and homeless shelters in Amarillo Texas

TURIN BRAKES Donate proceeds from ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’ to Shelter UK and homeless shelters in Amarillo Texas

Turin Brakes _cover menuTurin Brakes have just released a new EP called  Xerox EP, which includes a version of "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins and new song ‘Rescue Squad’.

Olly Knights from Turin Brakes explains they will be releasing "our cover of Chim Chim Cher-ee on iTunes and donating the iTunes sales revenue to the two homeless shelters in Amarillo Texas that helped to create the amazing video made by Phillip Bloom, we will also donate to Shelter UK."

Here’s a link to the video;

"We chose to record this track because we loved it’s eerie haunting magic and the idea of all these alternative lives playing out in the shadows and rooftops of London."

"When we asked our friend Phil Bloom to create a video for it he came back with some incredibly moving portraits of people living in the streets and shelters of Amarillo Texas, galvanising the meaning of the song and reminding us all that there are always lives being played out in the shadows of our towns and Cities, which we often ignore and at this time of year when it’s cold and family time is most heralded the right thing to do was for us to try to help these people in the film and to contribute to people in similar situations in the UK."

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Xerox EP Track listing

1. Chim Chim Cher-ee –

2. Rescue Squad

3. Rikki Don’t Lose That Number

4. 74-75

Catalogue Number TCA 002

Turin Brakes have also teamed up with Concert Live to produce a live recording of their recent sold out  gig at London, Koko on the 11.11.11. For your chance to order one of these exclusive CDs check out:http://www.concertlive.co.uk/product.php?id=136

This November Turin Brakes have been performing their Mercury music nominated, platinum selling debut album "The Optimist".  Turin Brakes’ Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian started the tour on Nov 7th at The Cambridge Junction and finish this Friday in Whitehaven on 25th.

The NME called The Optimist "one of those albums" writing "here’s music for the twilight hours -feverish, contemplative, nostalgic. It resonates with the force of a thousand passionate post-club conversations in darkened, smoke-filled rooms, of intense, doomed liaisons, of youthful arrogance undercut by fear and failure."  9 out of 10.


The remaining dates of the Optimist tour are

November 2011 Optimist Tour Dates

Mon 21st Edinburgh Queens Hall

Wed 23rd York Fibbers

Thur 24th Sheffield Leadmill

Fri  25th  Whitehaven Civic


Sat 10th Brighton , St Mary’s Church

Tickets all priced £18.00

Box office details are:

Edinburgh 08444 999 990 www.gigsinscotland.com

Sheffield 0114 2212 828 www.leadmill.co.uk

Everywhere else http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_turin_brakes.html


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