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Turbogeist release video for new single, Mermaid’s Revenge

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 25th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

London-based rockers, Turbogeist, have released the video for current single, Mermaid’s Revenge – a number from their 5-track EP, Ancient Secrets, available now via Spinefarm Records. Having already received airplay from Radio One’s Dan P. Carter and Zane Lowe, as well as XFM DJ Ian Camfield, Turbogeist are causing a well-deserved stir within the underground. The video can be viewed below.

Turbogeist guitarist and vocalist, Luis Felber comments:

Being a youth in the ’90s, with Brit Pop, Grunge, Hip Hop and great rock bands emerging on the radio and music television, we were spoilt for choice. Nowadays, everything seems too polished. However, if you look beyond the void of Mercury Awards and Coldplay B-sides, there are great underground scenes/bands emerging…

The video for Mermaid’s Revenge, filmed in London, was directed by Michael McCool and animated by Nicos Livesey and Nick Dunn of the This Is It collective.  Nick Dunn worked his wizardry on the previous Turbogiest video, Alien Girl. Luis also stated:

In this new video, we had a lot more fun. We got super-involved in the whole development process… It’s really more like a mini-movie. I mean, it’s no Scorsese’s ‘Bad’, but Michael McCool is seriously on his way to being one of the greats… The ’90s and the noughties brought us Britney in school uniform and Backstreet Boys in space. The art of the video needs to be taken back to the ’80s, to raw creativity and fun.

On the live front, Turbogeist will be appearing at this year’s Takedown Festival alongside acts such as Don Broco, While She Sleeps and The Blackout; the festival takes place at Southampton University on May 1st. They have also been confirmed to play London’s Camden Rocks Festival on June 1st, which will see over 100 bands playing across 12 venues in the capital’s home of rock ‘n’ roll.

Tickets are available at the following locations:

Takedown Festival

Camden Rocks

The ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP features 4 brand new Turbogeist tracks, as well as a cover of ‘Up Front’ by influential US punk band, The Wipers.  Sleeve art was provided by British artist Nicholas Rea and depicts a man in ‘supernatural woods’, originally hand-painted on ceramic tiles. The debut Turbogeist album is already in the can, and will follow later in 2013, once again through Spinefarm.

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Turbogeist stream new EP via SoundCloud

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , on 11th March 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

London’s up-and-coming rockers, Turbogeist, release their brand new 5-track EP, Ancient Secrets, today via Spinefarm Records.

In celebration of the release, Ancient Secrets will be available to stream via SoundCloud for a limited time. To stream the EP, go to this location.

Vocalist and guitarist Jimmy  comments: Ancient Secrets pertains to our obsession with all things fantastical and cryptic. It’s an abstract title, but these are abstract times. We didn’t wanna make an oi oi punk angst record, although that’s how we started out. We wanted to make something more tongue-in-cheek, more weird. We were always turned on by a splatter-gun of influences. We didn’t want to make a punk or hardcore or glam or thrash record; we didn’t wanna make anything that felt sonically linear. If the EP were a drug it would probably be acid, as it could go in a few directions. It could be scary, but it could also make you laugh or cry, or make you realise that nothing is real and we are all just a collection of atoms moving very fast to no discernible end.”

 

Other guitarist and vocalist Luis adds: “Being a youth in the ’90s, with Brit Pop, Grunge, Hip Hop and great rock bands emerging on the radio and music television, we were spoilt for choice. Nowadays, everything seems too polished. However, if you look beyond the void of Mercury Awards and Coldplay B-sides, there are great underground scenes/bands emerging…”

The debut Turbogeist album is already in the can, and will follow later in 2013, once again through Spinefarm.