Turin Brakes @ Classic Grand 20-03-10

March 26, 2010

Classic Grand, Glasgow, March 20 * * *

Although their first two albums brought critical acclaim, a top 10 single and a Mercury Prize nomination, Turin Brakes have never quite managed to make the transition from cult band to mainstream mainstays.
Perhaps spurred on by their success writing for Take That’s Circus album, the duo, Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, certainly seem to have the radio waves in mind with new album Outbursts.
More acoustic pop than the ‘modern folk’ tag they were originally labelled with, the band, rounded out to a five-piece, put in a well-honed display which easily won over the busy crowd.
They may have sounded fairly nondescript but that didn’t stop new tracks like Mirror and Rocket Song from having the desired effect. The crowd’s reaction on the latter seemed to take Knights by surprise, an inevitable gush of superlatives followed, but for once it actually felt sincere.
Returning for a second encore, the band were joined by Mr Kil singer Joe Gallacher for a triumphant finale.


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