After writing about TURN back in September, I think I’ll let a few poor photo efforts sum up one of the best things in Ireland over the past 11 years for this writer; TURN live! It was a great show and I regret not reviewing at the time. Apologies to all who were misled by the misleading title.
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Re-capturing youth? Nah; TURN fans are still too young to worry about such things. It was only seven years since their last show together and most of us remember it like it was yesterday. In their time, TURN managed to release three critically acclaimed albums, achieve success both at home and in the U.K. with fiery, brooding heavy singles such as ‘Beretta’ and ‘Beeswax’, sell out almost every venue Dublin had to offer and tour the country relentlessly, assuring their place in Irish music history. Now they’re back (for a little while at least) to play a much anticipated show at this year’s Electric Picnic and tonight’s ’secret’ warm up show.
There’s not many local bands who could pack Whelan’s with an unannounced show on the starting day of the nation’s biggest and most beloved music festival; but that doesn’t seem to stop the Kells’ legends from doing just that. Taking a break from their solo ventures, Ollie Cole, Gavin Fox and Ian Melady are back together along with former bassist Ciaran Kavanagh on guitar. As the house lights go down and the excited crowd grin from ear to ear with excitement, the four familiar figures stroll on stage and kick off the show fan favourites ‘Never Needed’ and ‘Beretta’.
Turn both look and sound sharp, losing none of their on stage performance and power. ‘Anti-Social’ thrills Whelan’s with bar staff even attempting a look in for the obligatory sing along. ‘Summer Song’ and the sombre ‘You Got Style’ move us towards Turn’s seminal years before the gentle yet booming, ‘Heart Attack’, causes the band and crowd to explode to life with Ciaran’s second guitar giving the song the extra hitch it needs to fulfil it’s true quality.
As well as losing none of their power, it also appears that Gavin and (the recently married) Ollie have also retained their classic on stage quipping and banter, joking together and sharing a dedication to Ollie’s new bride. There’s a little more nostalgia when the band pause during ‘Queen of My Heart’ to allow Ian his classic live solo, aided of course by chants of ‘IANO’ before launching into ‘In Position’, one of the band’s most accomplished songs. The thundering ‘Harder’ ups the volume a few notches before the colossal ‘Beeswax’ shreds through the PA, sounding as fresh as the day it was written. Before bowing out to travel towards Stradbally, Turn thrill fans with one final performance of ‘Another Year Over’. Obviously delighted with the turnout and success of their first reunited show, the band amble off stage, ready to take on the waiting hordes at Electric Picnic tomorrow. Whatever their plans for the future, it would be a shame if this was the last we saw of them.
You Got Style
Queen of My Heart
Another Year Over
I cannot get over this news, but on top of TURN reforming for Electric Picnic this weekend; the band have just announced a free headlining show in Whelan’s tomorrow night (yes, FREE!)
Whelan’s have just sent their newsletter out and confirmed the whole thing. TURN live on stage almost seven years since their last performance. Oliver Cole, Ian Melady, Gavin Fox and Ciran Kavanagh will revitalize the classic turn sound with a brooding double guitar density and four capable singers for harmonies…yadayadayafa – I almost too excited to write this properly (almost – feck off).
If you’re skipping the picnic then make sure you head along tomorrow night and catch one of Irelands greatest live forces tear Whelan’s apart!
A very exciting moment for Tickets There as our favorite Irish band of all time, TURN have announced they are officially rehearsing again and preparing to play Electric Picnic this year. Lead singer and guitarist Oliver Cole posted the following message on his facebook page confirming the news in the last hour,
Well it’s true. Gavin, Ian, Ciaran and myself have been rehearsing with Turn for electric picnic this year.
We play the Cosby tent at 5.30 on Saturday.
It’s gonna be awesome. It sounds so good. Expect a greatest hits set. It’s good to rock
The legendary Kell’s rockers formed in the late nineties and went on to produce a number of hit singles, several EP’s and three critically acclaimed albums before calling it a day in 2006. Now they’re coming back – as a foursome. Founding members, Oliver Cole, Gavin Fox and Ian Melady are all confirmed to take part, as is 2005 era bassist, Ciaran Kavanagh,also playing an unconfirmed role in the reunion.
So far only an appearance at the Picnic has been confirmed, but in subsequent comments to the post, Oliver stated ‘there could be a couple more …()… Will keep everyone abreast of goings on’.
Are you excited? Hell yeah you are and this is going to make it even better – Ollie has also confirmed it’ll be a full on greatest hits set for the show so all you EP heads make sure you’re there on Saturday and see one of the best live bands we’ve ever produced, ply their trade as it should be – in front of thousands.
Tickets There will make sure we keep you updated on this. Good times! Anyone want to refresh some details about the band, here’s your chance,
TURN – A History: 1998 - 2006 http://ticketsthere.com/2009/07/18/turn-a-history-1998-%e2%80%93-2006-2/
This Saturday night sees local hard rock heroes Lluther play Dublin’s newest rock venue, The Gypsy Rose on Aston Quay while up the road at The Workman’s Club, local soulful singer songwriter Oliver Cole and his band, The Leaks will be playing a selection of tracks from his debut solo album, We Albatri and if you’re lucky a few select choices from his previous band Turn’s back catalogue.
Tickets for Lluther are a very modest €5 while Ollie’s are going for €12. Both great deals so the choice is yours. One things that may tip the balance…both venues are practically beside each other (Gypsy Rose may be familiar to some as the former Viper Room bar and nightclub), so why not do both. Leather for Lluther, scarf’s for Ollie and you’re golden!
- Oliver Cole & The Leaks: The Workman’s Club, Tickets €12
- Lluther: The Gypsy Rose, Tickets €5
In the build up for Oliver Cole’s headlining show at The Workman’s Club on October 23rd, Phantomanddevil Productions have released a live EP from Ollie’s performance at the Odessa Club last July as a treat for fans.
The EP contains 7 Live tracks featuring songs from Ollie’s début solo album, We Albatri as well as B-Sides and rare material. Musicians featured include Ollie (vocals/guitar), Gavin Fox (Bass), Paul “Binzer” Brennan (Drums) and Ciaran Kavanagh (Guitar). The EP is completly free to download from Megaupload (Click Here). The file comes in RAR format so you’ll need to Download WinRAR Archiver (Click Here – Takes 5 Seconds) and Bob’s your uncle – a brand new EP for your listening pleasure.
Live EP Tracklisting:
01. We Albatri
02. Need You Strong
03. What Will You Do
04. Little Bad Dream
05. Holding Your Heart
06. Life’s Great Advice
07. Like a Hurricane
Oliver Cole plays The Workman’s Club on October 23rd with The Danger Is providing support. Tickets are only €12 and they’re available from Ticketmaster.ie
Oliver Cole has announced a show at Dublin’s newest venue, The Workman’s Club (located on Wellington Quay) for October 23rd
Joining him will be his band, The Leaks and support is coming from The Danger Is who are lead by the most adorable, talented front-lady in Irish music since Cathy Davey emerged.
Tickets are on sale now priced €12. Click Here for Details.
Oliver Cole is coming back to Dublin to headline Live At The Odessa on July 22nd. Mr. Cole and band will be banging out tunes from the singers debut solo album, We Albatri in the cozy, intimate and always packed Odessa Club on Dame Street.
Live At The Odessa is a regular presentation of big names acts in a small venue which has seen the likes of Maria Doyle Kennedy, The Walls (who are indecently playing this Thursday, 8th July), Jape, The Jimmy Cake plus many more grace’s it’s doors.
No ticket price as of yet but generally the shows are put on for a very modest price.
EMI are releasing several album to celebrate Record Store Day on April 16th, one being our very own Oliver Cole’s debut solo album, We Albatri.
Ollie’s albums was released last week and landed at number 36 in the charts after 4 days of sale. Expect this to rise over the new couple of weeks. To read our full review, Click Here.
Torn between loyalty and honesty, Tickets There has been dreading the thoughts of writing this review for a long time now. As massive fans of Oliver Cole’s former group, Turn, we’ve never really gotten the same excitement, enjoyment or fulfillment from the singer’s solo material. That being said, Oliver possesses a charm, style and above all, a talent that you just can’t ignore. So here we are, four years after Turns demise, still waiting for Ollie to produce something to fill the void left since their absence. Thankfully, we’re delighted to report that our fears and hesitations have finally been appeased.
Musically, the album gets harder and harder to define with each listen. Tracks like What Will You Do?, Oh My Girl and Too Many People bounce around with quietly restrained catchiness and easy going vibes. Drug Song and Little Bad Dream take their cues from a country backing while more soulful pieces like Close Your Eyes, We Albatri, Spotlight and the excellent Need You Strong are far more stripped back and powerful. Each song possess it’s own unique charm and style but they still manage to blend perfectly together giving the album a great flow.
Lyrically the album is heavy. Moth’s Wing, Need You Strong, Close Your Eyes and Spotlight are filled with sadness and themes of lamenting love, memories and regrets. Oliver’s immense talent for writing extremely personal and profound music combined with his incredibility soulful vocals give the songs a passion and an edge that few in this country can match.
Unlike other reviewers, Tickets There won’t commit that this album upstages Oliver’s past. However, we’ll say this. We Albatri continues Oliver’s great tradition of writing and recording incredibly passionate and diverse music. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish and only improves with repeated listens.
Check Out: Oh My Girl, We Albatri, Too Many People, Little Bad Dream…agh, just buy the album and check em all out.
Here’s the video of Ollie preforming his new single, Oh My Girl on the Late, Late Show last night.
Ollie plays Dublin’s The Sugar Club tonight for the official launch of his debut album, We Albatri.
Firstly, Dublin’s legendary instrumental giants, The Redneck Manifesto release their much anticipated Friendship, their first LP since 2004’s I Am Brazil.
The RNM will be officially launching their album tomorrow in Tower Records (Instore), followed by a full headlining show in Tripod.
Filled with songs of love & loss, Ollie was developed his song writing from aggression filled teen angst to a level of superior emotional quality.
To promote the record, Ollie will be playing InStore in Tower Records Today aswell as performing on the Late, Late Show tonight on RTE 1 (if you didn’t know the channel, you’re a sap). The official launch gig happens tomorrow, in Dublin’s The Sugar Club.
Legendary X-Turn front man, Oliver Cole is about to drop his Ex-Turn prefix with the release of his very own debut solo album, We Albatri next week. The LP was recorded in Germany and Dublin over the last couple of years and from what we’ve heard so far, it’s looking like a strong contender for Irish album of the year.
Today see’s the second single from the album, Oh My Girl getting its official release on 7Digital.com and it’s well worth a listen.
Unlike the start / stop choppiness and general strangeness of the album’s first single, What Will You Do?, Oh My Girl is a much more straight forward slice of acoustic styled pop. The chorus is catchy, there’s some lovely harmonies and the song flows so well you’d swear it was a river (weird comparison but, it’s your blog…freaks – Ed).
The wait’s almost over folks, former Turn front man, Oliver (Ollie) Cole will be releasing his debut album in eight short days.
You may have noticed a fierce amount of publicity popping up around the net. He’s the featured artists on MySpace, he’s got a new video out for his first single, What Will You Do?, he’s releasing a second single, Oh My Girl this week, he’ll be showing up on telly’s all over the country when he appears on The Late Late Show next Friday (26th), he’s launching the album in Dublin’s, The Sugar Club on March 27th and then he’s off on tour.
Jesus these musicians don’t half work hard do they?
Above you can see the album cover, below you can see the Album Tracklist, all his current tour dates, the single covers for What Will You Do? (Available now in Road Records) and Oh My Girl (Out this week) and the video for WWYD?.
01. What Will Yo Do?
02. Oh My Girl
03. Too Many People
04. Close Your Eyes
05. We Albatri
06. Little Bad Dream
07. Drug Song
09. Need You Strong
10. Moth’s Wing
11. Life’s Great Advice (iTunes bonus track)
(thanks to http://www.turnwebsite.com/)
|27-Mar-10||The Sugar Club||Dublin, Dublin|
|14-Apr-10||Set Theatre, Kilkenny||Kilkenny, Kilkenny|
|15-Apr-10||Dolans Wharehouse||Limerick, Limerick|
|16-Apr-10||The Sky And The Ground||Wexford, Wexford|
|17-Apr-10||Roisin Dubh (main room, supporting Stornoway||Galway, Galway|
|22-Apr-10||Cyprus Avenue||Cork, Cork|
|23-Apr-10||Roisin Dubh||Galway, Galway|
|23-Apr-10||Roisin Dubh||Galway, Galway|
|24-Apr-10||Electric Avenue||Waterford, Waterford|
Posting on his personal FaceBook Page, Ollie also confirmed the launch will be followed by a nationwide tour. Last week, Ollie announced the albums official released date is March 26th.
Track-list and cover art haven’t been released yet but Tickets There will off course follow up as soon as we have more details.
In a quick, non disclosing statement on his facebook page, Ollie has confirmed this is the date we’ll finally get to hear what he’s been up to since Turn disbanded in July 2006.
Recorded in Germany and Ireland, the record’s set to included contributions from Therapy legend Graham Hopkins and Bell X1 main man Paul Noonan as well as others. The first single from the album, What Will ya Do? Was released in October 2009 and according to artwork Ollie’s posted on his official face book page, it looks like a second single entitled Oh My Girl will be released shortly. Tickets There has heard the track many times and we think ye’ll like it.
Finally, Ollie has also updated his MySpace Player with a couple of new tracks entitled Oh What A Girl You Could Be and The Shadow Of The Empire.
Tickets There will let ye know as soon as the albums Artwork and track listing have been confirmed.
Possible songs might include: Oh My Girl, What Will Ya Do? Drug Song, Wide Open, Holding Your Heart, We Albatri, Oh What A Girl You Could Be, The Shadow Of The Empire, Close Your Eyes (New Version), Too Many People and Life’s Great Advice.
Special Thanks to dougmiestergen for bringing this to TT’s attention. Damn leg has our radar all messed up .
Check Out the following links to find out more…but not much, that’s pretty much all there is for the moment.