Steeped in the UK’s undercurrent of nasty, kick-ass rocknroll bands that is becoming ever-prevalent, Turbowolf are all set to unleash their self-titled debut full length album on 11.11.11 out on Hassle Records (Cancer Bats, Trash Talk). Recorded in their hometown of Bristol, musically it sits somewhere between 80's punk rock, 70s riff freakouts and 60's psychedelia. It's a heavy sound with moments of complex madness bound together with a sense of melody and pop aesthetics. Wild erratic jams meet short sharp attention grabbing bursts, cavernous guitar riffs tear through tripped out jams, melodious vocal lines sit on top of huge choruses, whilst tight grooves bind the whole mixture together.
Turbowolf have paid their dues honing their delivery on a series of UK tours & shows with the likes of Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Computers, Pulled Apart By Horses & Dinosaur Pile-Up. Last year’s trek around Europe with Korn & Dimmu Borgir is also well documented and showed how brilliantly their live show can transfer to the bigger stages. They’ve also been very active on the festival circuit clocking up performances at Download, Sonisphere, Lovebox, Great Escape, SXSW, Boardmasters & Hevy amongst others.
However, the album is not just a reflection of their jaw-dropping live show! The Turbowolf brand of rocknroll has always been armed with experiments in junk-yard electronica. So, on top of the live favourites such as Read + Write, The Big Cut & Let’s Die which deliver with unmerciful force, expect numerous sonic surprises en route.
A Rose For The Crows is the first single to be taken from the album. This release saw the first collaboration with video director Stephen Agnew (White Lies, The Vaccines), who is also currently working on a series of mind warpingly weird videos with the band.
To coincide with the album’s launch in November, Turbowolf will be out on a full UK tour with Hawk Eyes & The James Cleaver Quintet.