London-based rockers TURBOGEIST will release their brand new 5-track EP, ‘Ancient Secrets’, on March 11th 2013 via Spinefarm Records.
Says guitarist / vocalist, Jimmy…
“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.”
Guitarist / 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 spoiled 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.”
Turbogeist are currently on tour with Pure Love – the alternative rock band formed by former Gallows frontman Frank Carter and ex-Hope Conspiracy & Suicide File guitarist Jim Carroll.
REMAINING UK TOUR DATES WITH PURE LOVE:
12th - Bodega, Nottingham
13th - Arts Centre, Norwich
14th - XOYO, London
18th - Haunt, Brighton
19th – Joiner’s Arms, Southampton
20th - Le Pub, Newport
21st - Croft, Bristol
22nd - Temple Rooms, Birmingham
23rd - Esquires, Bedford
The 5 track ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP features 4 brand new Turbogeist tracks, as well as a cover of The Wipers' 'Up Front'. Cover art was provided by British artist Nicholas Rea and depicts a man in ‘supernatural woods’, hand-painted on ceramic tiles.
The debut Turbogeist album is already in the can, and will follow later in 2013, once again through Spinefarm.