were formed when childhood friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian began recording their freewheeling jam sessions together. One of those sessions became their first release, The Door
EP, which was released solely in the UK on Anvil Records. Among Turin Brakes' early influences were Sebadoh
, Truman's Water
, and the Black Crowes
. The State of Things
EP followed in August of 2000, again a UK-only release. Turin Brakes then cemented their position on the festival circuit, playing full-band live shows at the Reading and Leeds festivals. A third UK-only EP followed in October when the band opened for bands including Kathryn Williams
, and Lowgold
. The band's debut full-length album, The Optimist
LP, was released worldwide in May 2001 on Astralwerks.
Now Turin Brakes are back with Bottled at Source, a two CD album featuring all the hits from the early years, as well as a vast number of unreleased tracks and b-sides.
Compilation of the Source label years, first disc features singles, album tracks etc. second disc compiled by fans.