Words: Karl Johnson | Photo: Mars Washington
There are a bunch of new artists pushing the art rock envelope at the moment, one of which are Fake Turins. In the world of the North London 11-piece, mood, feeling and atmosphere trumps traditional song structure and approach. They attempt to open portals to new sound spaces, using their strength in numbers and groove-based compositions to bring about wonky, dance-ready music for a new generation of art rock fanatics.
Vocalist Dominic Rose states, “The track itself is an absurdist tale of identity – the feeling that comes from staring at yourself in the mirror for too long. From acknowledging all incarnations of you and how ridiculous that is to reconcile with the one now staring back at you. It works as a dadaist story of self, how we are formed from collected ideas and borrowed ideologies that stay unquestioned until that moment we lose ourselves in our own reflection.”
Shifting from the four-to-the-floor disco flair of 2021 release ‘Afterwards’ to the groove-heavy and psych-licked New York City dancefloors of the late 70s, new release ‘Parcel Duchamp’ offers an insight into Fake Turins’ workings of a brand of new age psychedelia, jazz and rock – seemingly flittering between Canterbury scene heroes Soft Machine and Talking Heads across the Atlantic. Shrieks of clarinet and tangled saxophone blasts combine to bring ‘Parcel Duchamp’ into the 21st century in style, bringing an off-beat feeling yet dance-ready sound. The band headline Electrowerkz, London on Friday March 18th, support comes from Youth Sector.