Fake Turins echo the push-pull of societal change on art-rock cut ‘Built To Touch’.

An atmospheric and textured art-rock gem cloaked in the fragility of personal development through the lens of a collapsing society.

Words: Henry Lopez | Photo: Mars Washington

The 11-limbed outfit from North London have returned with a new single entitled ‘Built To Touch’, and it may be their most danceable yet. The track echoes the push and pull of societal change, tension followed by an inevitable release – played out in this case through the sorrowful vocal passages of the verses and the sheer elation of the clarinet and saxophone hooks in the chorus.

Vocalist Dominic Rose notes, “Tear our words away and what are we left with? ‘Built to Touch’ is the dissonance in the wake of development – drawing parallels in the modernist plight to reify the spectre of humanity. Referencing the short story “The Hollow Men” by T.S Eliot, ‘Built To Touch’ explores the loneliness of big ideas, especially amongst the violent and fractured dogmas connecting post-war trauma to our own. After all the thinking is done, are we really just built to touch?”

The release coincides with the band’s first headline tour of the UK this November, starting November 4th with Mutations Festival in Brighton.

Live Dates

Nov 04: Mutations Festival, Brighton
Nov 05: Bedford Esquires, Bedford
Nov 10: The Loft, Portsmouth
Nov 16: 100 Club, London (supporting Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard)
Nov 19: The Lanes, Bristol
Nov 20: 02 Academy Islington, London (supporting Miami Horror)
Jan 08: Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis