By Jon Milton
Back in the early 1980’s, alternative music bands like The Jam, The Ruts and The Clash all started to embrace brass and other instrumentation in their music, and new artists like The Redskins, Dexys Midnight Runners and Rip Rig and Panic emerged with it fully immersed in their sound. Flash forward 40 years and a similar situation has developed over the last year or so, most notably with bands like Moreish Idols, Deadletter and Opus Kink.
The latest of this new wave to come to our attention is Fake Turins, although in fact the band have been plying their trade since 2018, also incorporating clarinet, percussion, synths and noise/FX alongside the traditional guitar, drum and bass. Their latest single ‘Yr Made of Gold’ (released yesterday) is a thing of absolute beauty.
It’s the first track to be released from their ‘Inheritance’ EP, due out in May on Opus Kink’s Hideous Mink label. Dominic Rose’s vocals effortlessly switch between spoken and soulfully sung on the track, accompanied by sublime rhythms. Kind of like Galliano meeting Talk Talk uptown.
Photo by Alfie Bungay
Says Rose of the track: ‘It’s a song about the passing of time, watching ourselves become the heroes/villains we looked up to as children. Mutating into our parents & facing their struggles. This song was written from the anger of my father & how my inheritance of his rage become my own’.
However, just at the point of discovering the band for the first time and becoming a wee bit smitten on this song, comes the news that the band are calling it a day. Inheritance will be their last EP and the band play their final gig at London's Village Underground on June 8th.
Sad news, but I guess the logistics of sustaining an 11-piece band must be pretty challenging. Let's hope these talented individuals re-emerge further down the line in some new format. For now, just sit back and enjoy the music!