Bristol rockers, Turbowolf released The Free Life on the 9th March via So Recordings and is produced by themselves and mixed by long-time associate Tom Dalgety, gives their fans a third album to embrace.
The band receive a little help from their friends, so see if you can guess who they are…. obviously…you’ll have to hear it before reading this. So, by the time you hear the record you’ll know who their mates are because I’ve just told you anyway…suppose that’s a spoiler alert.
The Free Life opens with No No No, a softly spoken intro, before Andy Ghosh’s fast paced gritty riffs burst though. Vocalist Chris Georgiadis penetrates the synth rock sound with lyrics “People they think they are so free the problem with progress is you and me” great start. Track two is the first where a little help from a friend appears on Capital X featuring Joe Talbot of the Idles, another Bristol band taking over the world.
Death from Above’s Sebastien Grainger makes an appearance on Cheap Magic and Chantal Brown of Vodum on Very Bad. The latter adds a soul sense to the record surrounding the attitude assault of riffs, mixed with Chantal Brown vocals is a great component and one of the highlights for me. Halfsecret is a throwback 80s pop rock to it, it bleeds straight into a heavy arsed Domino with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr comes with Dead Weather style explosion of guitars to it.
Up & Atom brings the 80s taste as the synth explodes into a distorted riff, to accompany each other on this ride. Blackhole has a completely different vibe with full on crashing drums brings out the heavy rock punk sound. Leading to The Free Life starts with a Sabbath-esque riff build up, a sound gets the blood pumping round the veins.
If you’ve been a Turbowolf fan since day one, then this will be an album you’ll need in your possession and if you’re a Turbowolf fan then you’ll probably have it anyway. Amazing what an eclectic group of musicians can do with a little help from their friends.
The band head out on a full UK & European headline tour in March, before heading out as main support to Royal Blood on their US tour in April.