Co-produced by the band and Chris Sheldon (who has previously worked with Pixies, Radiohead & Foo Fighters, amongst others), ‘Ancient Secrets’ was recorded at Livingston Studios in North London, and will be available as a digital download plus a numbered, colored vinyl 10”.
Inspired in part by Apocalyptic times, ‘Ancient Secrets’ includes five ripping tracks, with man’s stuttering evolution at the core of the action; the featured songs include ‘Mermaid’s Revenge’ (about our ill-fated attempts to conquer nature), for which a video has just been filmed, and ‘Zero Friends’ (society's slow death by social networking).
Says guitarist / vocalist, Jimmy…
“Ancient Secrets pertains to our obsession with all things fantastical and cryptic. It's an abstract title, but these are abstract times. We didn't wanna make an oi oi punk angst record, although that’s how we started out. We wanted to make something more tongue-in-cheek, more weird. We were always turned on by a splatter gun of influences. We didn’t want to make a punk or hardcore or glam or thrash record; we didn't wanna make anything that felt sonically linear. If the EP were a drug it would probably be acid, as it could go in a few directions. It could be scary, but it could also make you laugh or cry, or make you realize that nothing is real and we are all just a collection of atoms moving very fast to no discernible end.”
Inspired by ’70’s era punk-rock and ’80s hardcore, and taking cues from The Replacements, The Damned and The Misfits, Turbogeist – Jimmy, Luis, James & Josh – are out to carve their own path, melding their influences (including a deep love of comic books) into an amalgam of twisted sci-fi laden punk rock exploding with raw aggression & attitude.
Guitarist / vocalist Luis adds...
“Being a youth in the 90's with Brit pop, Grunge, Hip hop and great rock bands emerging on the radio and music television we were spoiled for choice. Nowadays everything seems too polished. However if you look beyond the void of Mercury Awards and Coldplay b-sides there are great underground scenes/ bands emerging.”
The debut Turbogeist album is already in the can and will follow in Spring 2013.