Breaks De Montfort
amazing how far and how quickly a band can go when you have a hit single.
For a couple of weeks every music related programme on the box featured
this duo singing ‘Painkiller’ and hey presto before you know
it, the whole population has "Summer Rain...." (including the
harmony) on their brains. So the trend follows that in the same month
you do an extensive tour that sells out!
It's all going so well...so where’s the catch? Ok the band have
got a few other strong tracks up their sleeves like "Underdog"
and "72", but for over an hour and a half the band play either
new album tracks or stuff from the first album that frankly isn't in the
same league. A big light show and seasoned session musicians don't remedy
this either. It's all very middle of the road and until the finali of
singles, you wonder where the charm is.
Turin Breaks must be wondering how they have become so successful with
such unassuming and polite natures. The answer lies in that bands like
this will, once in a while, slip through the backdoor of the publics consciousness.
They've played the game well and in such a volotile industry, subtlety
and understatement by these underdogs has paid...big time.
All this is by the by when the audience is at last treated to ...’Summer
Rain!’ dripping down my face again". Never underestimate the
art of good timing, because the weather is finally turning and people
may well be planning Turin Breaks this summer.