Turnpike Glow

The Turnpike Glow are

Giuseppe La Mela - Vocals/ Bass/ Keys Sandro Schiena - Vocals/ Guitar/ Keys Anthony J. Hutchinson - Drums Tom P. Griffiths - Guitar/ BV's


Turnpike Glow started life in Rome, in a scene marginalised by glossy mainstream pop and insider trading. With their Pavement/ Phoenix inspired sound, they soon found themselves supporting acts likeThe Futureheads, The Constantines and Cooper Temple Clause. In 2007 they started flying over to do live shows in th UK and it wasn't long before Sandro Schiena and Giuseppe La Mela, the songwriting core of the band, moved to London armed with only their guitars and a bag full of European plug adaptors. One rainy Sunday, the pair bumped into Anthony J. Hutchinson (drums) busking on the tube in a giant sombrero. They talked, they laughed and eventually they joined forces. Their line-up was recently complete with the addition of Tom P. Griffiths (guitar/BV’s).


"I LOVE this!" Lauren Laverne, BBC6 "Blazing, blown out sunshine” Sean Moeller, Daytrotter “Jumping out of the speakers like fresh indie daisies” BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net "Fabulous!" Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio “A great big bowl of indie goodness” BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net "Irresistibly perky fun" This is Fake DIY "Most certainly a band to watch" No Ripcord "Infectious, ludicrously catchy" The 405 “Spectacular guitar pop” Mark Beaumont, Geek Out "An infectious indie pop act" Fame Magazine “A blast of pungent musical brilliance” London Music Blog “Summer-y melodies, floating synths and irresistibly dance-y drums” Already Heard "1986 has all the makings of an indie pop anthem" 1883 Magazine "Overdriven drums and big and punchy sing-a-long choruses" Who's Jack "There’s an innocence to Turnpike Glow that’s really easy to fall in love with" Panicdots "If every indie band would sound this creative, daring and brilliant, the world would sure be a better place" Goonite Promotion @ Buffalo Bar, London
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