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Now Hear This: Turnstiles | Turnstiles EP

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Turnstiles are a punk band based in Galway, Ireland. London-born frontman Callum Mitchell delivers stinging lyrics over the treble-heavy guitars of Colm Sweeney and Cillian Ryan, backed by the powerhouse rhythms of Luke Mulliez and Jake Tiernan. All in their early 20s, their influences range from Bob Dylan via Pixies and Stones Roses to Girl Band.

Having carved out their own sound, and made a name for themselves locally with rowdy live shows in sitting rooms and pubs, Turnstiles recorded their first single Moving Forward / Wasting Away in August of 2019. The followup Tantrum was released in February 2020 and was their first track to receive airplay on national radio. With festival slots at Forbidden Fruit and KFest cancelled, Turnstiles concentrated on new music. They released I.D.C. in a locked down April and Same Old Stories in July.

January 2021 opened a new chapter for the band as they released their eponymous debut EP. The four tracks consider the global political systems which constrain us and also remind us that there is also our individual conduct to consider. They are not afraid of confronting either strand or the way they intersect as the personal becomes political.”