Turin Brakes - 5 Mile (These Are The Days) (Source)
release date: 29 September 2003
Close-harmony singing and acoustic guitars. Turin Brakes have made this genre their own, and latest single 5 Mile (These Are The Days) suggests this trend will continue. Nobody can touch Gale or Olly when they're on this kind of form.
5 Mile doesn't appear on Ether Song, but is comparable
to a more driving version of Pain Killer. The song takes a simple chord
progression and lays it over a bold drum loop, giving it that head-bopping
feel that Turin Brakes employ every now and again. Olly's voice is as sincere as ever, and his ability to pen a memorable line has simply grown stronger. It won't be long before you're singing "These are the days that are driving me crazy / These are the days that are driving me insane" to yourself without even realising it.
Piano and synth keep the ear interested during repeat
plays, and the song's absence on Ether Song means 5 MILE will be a must-buy
for many, and rightly so - it's another Turin tour de force.