What Up Tambourine
The summer of 2006 was a magical time- four high school friends decided to combine their love of music and creative drive into a musical entity, entitled: The Turf. With influences such as the Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, The Rapture, and LCD Soundsystem, we sought to create an edgy, indie rock sound that maintains a heavy dance feel with catchy melodies. Above all, however, we simply wanted to make people dance. We spent the rest of 2006 and beginning of 2007 developing our new sound, and recorded our first EP, "To The Disco", in March. Confident with what we had produced, we began to play live shows, the most notable of which was Grimey's Cinco de Mayo Sale at local record store "Grimey's. Our live appearances took off that summer, and we were able to spend more time writing and searching for inspiration. Unfortunately at the height of buzz in Nashville, higher education called, and we ventured off in our separate directions. Determined not to let a great thing fade away, we stayed in close touch, holding several meetings online each week to write. Our survival is truly a testament to our commitment to music and love for art. We kicked off the New Year with a highly anticipated show headlining at the Mercy Lounge. In March, we traveled to Los Angeles to play The Knitting Factory and Ground Zero. And finally, back together in Nashville, we kicked off the summer at 3rd and Lindsley, opening for American Bang and broadcast live on Lightning 100, a local radio station. After releasing "What Up Tambourine?" in July, we are hard at work on our debut full-length album to be released early this fall. Keep your ears open- we're not going anywhere anytime soon!