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Turf War

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE
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#80) Turf War: Next generation Black Lips meets Free Energy. Watch out for these guys—they’re for real. - Paste Magazine


“Of all the Atlanta acts to descend upon Austin, rambunctious rockers Turf War put on one of the best shows. As the band preps the release of their yet-to-be-titled debut record, they previewed much of the new material at their multiple SXSW stops. If these early previews are any indication, Turf War won’t be among Atlanta’s best-kept secrets for much longer.” - Ghetto Blasters & Switch Blades


Atlanta’s rowdy-rock Turf War just signed to Old Flame Records. While making a name for itself on the Augusta, Ga., music scene, the band caught the attention of the Black Lips’ Ian St. Pé, who produced Turf War’s full-length debut. The 11-track Years Of Living Dangerously is out October 18, but in the meantime, you can download album track “Cheers To The Years” below. - Magnet Magazine


Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Album: Years of Living Dangerously (Pre-order)
Label: Old Flame Records - Rollo & Grady


"A Little Harder This Time" by Turf War. They've got a little Springsteen and Rancid their bones and a ton of drunken antics in their blood. This is the kind of song that could stop a bar fight in it's tracks or make you offer your ex a ride home in your flat-bed...for just one night. - dubFrequency


Really, there’s two things coming out of this post. First, Atlanta is continuing its reign over the end of summer, with several bands putting out great tracks/records. Turf War is just another of those, giving you a stomping jangle rocker to grab onto this afternoon. Which brings us to point two: the band will be releasing their record, Years of Living Dangerously, in September on Old Flame Records, who we’d like to point out now, are pushing some great music your way lately. There you have it folks: good Atlanta music, continue good music from one of our favorite labels. Happy Monday to you. - Austin Town Hall


Meet our new Discover The Undiscovered band for April, Turf War! Known for rowdy shows and catchy rock songs, TW was started by lead singer John Robinson as a solo project that quickly turned into a full band. Brian McGath(drums,vox), Cecil Moss(guitars,vox) and Bradley Morris(bass, vox) came in and brought the extra touch needed. The band started off their days as an Augusta, GA band but saw more opportunities in Atlanta. After Moving to Atlanta they began working with Ian St. Pe' from the Black Lips as Producer and completed an 11 song album together.
Now that they’ve returned from SXSW, TW are on the hunt for a record label and we hope that they find a good home for their promising new release. - Filter Magazine


A raucous two and half minutes of sweaty tomfoolery, I debuted this Turf War track on the radio show a couple weeks back after catching the fellas in Athens last month. “Cheers To The Years” is the first taste off the Atlanta band’s upcoming full-length, Years Of Living Dangerously, out this September via Old Flame Records. Fellow Atlantan Ian St. Pé, of the Black Lips, produced. - Aquarium Drunkard


I just checked out For The Last Time, a single from the Atlanta-based quintet Turf War and I gotta say, these boys have got it. It being that casually sloppy, earnestly exciting, barely controlled chaos that makes rock n’roll…well, rock n’roll. I seriously had nostalgic waves of early ‘Mats tingling around in my nether-regions when I first heard them. Formed by frontman John Robinson in 2008 in Augustus, GA, Turf War includes Brian McGrath, Cecil Moss, Bradley Morris and Ian McDonald. With an endless bent for vivacious, punk-driven pop songs, these unruly charmers have managed to capture on record the sentiment of sweaty, beer-swillin’ evenings with your buddies in a dingy, local dive where great music fills the room; you know, the kind of night you never want to end? Between that and the fact that one of their upcoming gigs is the Oct. 31st 1977 Halloween show at Athens’ legendary 40 Watt Club, where these boys are performing as The Misfits, I’m a goner. And did I mention the stunning album cover artwork by band member Brian McGrath is worth the fuss alone? No? Because it is…and then some.

So here it is – the single For The Last Time from Turf War’s debut LP Year of Living Dangerously which was produced by Black Lips’ Ian St. Pe` and just dropped October 18th 2011 via Old Flame Records. - My Old Kentucky Blog


Discography

Years of Living Dangerously (LP)- Oct 18th, 2011
Summer Time Booze- digital single August, 2011
Part of My Heart- SXSW comp 2011 (Favorite Gentlemen)

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Known for rowdy shows and catchy rock songs, Turf War started in 2008 as a bedroom solo project for lead singer John Robinson and quickly turned into a full band with Brian McGrath filling in on drums and backup vocals, Cecil Moss on Guitar, and Bradley Morris on bass. They created a sound reminiscent of early Replacements and brought on a full party attitude to their live sets.

After playing the club circuit in Augusta for 3 years and gaining a wide audience they set their dreams higher and made the move to Atlanta, GA. It didn’t take long for people in Atlanta to start recognizing the bands energy and catchy songs. They even caught the attention of fellow Atlanta rocker Ian St Pé of the Black Lips, who came on to produce the bands first full length. In the process of recording the album they met Ian McDonald, who was engineering their record.

John quickly saw a likeness in Ian musically and asked him to join Turf War, making them a five piece. The band headed out to Texas on their first run outside of GA in 2011 to play SXSW, looking for a label to put out their record and hoping to find a wider audience. There in Austin they met label owner Rob Mason of Old Flame records. They hit it off and decided to make a partnership to release the debut of Turf War, Years of Living Dangerously, set to street on October 18, 2011. Turf