Turning Plates

Turning Plates

 Glasgow, Scotland, GBR
BandAlternative

Minimalist Dark Pop Band who play with Classical Instruments. Multiple award winners who have toured the US and UK.

Biography

Turning Plates is a unique group of musicians based in Glasgow who came together with a determination to introduce fresh textures and create new soundscapes within contemporary music. Their distinct and individual sound is a culmination of each member's diverse musical background, ranging from classically trained orchestral professionals through to alternative rock and jazz players. These infl¬uences are felt throughout the music - instruments such as cello, clarinet and trombone fuse with guitar, drums and synthesizers to create songs that have been described as “Beautifully chaotic at some parts and then soulfully delicate at others” (isthismusic.com).
Since the formation of Turning Plates in 2011 their releases have garnered critical acclaim. Their first single 'The Tin Man' won Playmusic Magazine's Award for Best Production of 2011 and their EP 'Escapism' was listed as Number 13 in the The Herald's Top 50 Albums of 2012. With several prestigious shows under their belt, including tours throughout both the UK and the East Coast of America during 2012, the new year has seen Turning Plates begin work on their debut album which will be released later in 2013

Lyrics

Wishing Well

Written By: Duncan Sutherland

Another morning looms,
Dark storm clouds whisper certain doom,
Hope belief and joy,
Will never bless a thoughtful boy,
A hundred weary days,
Caged in pent up greed and hate,

Come on weary limbs,
Take me to where I might begin,
Fighting every step,
Because of the one, who steals my breath,
To believe that I might find,
A loving lover’s lullaby in which to lie,
In the final moments as life leaves my eyes,

Look to windward now,
To undiscovered land and sound,
To look beyond the clouds,
Takes more strength than we’re allowed,
Searching every day,
For a want to wish past days away and pray,
For a life long and safe,

In a wishing well I’ll hide,
The fears of my Neolithic mind,
& every time I try to grow in hate I shrink,
You’re love is always pulling me back in,

Another evening comes,
The sweetest girl in silver gloves,
Kisses the gloom of my face,
And tells me that I’ll find my place,
Maybe if she’s real,
We’ll meet and greet, she’ll fall and I will feel,
Reborn and healed

In a wishing well I’ll hide,
The fears of my Neolithic mind,
& every time I try to grow in hate I shrink,
You’re love is always pulling me back in,

My head fails, and I’m clawed back in,
My head fails, and I’m clawed back in,

Don't let your heart speak out

Written By: Duncan Sutherland

So you found a girl who’ll hold your hand,
And she loves to twirl and your there when she lands,
When you think of her face, wide-eyed and soft,
If love weren’t in cased what would be your cost?

You can take her out and show her a good time,
You can hold her close and gaze into her blue eyes,
But just don’t let your heart speak out,

I know you’re fucked up, because I know you are me,
You see beautiful lies in your lyrical dreams,
What if this girl has her feet on the ground?
And she’s not of the faith, to which you are bound,

You can take her out and show her a good time,
You can hold her close and gaze into her blue eyes,
But just don’t let your heart speak out,

The Tin Man

Written By: Duncan Sutherland

At First I was first a lump in the ground,
And you took me home pulled the oxygen out,
And you rolled me into sheets,
And pretty soon I had Tin feet,
And once my body was formed,
Well then of course I needed to perform,
So I needed to become awake,
And then came the engine and the tendency to break,
You said life was your gift to me,
But I disagree,
And I ponder when you’re not around,
I’m just made of metal,
There’s no heart to be found,
So I took my first steps in the world,
And pretty soon I met a carbon girl,
And she asked me, would I hold her hand,
But my father he did not have this planned,
I just didn’t know about that part of the world,
So I took apart the little carbon girl,
I crushed her bones into a box,
And I took her home to ask father what it was,
He said life was his gift to me,
But I disagree,
And I ponder when you’re not around,
I’m just made of metal,
There’s no heart to be found,
There’s no heart to be found,

Discography

Escapism - EP
Painted - Single
The Tin Man - Single

Set List

Usually 30 mins occasionally 1 hr.
Typical set: The Tin Man, Painted, Don't let your heart speak out, Wishing Well, An Die Musik, Great Escape, An Die Musik, Inexplicable Trend