01/09/2014

NEW SINGLE - "CLOUD"

"Cloud", the sixth single from the album We Belong Dead, is now available for download through iTunes and other digital retailers.  The single includes a remix by Jon Dots.

11/06/2014

FREE DOWNLOAD - "THE HOTEL" (STRANDS REMIX)

The Strands remix of "The Hotel" is out today as a free download via Soundcloud.  The remix accompanies the recent release of "The Hotel" as the latest single from We Belong Dead.  Strands is the solo project of musician/producer Stephen Shannon, who is known for his work as a member of the acclaimed group Halfset, as well as for his production work, which includes Adrian Crowley's Choice Music Prize-winning album Season of the Sparks.

10/06/2014

"THE WAY WE WERE" FOR "LET'S GET BY TOGETHER" IN AID OF BELONGTO

The Late David Turpin has recorded a new version of Barbra Streisand's classic song "The Way We Were" as part of "Let's Get By Together", a compilation album released in aid of BeLonG To Youth Services.  The album is available through iTunes.

23/05/2014

NEW VIDEO "THE HOTEL"

The video for "The Hotel" is out now.  The video was made in collaboration with photographer Killian Broderick and shot on location in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.  The single is available now on iTunes and Bandcamp.

19/05/2014

NEW SINGLE "THE HOTEL" OUT NOW

"The Hotel", the latest single to be taken from the album "We Belong Dead" is now available as a digital download via iTunes and Bandcamp.  The single includes a remix by acclaimed electronic music artist Strands.  The release comes after The Late David Turpin's performance received the Hilton Edwards Award for Production at the 11th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.

21/04/2014

THE LATE DAVID TURPIN AT IDGTF 2014

On May 16 and 17, The Late David Turpin will join the programme of the 11th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.  David will perform two unique concerts, with different special guests each evening.  Details and booking information are available through the Festival Website.

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17/04/14

"THE MAN I LOVE" FOR RECORD STORE GAY, RECORD STORE DAY 2014

The Late David Turpin has recorded a new version of Gershwin's "The Man I Love" for the 2014 Record Store Gay compilation, released on Record Store Day (April 19) 2014, in aid of Outhouse, a community and resource centre for LGBT people, their families and friends.  The Late David Turpin will also be performing at Outhouse on Record Store Day as part of the album launch.  Other contributors to the album include Le Galaxie, Carriages, Sleep Thieves, Gar Cox, Patrick Kelleher and Slap & Tickle.

31/03/14

DOWNLOAD "BEAR OF A STAR" (CARRIAGES REMIX)

The Carriages remix of "Bear of a Star" is now available to download for free from Soundcloud.  Let it in your ears using the widget below.

31/03/14

"BEAR OF A STAR" AVAILABLE NOW FROM BANDCAMP

The "Bear of a Star" EP, featuring the original song and a remix by Carriages is available now via Bandcamp.  The EP also includes the b-side "Human Hair", and a video piece, "Human Hair (A thing)".

12/03/14

"HUMAN HAIR" (A THING)

8/03/14

NEW SINGLE:  "BEAR OF A STAR"

The fourth single from "We Belong Dead" will be "Bear of a Star", available as a digital download from March 31, 2014.  The single will feature an exclusive remix by Carriages.

06/12/13

"FUR" VIDEO OUT NOW

The "Fur" video, a collaboration between David Turpin and photographer / video-maker Mark Duggan, is out now.  To gain maximum enjoyment, turn the lights down low and think about somebody you love. 

22/11/13

"FUR E.P." NOW AVAILABLE FROM ITUNES

The iTunes version of the "Fur E.P." is now available.  The E.P. includes the tracks "Fur" and "Like Bird and Beast" from We Belong Dead, as well as the exclusive track "Hymn".  "Hymn" was co-produced by Harry Bookless of Carriages, the experimental folk duo who will be the opening act at The Late David Turpin's Fur Show, a one-off spectacular at The Workman's Club, Dublin, on November 23.

Click HERE to get the "Fur E.P." on iTunes.

20/11/13

"FUR E.P." NOW AVAILABLE FROM BANDCAMP.COM

The "Fur E.P." is now available on Bandcamp.  The E.P. contains the tracks "Fur" and "Like Bird and Beast" (feat. Cathy Davey), from We Belong Dead, as well as a brand new recording of "Pony Tears" that is only available through Bandcamp downloads.  An alternate version of the "Fur E.P." featuring the brand new song "Hymn" will be available through iTunes from November 22.

18/11/13

FREE DOWNLOAD "LIKE BIRD AND BEAST (FEAT. CATHY DAVEY)"

In advance of The Late David Turpin's Fur Show at The Workman's Club, Dublin, on November 23, the song "Like Bird and Beast" is now available as a free download through Soundcloud.  Structured as a duet between vocalist Cathy Davey and field recordings of a live donkey, "Like Bird and Beast" has been unanimously acclaimed as one of the highlights of the new album, We Belong Dead

11/11/13

DOLITTLE PRESENTS THE LATE DAVID TURPIN'S FUR SHOW

On Saturday November 23, following his sell-out Dublin Fringe Festival show, The Late David Turpin will give his final Irish show of 2013 at The Workman's Club, Dublin.

The Fur Show is a programme of music and performances based on the theme of nature and the non-human world.  The programme will include:

  • A screening of the 1922 silent short "The White Owl" - part of the Secrets of Nature series, recently restored by the BFI, in which pioneering men and women at the forefront of science and filmmaking developed many of the techniques familiar from contemporary nature documentaries.
  • Solo performances by No Monster Club, Gavin Glass and Margie Jean Lewis, each of whom will perform a song dealing with nature and animality.
  • A full-band performance by Carriages.
  • A live performance by The Late David Turpin and very special guests.

Tickets are available now from Tickets.ie and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.  Booking is also available through www.theworkmansclub.com.

14/10/13

"WE BELONG DEAD" NOW AVAILABLE FROM BANDCAMP

The physical edition of We Belong Dead  is now available to order internationally from Bandcamp.  The first 100 copies of the album are packaged in a hand-made sleeve, and are accompanied by a 20-page book containing photographs by Lucy Nuzum and Mark Duggan alongside pencil drawings by David Turpin.  The album is also available as a stream and as a high-quality digital download.  To access it, use the link below.

"We Belong Dead" on Bandcamp

11/10/13

NEW SINGLE "GARLAND" AVAILABLE NOW ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

"Garland", the second single from We Belong Dead , is now available for digital download.  Co-written with Stephen Shannon (Strands, Halfset), Aaron Page (Carriages) and Karen Howley, the song is available from iTunes HERE.

13/09/13

"WE BELONG DEAD" NOW AVAILABLE ON CD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

The Late David Turpin's new album, "We Belong Dead" (**** - The Irish Times) is now available on CD and Digital Download.  The CD version of the album, which comes in a handmade gatefold sleeve that also contains a 20-page book, is available from Tower Records, Dublin, and from Elastic Witch (www.elasticwitch.com).  The digital version of the album is now available from iTunes and all major digital distribution outlets.

08/09/2013

NEW ALBUM "WE BELONG DEAD" AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON iTUNES

The Late David Turpin's new album, "We Belong Dead", is now available for pre-order on iTunes, in advance of its release on September 13, 2013.  To pre-order the record for €8.99, click the link below:

05/09/2013

TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE LATE DAVID TURPIN AT DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL 2013

Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 is underway, and tickets are now on sale for The Late David Turpin's one-off launch concert at Smock Alley Theatre on September 15.  Booking:  http://www.fringefest.com/programme/the-late-david-turpin

The new album   We Belong Dead  will be available on CD and digital download from September 13.

14/08/2013

THE LATE DAVID TURPIN (A)LIVE AT DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL 2013 - SEPTEMBER 15

Following his sell-out Fringe debut in 2012, The Late David Turpin rises again for a very special one-off theatrical concert to launch his new album, "We Belong Dead".  Taking place in Dublin's historic Smock Alley Theatre 1662 on September 15, the show sees David joined by a chamber choir and special guests to bring the dark and divine dreamworld of "We Belong Dead" to life.  Tickets are now on sale at:  http://www.fringefest.com/programme/the-late-david-turpin

14/08/2013

NEW VIDEO - "A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS"

The Late David Turpin is delighted to present the new video for "A Warning to the Curious", the lead single from his forthcoming album "We Belong Dead" (out September 13).  A disco meditation on the loss of sexual innocence and the dark side of parenthood, "A Warning to the Curious" is 20 percent Philip Larkin and 80 percent Paradise Garage - and it's available to download from August 16 from iTunes.

12/08/2013

FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - "EMILE" (NON-ALBUM TRACK)

The Late David Turpin previews his new sound world with an exclusive non-album track, "Emile" available for free download through Bandcamp for a limited time beginning August 7.  A lavish ballad with traces of Midnight Cowboy-era John Barry and early-80s New York minimalism, "Emile" was co-produced by Stephen Shannon and features a starry support cast including Cathy Davey, Gavin Glass, and virtuoso violinist Cora Venus Lunny.  "Emile" is the perfect overture to his eerie and elegant new album We Belong Dead, released on CD and digital download on September 13.  (Warning:  Contains a single curse word)

01/08/2013

WELCOME TO THELATEDAVIDTURPIN.COM

The Late David Turpin rises again on September 13, 2013, with a new album, We Belong Dead , on CD and Digital Download.

A contemporary gothic micro-odyssey that twins themes of love and romance with imaginary folk narratives of human extinction and the return of the animal, We Belong Dead  operates somewhere at the intersection of Laurie Anderson and Hans Christian Andersen.  Recorded over three years, the album features contributions from a galaxy of collaborators, including co-producers Stephen Shannon (Strands, Adrian Crowley) and Hunter-Gatherer, guitarists Conor J. O'Brien (Villagers) and Colin Boylan (Bouts), violinist Cora Venus Lunny and vocalist Cathy Davey (who duets with a live donkey on the song "Like Bird and Beast").

We Belong Dead  includes the singles "The Hotel" and "Cloud", and also features the acclaimed filamentous biomaterial love hymn "Fur", previously heard on the Top Ten album Oscar the Hypno-dog , released in December 2012 in aid of Dogs in Distress.

We Belong Dead track-list: 

Ecclesiastes 3:19;  The Hotel;  A Warning to the Curious;  Bear of a Star;  Fur;  Howl;  Never to be Found Again;  Garland;  That's What Tears are For;  Like Bird and Beast (feat. Cathy Davey);  Cloud;  The Man Suit;  Fossils;  Deer Fable (feat. Cathy Davey and Hunter-Gatherer);  Human Hair/Prelude to "The Man I Love";  The Ballad of Essential Difference;  The Anaesthetist