‘UNSOLVED MYSTERY’ RELEASED TODAY
‘Unsolved Mystery’, the next pre-release track from The Late David Turpin’s forthcoming album ROMANCES, is out now.
Sung by queer jazz artiste Jaime Nanci and co-produced with Stephen Shannon (Mount Alaska, Strands), ‘Unsolved Mystery’ is named for the CBS television series Unsolved Mysteries (1987-1999), re-runs of which haunted David’s Saturday nights throughout his childhood.
Cover photograph by Ruth Medjber.
‘CONCUBINE’ RELEASED TODAY
‘Concubine’ the latest pre-release track from The Late David Turpin’s forthcoming album ROMANCES, is out now.
Sung by Elephant (whose album 88 was one of the most acclaimed Irish releases of 2018), and co-produced with Stephen Shannon (Mount Alaska, Strands), Concubine is a haunted cavern of a love song, inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, and by the final lines of Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction novel Dune (1965): “We who carry the name of concubine – history will call us wives”.
In a similar spirit of consolation, Concubine is offered as a Valentine’s gift to all lovers, desolated and otherwise.
Cover photograph by Ruth Medjber.
‘KALIKRATES’ RELEASED TODAY
‘Kalikrates’, the second pre-release track from The Late David Turpin’s forthcoming album ROMANCES, is out now. The song, which features a guest vocal by Jon Dots, is available on SPOTIFY or as a free download via BANDCAMP.
"THE LODGERS" AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX
The Lodgers, David Turpin's first feature film as screenwriter, is available to stream on Netflix from August 23, 2018.
Directed by Brian O'Malley, The Lodgers is a Gothic mystery starring Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon, Deirdre O'Kane, Moe Dunford, and David Bradley. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017, was the closing gala of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2017, and opened in cinemas worldwide in early 2018.
"THE LODGERS" ON GENERAL RELEASE
The Lodgers, David Turpin's first feature film as screenwriter, is now on general release.
US Theatrical and VOD release: February 23
Ireland general theatrical release: March 9 (Please check local press for details)
For other regions, please check the film's official web-site: HERE
The Lodgers is a Gothic supernatural mystery starring Charlotte Vega (American Assassin), Bill Milner (X-Men: First Class), Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones), Deirdre O'Kane (Noble, Moone Boy), Moe Dunford (Vikings) and David Bradley (The Harry Potter series). The film is directed by Brian O'Malley and produced by Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde of Tailored Films, with the support of the Irish Film Board. It was shot on location at Loftus Hall, reputedly the 'most haunted' house in Ireland.
David Turpin contributed to the film's original score, in collaboration with Stephen Shannon (Mount Alaska) and Kevin Murphy (Seti the First). Vocal contributions are by Sive. The film's theme song was written by David Turpin and Cathy Davey, and is sung by Davey.
PRODUCTION NOW UNDERWAY ON "THE LODGERS"
Principal photography is now underway for the feature film, "The Lodgers", written by David Turpin. David Turpin's first feature screenplay, "The Lodgers" is a tastefully pervy Gothic-Romantic supernatural mystery - or a horror film, if one is being concise.
The film is being directed by Brian O'Malley (Let Us Prey). The cast is led by Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner (Anthropoid, X-Men: First Class) and Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones), and also includes Moe Dunford (Vikings), David Bradley (The Harry Potter series) and Deirdre O'Kane. Follow the making of "The Lodgers" on Instagram HERE.
THE LATE DAVID TURPIN ON "MY LOVELY E.P.", IN AID OF MY LOVELY HORSE RESCUE
The Late David Turpin's first new music of 2016 is an adaptation of the traditional song "All the Pretty Little Horses", recorded in aid of My Lovely Horse Rescue, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Ireland's neglected and abused horses, ponies, donkeys and other equines. The EP also includes contributions from Duke Special and The Divine Comedy, Gar Cox and No Monster Club. "My Lovely EP" is available for purchase HERE through the My Lovely Horse Rescue web-site.
"ROMANCES" AT TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 - PREVIEW 3
The third and final preview video for Romances. Shot by Killian Broderick. Booking is now open for the Tiger Dublin Fringe performance at Project Arts Centre on September 17. Tickets are available via Tiger Dublin Fringe, or via Project.
"ROMANCES" AT TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 - PREVIEW 2
The second preview video for Romances. Shot by Killian Broderick. Booking is now open for the Tiger Dublin Fringe performance at Project Arts Centre on September 17. Tickets are available via Tiger Dublin Fringe, or via Project.
"ROMANCES" AT TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 - PREVIEW 1
The first preview video for Romances. Shot by Killian Broderick; starring Jack Shanley and Julie Shanley. Booking is now open for the Tiger Dublin Fringe performance at Project Arts Centre on September 17. Tickets are available via Tiger Dublin Fringe, or via Project.
"ROMANCES" AT TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
The Late David Turpin returns to Tiger Dublin Fringe and to the Project Arts Centre on September 17 with "Romances", a one-night-only theatrical concert showcasing his first new material since 2013's acclaimed We Belong Dead album. David will be joined by an eclectic guest cast, including Bear Worship, Benny Smiles, Elephant, Gar Cox, Hunter-Gatherer, Jaime Nanci, Martin McCann, Samuel Vas-Y, Tonnta Vocal Ensemble and Veda Beaux Reves.
As sinister, erotic, tender-hearted and cool-blooded as ever, The Late David Turpin's new songs approach themes of love, sex and romance with his characteristic dry wit and empathy.
Tickets are available now from Tiger Dublin Fringe and from Project Arts Centre.
"THE ROSE" FOR RECORD STORE GAY
The Late David Turpin has recorded a cover of Bette Midler's The Rose for Record Store Gay 2015. Record Store Gay is an annual compilation raising funds for Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre in Dublin.
The Record Store Gay 2-CD compilation is available from Little Gem Records. "The Rose" has been premiered exclusively on Music Like Dirt. Listen below.
CONCERT AT RICH MIX, LONDON
The Late David Turpin will perform selections from his own solo work in a special concert at Rich Mix, London, on February 3, 2015. Tickets are available from the Rich Mix box office HERE.
REMIX E.P. WE BELONG UNDEAD OUT OCTOBER 31
We Belong Undead, an EP of remixes from the album We Belong Dead will be released as a digital download on October 31, 2014. The EP will feature remixes by Hunter-Gatherer, Carriages, Jon Dots and Strands, as well as an original song, "Emile" not included on We Belong Dead.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
"HUMAN HAIR" (A THING)
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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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)
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