This has been on my ‘to do’ lists of bands I have wanted to write about for sometime, so now that I am now on holiday for the next ten days (thank God) hopefully I will be able to work my way through this list.
Team Turnip is the very fine one man project of one Russell Kostulin who sings and play a whole variety of instruments ‘including guitar, piano, bass, violin, viola, recorder, melodeon, keyboards, percussion but not drums, banjo, mandolin’ and whatever else he can get his hands on. Currently unsigned, this is rather fine stuff. If asked to point to similarities (always hard to do without running the risk of causing offence, arguments or both) I would suggest Nick Drake, early Badly Drawn Boy and Broken Records.
He sent me the five songs that make up his ‘Pre-Natal’ EP which I have elected to post these two tracks from:
Team Turnip -‘Photos Of The Staff.’ mp3
Team Turnip -‘Kid With A Toy.’ mp3
One track which I don’t have an mp3 of, but you can hear streamed over at the myspace is ‘My Ruddy Valentine’ which seeing as today is February 14 and all, you should go and hear.
Let me know what you think. If you like it, go and make friends!