New indie label Tourino Records setup by Justin Gartry of acclaimed rock band Bella Figura are unearthing some amazing artists from the depths of London’s scenes. Gartry, who is in one moment a musical monster and in the next has the sentiment of a gentle giant, is set to become the centre of his own musical scene with the label releasing some incredible new music.
Jim Russell, an enigmatic musician and songwriter is the next to be showcased on the label coming seemingly out of nowhere with the release of single ‘All Seeing Eye’ which recently dropped on Bandcamp. It’s dark nostalgic sounds with deep throaty vocal plumb the depths of monotonous routine, paranoia and love loss and its ever-building brooding with occasional gasps of airy haunting backing vocals and twinkling percussion make it stand with the beauty that brought acclaim to the likes of Tom Mcrae, Elliot Smith and Nick Drake. Listen here
Tourino Records have a week of gigs setup at the end of March featuring some very exciting new artists and alter egos and new musical incarnations of Justin Gartry’s. The shows are part of the Give-A-Gig week in aid of the Youth Music Charity and all profits go to The Youth Music Charity. In true enigmatic fashion, Jim Russell is not confirmed to appear at any of the shows but is rumoured to potentially make an appearance.