Turnstiles are a punk band based in Galway, Ireland. London born frontman Callum Mitchell delivers stinging lyrics over the trebly guitars of Colm Sweeney and Cillian Ryan backed by the powerhouse rhythms of Luke Mulliez and Jake Tiernan. All in their early 20s their influences range from Bob Dylan via the Pixies and Stones Roses to Girl Band.
Having carved out their own sound, and made a name for themselves locally with rowdy live shows in sitting rooms and pubs, Turnstiles recorded their first single 'Moving Forward / Wasting Away' in August of 2019. The follow up 'Tantrum' was released in February 2020 and has received airplay on national radio. With festival slots at Forbidden Fruit and KFest cancelled, Turnstiles are concentrating on new music. They released 'I.D.C' in a locked down April '20 and Same Old Stories in July.
“tunes sound like the coming together of The Sex Pistols and Mike Skinner in a pub getting lairy with Carl Barat and Pete Doherty – original and brilliant.” Mike Spink, award winning engineer for Jake Bugg, The 1975 and The Gaslight Anthem