Frank Turner posts new song
2011-04-26 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 65 Comments
English singer-songwriter Frank Turner has posted a new song entitled 'Peggy Sang the Blues' at Spin magazine.

Turner's new album, England Keep My Bones, is scheduled for release on June 7.

http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-hot-brit-songwriter-frank-turner
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Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
April 27th 2011
7025 Comments


It's alright.

flaffy
April 27th 2011
158 Comments


It's okay.

CelestialDust
April 27th 2011
3157 Comments


really good actually

attack30s
April 27th 2011
80 Comments


Not bad at all.

Sanders
April 27th 2011
2361 Comments


Groovy little bassline.

Wolfhorde
April 27th 2011
13688 Comments


Is it just me or does he kinda look mexican in that picture?
Song is pretty good if you're in the fitting mood.

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vanderb0b
April 27th 2011
3473 Comments


I prefer the first song that he released (I Am Disappeared), but this is still pretty great. Album should be interesting.

Knott-
Emeritus
April 27th 2011
10198 Comments


On first lesson I found this to be a little bit too universal. The story he tells seems to just be a vehicle for a few slightly inspirational but still sort of hackneyed ideas. We'll see. Obviously not as good as 'I Am Disappeared' because few things are.

wabbit
April 27th 2011
7035 Comments


I kinda agree agree adam but I'd say the main criticism of Frank Turner has always been he is this folk-punk/ post-hardcore singer yet his family is incredibly wealthy and upper-class. And I feel this song really speaks to that aspect of his life. Still it's no "I am disappeared"

mitch91
April 27th 2011
414 Comments


I don't think his family are incredibly wealthy or upper class. He went to Eton but he's said in interviews that he got scholarships to go and didn't fit in with that world at all.

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wabbit
April 27th 2011
7035 Comments


http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/music/article-23761754-frank-turner-from-punk-rocker-to-self-taught-troubadour.do

fucking brits and crazy fucking ways.

Knott-
Emeritus
April 27th 2011
10198 Comments


"Although when I write, I go into a room inside my head. It used to be a small bar with 50 people, now it's a club with 1,000 people."


Much as I still love his new material by-and-large I think that's the problem with this song as I see it. It sounds like it was written to be an anthem rather than being written and becoming an anthem. 'I Am Disappeared' is so much more visceral, communicative.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 27th 2011
6157 Comments


No one should ever suggest getting wild to their grandmother

wabbit
April 27th 2011
7035 Comments


I do agree with that Adam. I knew Prufrock before he got famous is so much better than I still Believe because it doesn't try to be an anthem it just happens.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 27th 2011
6157 Comments


I Still Believe sucked ass. This is a bit better, though.

wabbit
April 27th 2011
7035 Comments


we shouldn't talk about that ep

Knott-
Emeritus
April 27th 2011
10198 Comments


Well I mean Prufrock still knows it's trying to be an anthem but this almost expects to be one.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 27th 2011
6157 Comments


It sounds more calculated/polished than Prufrock, but it works. You could just see it as confidence in his own abilities to write an anthem.

Knott-
Emeritus
April 27th 2011
10198 Comments


Lol Dave you better not be implying that everyone in this country is middle class mate.

Knott-
Emeritus
April 27th 2011
10198 Comments


Seriously don't get the point of your post though.

Neither everyone in England, nor every folk singer in England, nor (especially) every post-hardcore vocalist is middle-class.

Blackbelt54
April 27th 2011
4276 Comments


it's pretty good

Captain North
April 28th 2011
6792 Comments


How the fuck is living in a mansion and going to Eton middle-class? That's fucking first class through and through. Middle Class is the majority.

I loved I Am Disappeared, but I kind of don't want to listen to this. I can tell just from the title it's not going to be what I want it to be.

CelestialDust
April 28th 2011
3157 Comments


uuhhggsafasdhg still sounds good to me.

jdennis31
April 28th 2011
6511 Comments


very much enjoying both of the new songs. newer frank turner fan here and got hooked from i still believe. dunno why everyone hates on i still believe or this song but i guess i need to go through his catalogue

guitarplaya91
April 28th 2011
485 Comments


@jdennis31 Once you hear Love Ire & Song, you'll know why people are criticizing this song. I'm seeing Frank in new york tonight, I like this song. Frank's playing solo tonight, so hopefully it sounds better acoustic.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 28th 2011
6157 Comments


"How the fuck is living in a mansion and going to Eton middle-class? That's fucking first class through and through. Middle Class is the majority."


Being middle-class has nothing to do with being in the majority, you oaf. It's based on financial, social and ideological factors. The upper-middle-class range from wealthy to very rich. The upper-class themselves are people with connections to old money and the aristocracy.


SeaAnemone
April 28th 2011
20953 Comments


psshhhh... Brits and their rigid class systems.

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ConsiderPhlebas
April 28th 2011
6157 Comments


Actually the celebrity era has mixed it all up, for better or worse. Money and fame supercede class now.

Knott-
Emeritus
April 28th 2011
10198 Comments


Nobody's Upper Class in Britain except people you're never going to meet. Ever.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 28th 2011
6157 Comments


We're not all from the mean streets like you, Knott

Knott-
Emeritus
April 28th 2011
10198 Comments


Hey man I heard there's an Upper Class thing happening tomorrow actually you know anything about it?

ConsiderPhlebas
April 28th 2011
6157 Comments


Yeah I put it together

Sanders
April 28th 2011
2361 Comments


Will's punching above his weight.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 28th 2011
6157 Comments


Time has not been kind to the guy

Sanders
April 28th 2011
2361 Comments


True, doesn't matter now he's locked her down though. I might drive through some street parties for shits and gigs.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 28th 2011
6157 Comments


urgh street parties. When did people become royalists again. I blame The King's Speech.

Sanders
April 28th 2011
2361 Comments


Colin Firth is to blame for the re-emergence of royalism and the lack of accolades for True Grit. Dick.

Captain North
April 29th 2011
6792 Comments


I take class to be purely a financial thing. So I always took upper class to be the extremely rich, the middle class (mostly) white collar jobs but with the broadest range, from lower to upper middle class. Lower class is working class, aka people like tradies. That's how I've always seen it.

But then I'm Australian, where old money doesn't come into it so much.

guitarplaya91
April 29th 2011
485 Comments


Saw frank last night and this song was much better acoustic and live. when he told the story of why he wrote it, it made me appreciate it a lot more. by the way i am disappeared live is unfuckingbelievable.

CelestialDust
April 29th 2011
3157 Comments


he play any other new songs?

guitarplaya91
April 30th 2011
485 Comments


Yeah he played one song which was little odd. it was a story set in old england that was acapello. he also played a song about god not existing. it was really catchy, and it offended a couple people so i guess that's punk. I didn't catch the names of the songs though. My guess for the new album based on the songs i've heard,is that it will be worse than love ire and song, and maybe on par (or sub) for poetry of the deed.

Knott-
Emeritus
April 30th 2011
10198 Comments


glory hallelujah is a really awesome song (the atheist anthem hes been playing)

ConsiderPhlebas
April 30th 2011
6157 Comments


atheist anthem

Knott-
Emeritus
April 30th 2011
10198 Comments


yeh sort of

i mean the refrain is "there is no god" so

ConsiderPhlebas
April 30th 2011
6157 Comments


Down with this sort of thing

Knott-
Emeritus
April 30th 2011
10198 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdapSNjTamk

Kris.
April 30th 2011
12511 Comments


the christians are gonna love this

Knott-
Emeritus
April 30th 2011
10198 Comments


gonna learn this on guitar and go and stand outside kimm's bedroom window and play it all night

ConsiderPhlebas
April 30th 2011
6157 Comments


That's why it's so punk rock. The system will fall any day now.

Kris.
April 30th 2011
12511 Comments


adam i love you

ConsiderPhlebas
April 30th 2011
6157 Comments


That song sucks my balls

Kris.
April 30th 2011
12511 Comments


youre always so gosh darn negative

ConsiderPhlebas
April 30th 2011
6157 Comments


Nah, love Turner. Just not a fan of cheap, preteen controversy.

Knott-
Emeritus
April 30th 2011
10198 Comments


it's clearly not written to be controversial at all though, it's celebratory. he said, when he played it live, it's not meant as a slight on religious people or an argument against god, it's just what he believes combined with the positive consequences of that.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 30th 2011
6157 Comments


Quite a liberal use of the word 'clearly' there. Whether it's what he believes or not is entirely immaterial. The pro-life loonies and the Westboro church only spout what they believe, and that's controversial. I assume he doesn't believe in fairies and aliens, will he be writing a song about them anytime soon? He could have done something clever and witty, could have done something to provoke thought and discussion. Instead he panders to the atheist snobs and sticks a finger up at conservative Christians.

Kris.
April 30th 2011
12511 Comments


youre always so gosh darn negative

ConsiderPhlebas
April 30th 2011
6157 Comments


Nah, love Turner. Just not a fan of cheap, preteen controversy.



Kris.
April 30th 2011
12511 Comments


lol

Knott-
Emeritus
April 30th 2011
10198 Comments


If you say so, man. If you say so.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 30th 2011
6157 Comments


Maybe I just don't like atheist anthems

guitarplaya91
May 3rd 2011
485 Comments


After listening to it a couple more times, I've realized The Atheist Anthem is gonna split up a large majority of his fan base... I never realized till I saw him that he doesn't just have a punk rock or indie following, but also people who are mostly strangers to underground music. A couple people even left the show during the Atheist Anthem. Great and honest music isn't only limited to the open minded.

guitarplaya91
May 3rd 2011
485 Comments


P.s. the people who left the show, sang every word with emotion on every song he played until the Anthem.

ConsiderPhlebas
May 3rd 2011
6157 Comments


Well stop the presses. I've been singing along with his shit for years. Doesn't mean bowing down to everything he says and does.

mitch91
May 4th 2011
414 Comments


Its definitely cos he's on Epitaph, Brett has been rotting his mind...

CelestialDust
May 4th 2011
3157 Comments


i hope his new album will be more consistent than poetry of the deed. gplaya was frank turner playing in Texas or something? haha. can't wait to see those lyrics



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