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Frank Turner releases video for “Blackout”

Frank Turner is to release his new album “Be More Kind” on May 4th via Xtra Mile RecordingsPre-orders are up now. Following the recent video he released for the title track of the record, he has released a video for another song from it, “Blackout”.

You can watch it below.

Frank Turner streams the title track from upcoming album “Be More Kind”

Frank Turner is streaming the title track from his upcoming album “Be More Kind”. The full length is out May 4th via Xtra Mile RecordingsPre-orders are up now. 

The song follows recent single, “1933“. You can have a listen to it below.

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls announce Australia and New Zealand tour

Singer songwriter Frank Turner (and his band The Sleeping Souls) have just announced that they’ll be hitting the road down under in Australia and New Zealand in November and December of 2018. Pre sale tickets start today, and official sales open on Friday, February 2nd. You can pick up a pair of tickets here.

Check out the dates below!

Frank Turner releases video for new track “1933”, details album and tour

Frank Turner has released an animated video for “1933”, taken from his upcoming album “Be More Kind”. The full length is out May 4th via Xtra Mile Recordings. Pre-orders are up now. “1933” follows on from the first advance track from the album, “There She Is“.

The video, album tracklist info and details of a lengthy North American tour, are below.

“Punks in Pubs” Podcast Episode 4 featuring Frank Turner

Liam Bird’s new must hear podcast “Punks in Pubs” is streaming episode 4, which features none other than Frank Turner. Liam and Frank discuss their mutual love of NoFX, Black Flag and Meatloaf. Yes, Meatloaf (I am assuming it’s the singer, but I would be intrigued if it was the food).

You can check out the podcast below or catch up with episodes you may have missed here.

DS Exclusive: 2017 – The Year In Pictures (Jay Stone)

I’m not entirely sure how it’s been a full calendar year since I last put one of these compilation posts together, but here we are. I remember pulling last year’s year-end photo gallery together and thinking “damn…that was a busy year.” Fast forward 365 days, and somehow 2017 was actually busier, featuring nearly three dozen shows in five different states and countless memories that have left me not only crossing items off my bucket list but pinching myself as to how surreal this little hobby has become. I shot shows that varied in scale from catching one of my favorite songwriters (Bryan McPherson) at a little bar (The Thirsty Turtle) in the town I grew up in (Nashua, NH) to catching probably the area’s biggest punk band of the last two decades (Dropkick Murphys) at a 7000 seat hockey arena. I shot two separate Warped Tour stops, one of which (Mansfield, MA) took place in a driving rainstorm that parted for just enough time to allow personal favorites Bad Cop/Bad Cop to play a kick-ass set.

I finally shot longtime faves like The Menzingers and Hot Water Music and The Adolescents and Smoking Popes and Bouncing Souls each for the first time, then shot the Souls twice more. I got to see some old pals like Dave Hause and Jared Hart test the waters in some new projects, and some bands I’ve been friendly with for years, like The Interrupters and Bundles and most importantly my dudes in Rebuilder play on bigger and more prominent stages (that are still somehow smaller than they deserve to be playing). I shot one of my favorite all-time bands (Lucero) on a boat on a picture perfect night in Boston Harbor. But more than anything, I got to share an awful lot of awesome experiences with an awful lot of awesome people, some of whom I’m lucky enough to call friends. I still make a lot of this photography stuff up as I go along, but I try to capture the moments that make performances, no matter how big or small, unique and special – eyes, hands, faces, fists, smiles, scowls, exhaustion, celebration, chaos.

Mike McColgan, Street Dogs

What follows below are some of my favorite moments of the year that I was lucky enough to capture in a way that I’m proud of. If you were at some of these events, hopefully this helps you relive some special moments; if you weren’t able to get out to a show, hopefully we helped bring the experience to you. I’ve got some cool stuff cooked up for 2018; thanks for coming along for the ride!


Music Video: Frank Turner – “I Am Disappeared”

Folk-punk hero Frank Turner has released a brand new music video for his 2011 hit, “I Am Disappeared.” Originally off of his 2011 record, England Keep My Bones, the song has since been re-worked with pianos and a new vocal delivery as part of Turner’s latest release, Songbook.

As Turner puts it, “‘I Am Disappeared’ remains one of the songs in my catalogue I’m most proud of. Somehow the song is still slightly elusive to me, it’s meaning changes in time, and I’m always finding new ways through it.”

The video, mainly comprised of footage from Turner’s 2000th (and coincidentally his biggest US show to date), was shot in Boston earlier this year. You can check it out here.

Songbook was released on November 23rd and serves as a follow up to 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People, both released on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.

Frank Turner announces new album “Songbook”, premieres new song “There She Is”

Folk-punk hero Frank Turner has announced he is releasing a new album titled “Songbook” on November 24th. It seems the album will be a slight retrospective release featuring reworked classics and one new track titled “There She Is” which you can check out below.

Speaking on the release, Turner states:

“I wanted to release a document of what I’ve done so far, including my favourite recorded songs, 10 new alternative versions of older songs, and one new track. It’s a moment of reflection and celebration of my work as a songwriter to date.”

This will be Turner’s first new album since 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People released on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.

Frank Turner releasing new album in 2018

When responding to criticism of his posh “Campfire Punkrock” event, Frank Turner confirmed he will be releasing a new album in 2018. Turner stated that this is “just one small event among everything else I’ll be doing next year – releasing a new record, with the usual run of tours, festivals and benefit shows that comes with that.”

So if paying thousands of dollars to eat hors d’oeuvres and have campfire singalongs isn’t your thing, at least you have a new Frank Turner album to look forward to next year.

Stay tuned for more details on the follow-up to 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People.

DS Exclusive: Frank Turner plays his biggest North American show to date, w/Arkells, The Bouncing Souls (Boston, MA)

Frank Turner wound down the North American touring run in support of his 2015 full-length, Positive Songs For Negative People, in a big, big way; by headlining the Agganis Arena in his adopted American hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. Turner has played the greater Boston area an awful lot over the last decade, and this particular night, Turners 2031st show as a solo artist, marked his biggest headlining show in the Western Hemisphere to date. It doesn’t exactly reek of journalistic credibility to insert yourself and your outlet into a story, but, well, this is 2017 America. Here at Dying Scene, we’ve covered Frank Turner perhaps more extensively than most other artists over the last half-dozen years, and in some ways Dying Scene’s increase in readership has mirrored Turner’s own increase in listenership on this side of “the pond.” It’s not a 1-to-1 causal relationship, mind you, just a reflection on our similar paths; we’ve caught up with him at record store performances and small club shows and large club shows to opening for bands like Dropkick Murphys and manning afternoon sets at larger festivals. So it was with great pleasure (and perhaps more than a little pride) that we got the chance to take in the events of the evening as Turner and his high-powered backing band, The Sleeping Souls, did their best to blow the roof off the not-quite-capacity 7200-seat arena located on the campus of Boston University.

Okay, back to the regularly scheduled, full-journalistic-integrity portion of the recap. Turner took the stage promptly at 9:20pm accompanied by only an acoustic guitar and started in alone on the first few verses of his newest track, “The Sand In The Gears,” before being joined by the remainder of the Sleeping Souls (Ben Lloyd on guitar, Nigel Powell on drums, Tarrant Anderson on bass and Felix Hagan, filling in for new father Matt Nasir on keys/mandolin/tambourine/etc) for the song’s group singalong outro. From there, as you might imagine the bulk of the set’s remaining twenty songs drew from Turner’s three most recent — and most popular — albums; Positive Songs…, 2013’s Tape Deck Heart, and of course, 2011’s breakthrough, England Keep My Bones, though even half-dozen older tracks turned in to rousing, full-audience singalongs as well. Frank Turner fans are notably passionate and rowdy, and the increased scope of the venue didn’t seem to invite very many casual fans; yours truly did several laps around the floor and the seating areas and found nary an ass in their proverbial seat for the bulk of the evening.

No doubt because of his increased popularity in Europe, but Turner didn’t seem overwhelmed by the size of the venue; appreciative and in awe, maybe, but not overwhelmed. While Turner’s roots remain very firmly planted in his love of punk and hardcore and metal, the energy that Turner and his band have always played with are perfectly suited to play to the very back of even the largest venue, performing as though it’s their duty to keep even those in the cheap seats out of their…well…seats. Before the night was over, the set would feature a full-venue “wall of hugs” (think a metal show’s ‘wall of death,’ only with much less death), opener Will Varley circling the venue and selfie-ing with the people in the top of the back row before taking a celebratory Jameson shot with Turner, and the frontman himself crowd-surfing for the bulk of show-closer “Four Simple Words.” As Turner himself pointed out, some of these efforts might seem like (and were, in fact) typical arena rock frontman hijinks, but they have an effect of engaging everybody in the process. Rock shows are, by definition, communal, celebratory events, and Turner and his mates have perfected the art of taking their responsibility to the audience seriously while conversely not taking themselves too seriously at all.

New Jersey punk veterans The Bouncing Souls served as direct support for this particular night, their only night on the Frank Turner tour, and their first Boston show since the release of their 2016 full-length, Simplicity. The Souls have conquered stages across the globe for more than a quarter-century, so they certainly seemed right at home on the Agganis’ large stage. The band ripped through eighteen songs in their forty-ish minute set, kicking things off with “That Song,” from 2001’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation. From a strictly sonic perspective, straight-forward one-guitar punk rock doesn’t necessarily translate well to a large hockey arena, as the sound tends to come across as loud and muddy. That seemed to be the case for the first half of the Souls’ set on this night, although things certainly improved from there. And the four-piece certainly had more than their fair share of amped up fans in attendance, with traditional favorites like “Sing Along Forever,” “Anchors Aweigh,” “Lean On, Sheena” and, of course, “True Believers,” inspiring gang chantalongs from all points (the latter featuring an unannounced, stealth-style on stage appearance from Boston punk legend Mike McColgan on guest vocals).

Arkells had been touring alongside Turner on the bulk of this run, and while they weren’t direct support on this particular evening, they certainly could have been. The Hamilton, Ontario-based five-piece hit the ground running from the first notes of set-opener “A Little Rain (A Song For Pete).” This is the first time that Arkells have graced the pages of Dying Scene, and their power-pop sound is outside the traditional scope of Dying Scene’s coverage spectrum, but their high energy, politically-charged set filled with positivity and unity was perfect for the evening’s overall theme. Arkells frontman Max Kerman rivals Turner’s own energy, and he had propelled himself onto the railing and into the crowd before the first chorus of the set’s aforementioned first song. If you’re a fan of Turner’s brand of arena folk-rock (and we are) and have a penchant for modern rock radio bands like Twenty One Pilots and Catfish and the Bottlemen, give them a Google.

With apologies to show-opener and frequent Turner tour mate Will Varley, the scope of the setting and the check-in procedure contained therein meant that yours truly missed the photo op portion of his set, though the latter half of his set that we did catch (especially “Talking Cat Blues”) were especially well-received be the vocal crowd. We’ll catch you next time, Will; promise.

Check out our full photo gallery below.

The Front Bottoms announced as support act for Blink 182 UK tour

The Front Bottoms have been announced as a support act on Blink 182‘s upcoming UK tour with Frank Turner. Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

The band’s latest album Back on Top was released in 2015 through Fueled By Ramen Records.

New Music: Frank Turner – “The Sand In The Gears”

New music from the great Frank Turner on the first full day of the Chester Cheeto administration. It’s an apropos rallying-cry song called “The Sand In The Gears,” and it was recorded live in concert at Turner’s show in Silver Springs, Maryland, the other night.

You can give the track a listen below.

Turner is currently in the early stages of a big North American tour that wraps up February 18th in Boston. Check out the full tour itinerary here.

Frank Turner announces documentary about himself

Ex-Million Dead, folk troubadour Frank Turner has announced that a new documentary about himself will be released on December 13th, 2016. Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner is set to debut at a special Q and A session with the star of the flick, at Leicester Square, London and will be broadcast to cinemas live on the evening.

You can take a look at the official trailer below.

Frank Turner announces North American tour

Frank Turner is showing no signs of slowing down with another major tour announcement. The folk-punk legend himself will be touring North America next January through February, including some central and western Canadian dates. This tour will begin on January 19th in Silver Spring, MD and will end on February 18th in Boston, MA. You can take a look at the full list of dates and locations below.

Frank Turner last released Positive Songs For Negative People in August 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.

Fifteen Years of Raising Hell – Part Two: Frank Turner, Dave Hause and more on the impact of Lucero

Toward the end of May, Dying Scene published a feature piece marking the fifteenth anniversary of Lucero‘s self-titled debut album. You can read it here if you haven’t done so already. In the course of digging around on the band’s history, however, it dawned on us pretty quickly that any sort of retrospective on Lucero was going to have to dive much deeper than just reexamining their first album. Because, to paraphrase the first couple of paragraphs of that last story, Lucero are, for a great number of people and due to an equally great number of reasons, one of those bands. A band that has a way of not only writing music and lyrics that strike you right in the emotional core, but fundamentally changing

When I started this project a few months ago, I had visions of turning it into a 5,000 word ode to Lucero in my own words. As you’ve probably established, they’re one of those bands for me. The mark of a good storyteller and songwriter is that you are able to paint a picture and strike a nerve that’s so poignant that you put the listener in your shoes, making them feel as though you’re not only singing to them but about them. For myself, like most Lucero fans, the list of songs penned in Ben Nichols’ trademark tone that were probably written precisely about me is at least a couple dozen deep, primarly because the band’s canon is part heartbreaking, part self-deprecating, part cathartic good-time anthem and filled with ever-evolving sonic differences. But let’s be honest; one part-time pseudo-music blogger’s opinion on what he thinks is one of the most important bands in the foundation of this scene isn’t, well…it isn’t that interesting. I mean who do I think I am, Dan Ozzi?

Anyway, with that latter sentiment in mind, we sent out feelers to a couple friends of the scene that we know share our admiration for the ever-changing band of misfits from Memphis, Tennessee. What follows below is, we think, a pretty compelling look at just what makes Lucero Lucero, and what it means to be a fan of the band and of Ben Nichols penchant for songwriting (never that good with words anyway my ass). There are stories of personal encounters (wrapping Christmas presents…drunken tour bus hijinks…etc), there are comparisons to bands like Slayer and NOFX…equal parts entertaining and enlightening and, thanks to the guys we talked to, incredibly thoughtful read. Many thanks to Frank Turner, Dave Hause, and Rebuilder‘s Sal Medrano for the assists! You can head here to scope out Lucero’s upcoming run of US tour dates, which kicks off next weekend (September 24th) in Boston.