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Frank Turner, Billy The Kid Perform "This Sure As Hell Ain't My Life" Duet

Frank_Turner_620It’s true that I think almost everything Frank Turner touches turns out to be a work of art, and by the sounds of this new duet with Billy The Kid, I’m holding to that. Produced by Turner himself back in January, Billy The Kid’s soon to be titled album will drop May 26 via Xtra Mile Recordings, and will feature a duet with Turner titled “This Sure As Hell Ain’t My Life.” While you’ll have to wait until May to hear the final version, you can check out a rehearsal video filmed at Reservoir Studios in London below. (more…)

Frank Turner Debuts "The Way I Tend To Be" Video

English folk singer Frank Turner has released the official video for his latest single, “The Way I Tend To Be.”

Some people cannot help digging themselves a hole in life. More times than not, these same people climb out of those holes only to find themselves in another in no time at all. The idea is the central theme for “The Way I Tend To Be,” with Turner digging holes in the countryside while singing of how his choices actions have impacted his life and the lives of those near him. It’s a gorgeous a video and a wonderful track. Click below to view the video.

Turner’s new album, Tape Deck Heart, is available now wherever music is sold. (more…)

Frank Turner Posts "Plain Sailing Weather" Performance Video

Altpress have partnered with Frank Turner to premiere a performance video of a new Tape Deck Heart track entitled, Plain Sailing Weather.

The latest folk anthem to surface from Turner in 2013, Plain Sailing Weather is everything fans have come to expect from the singer/songwriter. The lyrics tell the tale of a relationship on the rocks, the realization you’ve done wrong, and accepting that sometimes the position you find yourself in is undeniably your own fault. It’s a sentiment matched perfectly with Turner’s signature vocals, and the performance is every bit as emotive as one could hope. Click here to view the clip.

Tape Deck Heart has been an anticipated release of our staff since 2012, and soon it will be available for all to enjoy. Keep an eye out for our review to surface in the coming week.

Soundtrax: Anti-Valentine's Day Songs

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For those of you who couldn’t stand all the sap in our Valentine’s Day playlist, this one’s for you. We’ve filled this week’s Soundtrax with heartache, misery, and a touch of independence for those of you looking to get away from candy-filled hearts and store-bought flowers. Frank Turner, the Buzzcocks, and OurStage artist the Airborne Toxic Event are just a few of the bands on this week’s list that are right there beside you.

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Frank Turner Announces New Album 'Tape Deck Heart'

Last year Frank Turner made waves in England and abroad by playing the Olympics pre-show, launching a signature beer, unveiling his hardcore bandMí¶ngí¶l Hí¶rde, and ending the year with a new single called “Four Simple Words.” But just where was the accompanying album?

Enter: Tape Deck Heart. Set for an April 23 release, the album will also have a deluxe edition available.

“There will be two versions – the normal record, and then a special edition with special packaging and an extra six songs.” Turner explained, “I’m pleased as punch with it. Some of you will know some of the songs from us playing them live, but there’s a whole bunch of new stuff on there as well. I hope you like it!”

As successful as 2012 was for Frank Turner, we have a feeling that 2013 isn’t going to be too shabby either. Check out the track listing and artwork after the jump. (more…)

Frank Turner Releases "Four Simple Words"

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Yesterday may have been Christmas, but that doesn’t mean today doesn’t hold a little musical present for the Frank Turner lovers out there. Turner has released a new track called “Four Simple Words” off his forthcoming untitled album. The track, which is available for free download via Xtra Mile Recordings, is quirky, upbeat, and classically Turner, leaving expectations high for the album’s spring 2013 release.

You can listen for yourself after the jump and let us know your thoughts in the comments! (more…)

Refused Announce End Of Reunion

That’s right folks. It was fun while it lasted, but the gentlemen in Refused have decided to call it quits again. I guess they just wanted one last taste of the punk rock lifestyle before returning to whatever adult life they live now. According to Pitchfork, the band’s final show will be in their homeland of Umeí¥, Sweden on December 15. Part of the announcement on their facebook page:

“And now it is coming to a close. It’s been kind to us. And that old punkrock golem ‘The shape of punk to come’ has done good. The hatchet is buried, 1998 is not such a terrible memory for us anymore. We’re going home. And we’re doing it in style.”

You can read the rest of the message here. Hopefully some of you got to see Refused this year. Looks like this may be the final goodbye… unless perhaps they decide to give it another go in 2025!

If you like Refused, then you might also like OurStage’s own Throw The Goat.

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Frank Turner Launches Signature Beer

If you like raw rock and roll and long sunny afternoons paired with a little sundown drinking, then you’re gonna love Frank Turner‘s signature beer, Believe. Aptly named after his hit track I Still Believe, Frank Turner is proving once again that he’s not only a brilliant, humble musician, but he’s got a long list of talents to back that up.

Turner began working with the team at Signature Brew back in March, creating a 4.8% Belgian style wheat beer, which is said to be a modern twist on the traditional wheat beer encompassing citrus and orange flavor. Speaking about the experience, Turner said:

Being asked to design a beer was a new one for me, he said. I don’t know masses about beer, other than that I like drinking it a whole lot. In the end I learned a lot, had a fun evening getting hammered, and ended up with a beer with my name on the label, which is pretty much the pinnacle of any road-dog’s ambitions. I’m very much looking forward to sinking a few with friends after a show.

You can pick up a pack of Believe at Signature Brew’s website and view a video of Turner discussing the experience right here.

If you like Frank Turner, check out OurStage artist Bronze Radio Return.

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Jekyll & Hyde: Rockers And Their Alter Ego Side Projects

It’s always interesting to find out that one of your favorite artists, known for a particular genre, is quite talented in another style of music. Sometimes fans get so used to a person as a specific character fulfilling a familiar role that, at times, it can be a surprise to hear the musician’s alter ego. Often times though, it can be and eye-opening experience, creating crossovers and introducing listeners to a new style of music that they would have otherwise been oblivious to. So, with that in mind, I’d like to acknowledge and pay respect to a few eclectic rockers who have challenged their fanbases with side-projects that are almost polar opposites from their main work. Some you may know, others may surprise you. In the end, you may feel inspired to finally start that pseudo-electronic jazz fusion folk band you’ve been dreaming about for so long. (more…)

Frank Turner's New Hardcore Band Möngöl Hörde Releases Another New Song

British singer-songwriter Frank Turner is fronting a new hardcore band called Mí¶ngí¶l Hí¶rde. They have released a second recording via YouTube called “How The Communists Ruined Christmas.” With a raw, ruthless, “no-shits-given” attitude on these new tracks, the band sounds like a revival of 90s underground hardcore, particularly reminiscent of Refused. In the midst of our constantly changing music industry and the incessant overproduction of rock and roll, Mí¶ngí¶l Hí¶rde might be just what the doctor ordered.

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