Watch the New Frank Turner Video “There She Is”

Frank Turner
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English post-punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner has just released his new video “There She Is”.

The video was filmed at the legendary RAK Studios and is taken from his upcoming retrospective album Songbook which reimagines songs from across Turner’s six albums, due on the 24th November.

Check out “There She Is” below:

Paddy McHugh Announces new Album City Bound Trains

Paddy McHugh
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Post-punk singer-songwriter Paddy McHugh has just announced plans to release his new album City Bound Trains on the 29th September.

McHugh has busy making a name for himself as a solid live performer recently and he’s already been announced for a handful of upcoming festivals including Dashville Skyline and HOBOFOPO.

The first single from City Bound Trains is the title track which has a brand new video – check it out here:

To celebrate the release of City Bound Trains Paddy McHugh will be heading out on tour this October. The full list of dates are here:

Saturday 30th September – Dashville Skyline, Belford, NSW
Sunday 1st October – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th October – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 8th October – HOBOFOPO, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 14th October – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 20th October – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Friday 27th October – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, NSW

Track By Track: Good Days, These Days – Quinton Trembath

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Avid journaler, constant traveller and part time accordionist, Quinton Trembath, has returned to punk influenced acoustic guitar to chronicle his stories of friends and places. Just six months after releasing his first EP, Tuns of Fun, Trembath is back with new EP Good days, These Days, recorded in Hobart with the help of Cal Young and Hannah Morrell.

For some added context to the new songs, he has provided us with a photo and anecdote for each song.

1. “Glenorchy” – Glenorchy is a suburb fifteen minutes north of Hobart where I was blessed to spend a week sharing a lounge-room floor with these ten smelly punks. The friendship was cemented one stormy night when Elliott rescued me from the rushing storm-water I had fallen into while we drunkenly explored Hobart’s underground rivulets.


2. “Footscray” – Footscray is a suburb fifteen minutes west of Melbourne where I have spent the past three months making friends, writing songs and sleeping on couches. The few uninspiring months I spent working in Coffs Harbour at the end of last year filled me with a craving for a life more inspiring and I am stoked to be now living in a place where I can see my all my favourite bands both on stage as well as in the local Savers store.


3. “Hazelbrook” – Hazelbrook is a suburb twenty minutes east of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains where my friend Maizy keeps herself busy with a myriad of jobs, bands, studies and other things. We often try to catch up, but due to her unaccommadating schedule of endless commitments and my penchant for constant travel, we’ve found writing letters to be by and far the sweetest way to keep in touch.


4. “Bonville” – Bonville is a suburb 15 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, where on a particularly depressing afternoon in December, my long time friend Rae and I were lucky to find that sometimes all it takes to lift a horrendous mood and derail a suicide pact is an old friend, a case of cheap tins and a rickety swinging garden chair dumped on a curbside.


5. “Glebe” – Glebe is a suburb ten minutes out of Sydney’s CBD where my bicycle frequently spent the night locked up to the front railing of my friend Ellen’s charming terrace home last year. I wrote this song in Vietnam after spending a number of days with her in Indonesia where she nursed me back to health from a bad case of food poisoning.


Good Days, These Days can be downloaded for “name your price” at Quinton Trembath’s Bandcamp.

Quinton Trembath has a number of New South Wales gigs coming up this week – check out the full list below:

Thursday 27th April – Get Folk Punked @ Lazybones, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 29th April – Station Bar, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 30th April – The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Frank Turner Announces New Album

Frank Turner
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Everyone’s favourite English post-punk troubadour Frank Turner has just announced plans to release his sixth album, Positive Songs For Negative People. The album, which is due on the 7th August, was recorded by Turner in Nashville over nine days, mostly live.

The full track listing for Positive Songs For Negative People is below along with the video for the first single “The Next Storm”:

1. The Angel Islington
2. Get Better
3. The Next Storm
4. The Opening Act Of Spring
5. Glorious You
6. Mittens
7. Out Of Breath
8. Demons
9. Josephine
10. Love Forty Down
11. Silent Key
12. Song For Josh

Crowns Announce EP and New Video “Full Swing”

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When I was sent the Communion Flowerpot Sessions album for review last year there was one track that comepletely blindsided me. Most of the songs on the live compilation were sweet or bluesy singer-songwriter numbers, all of which I was a big fan of. But the closing track, “Little Eyes”, was by an unknown band Crowns and was more a drunken, rollicking singalong that just didn’t want to end than a completely realised piece of music. But the more I listened to the album the more I came to look forward finishing up with this song and these days it’s probably my favourite track.

So who are Crowns? They’re a group of lads from Cornwall who have somehow created their own subgenre of folk music that we’re going to attempt to call shanty-punk. They’ve a new self-titled EP on the way which features songs with names like “Whose Pint’s Whose” and “She Swears Like a Sailor” – that should give you some indication of what to expect from the guys. Crowns is due for release in the UK on the 5th March.

The first single and video from the EP is “Full Swing”. Check it out in all its glory below:

Frank Turner Announces New Album “England Keep My Bones” and Australian Tour Details

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Moments ago, British Folk-Punk superstar, Frank Turner, announced via his blog that he’ll be releasing a new album called England Keep My Bones on the 7th of June, 2011. The former Million Dead frontman also announced details for an extensive tour of Australia throughout April. Although these dates are prior to the album release, it’ll be a good chance to have a listen to Turner’s new stuff before he releases it. No other details in regards to track listings or album art have been released as yet, but the full dates for the Australian tour are below. Click here to view Turner’s full blog post.

Those who are unfamiliar with the whole acoustic post-punk movement would be absolutely astounded to discover the far-reachingness of the genre. It seems that all the kids that used to be listening to and playing in punk bands back in the ’90s and early 2000s have moved on to appropriating the folk genre with brutal injections of that classic punk intensity. For local examples check out Sydney’s Isaac Graham or Adelaide’s Ben David.

13th April- East Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC
14th April- Enigma, Adelaide, SA
15th April- Annadale Hotel, Sydney, NSW
16th April- Rosies, Brisbane, QLD
17th April- Amplifier, Perth, WA

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