Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Salad Days Magazine | April 21, 2024

Scroll to top

Top

No Comments

FRANK TURNER NEW TRACK ‘GIRL FROM THE RECORD SHOP’

FRANK TURNER NEW TRACK ‘GIRL FROM THE RECORD SHOP’
Salad Days

NEW ALBUM ‘UNDEFEATED’ TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 3RD VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS.

Frank Turner releases ‘Girl From The Record Shop’, the latest track following ‘No Thank You For The Music’ and ‘Do One’ to be taken from his tenth album ‘Undefeated’, out May 3rd via Xtra Mile Recordings. The breakneck ‘Girl From the Record Shop’ is a brilliant Frankenstein’s mashup of messrs. Bragg and Costello. Two towering influences, for sure, but Turner wrestles them into something wholly his own. Speaking on the track, Frank explains, “‘Girl From The Record Shop’ is a little power-pop flight of fancy, a teenage dream of romance for my inner music nerd, complete with an admission of my inevitable adolescent failure. Short sharp and to the point.” Frank says: “There are no clichés about the difficult 10th album, so in some ways, that’s a liberating statement. But at the same time, I have a duty to justify writing and releasing a 10th album. That’s a lot of records for anybody. Also, I’m 42. Which is not a sexy, rock’n’roll age. But all through my career, I’ve been interested in writers like Loudon Wainwright III or The Hold Steady, people who write about adulthood, essentially.” The release of ‘Undefeated’ will of course see this punk-rock road-warrior tour with the tenacity and intense schedules that he’s renowned for (such as the sprawling 50 States in 50 Days North American tour) but with even bigger ambitions that will be revealed in due course as he nears his 3000th (!) gig. But for now, anticipate the new album: a typically energising, literate, playful and provocative set from a musician who remains ‘Undefeated’ after a quarter-of-a-century in the game. While thematically ‘Undefeated’ is informed by this time in life, sonically it’s full of echoes to influences that Frank has touched upon at various moments in his kaleidoscopic career. It switches from Black Flag to Counting Crows, from Descendents to The Pogues, via Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg. Its freewheeling nature is reflective not only of his new-found independence, but also of the creative environment he found himself in. As usual, it was entirely written by himself, but this is the first album that he produced himself, recorded in the home studio that he and his wife, Jessica Guise, share on Mersea Island, Essex. It features his live band: Ben Lloyd (guitar), Tarrant Anderson (bass), Callum Green (drums) and Matt Nasir (piano).

‘UNDEFEATED’ Tracklisting:

1. ‘Do One’

2. ‘Never Mind The Back Problems’

3. ‘Ceasefire’

4. ‘Girl From The Record Shop’

5. ‘Pandemic PTSD’

6. ‘Letters’

7. ‘East Finchley’

8. ‘No Thank You For The Music’

9. ‘The Leaders’

10. ‘International Hide And Seek Champions’

11. ‘Show People’

12. ‘On My Way’

13. ‘Somewhere Inbetween’

14. ‘Undefeated’

Submit a Comment