Two thousand live shows is no easy feat by any means. And Thursday night, Frank Turner, one of Britain’s hardest working musicians had his turn to celebrate the milestone. Backed by his band, The Sleeping Souls and bringing along friends from the beginning of his solo career, Beans on Toast and The Tailors. For the latter’s first show in six years. Continue reading Live Review: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Show #2000 – Nottingham, Rock City
‘Get Better’ a documentary film about Frank Turner directed by Ben Morse will air for one night only in UK cinemas on December 13th.
Distributed by StudioCanal, the film documents Frank’s ever busy touring life with his band The Sleeping Souls. Streaming from Leicester Square, the film will be accompanied by a live set followed by a Q&A. Continue reading Frank Turner Documentary ‘Get Better’ To Air December 13th
Frank Turner’s follow up to Positive Songs for Negative People, the Mittens EP is rife with metaphors. On the five track EP, Turner releases some of his inner-history nerd, and takes on the voice of a sad and confused armadillo.
The EP starts with the title track, “Mittens”, originally a single from Positive Songs. Admittedly, it is probably my least favorite track from the album, but it’s become a fan favorite and the music video, which features Turner in an Elvis Presley costume, is phenomenal. Overall, I just never really bought into the mittens/gloves metaphor, and the tone is a little too poppy for my taste. I definitely prefer the acoustic version of the song on the deluxe version of the album.
Continue reading EP Review: Frank Turner-Mittens
To anyone who celebrated today, Happy Thanksgiving from the Daily Slice staff! To anyone who doesn’t celebrate, we hope you have lots to be thankful for and you ate lots of yummy food today anyway, even if it wasn’t for a holiday. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the songs we’re thankful for this holiday season. What songs are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, and on Twitter!
The Naked and Famous – “All of This”
“I’m thankful for this song because #1: it open the record in the style of a really well thought out thesis statement, foreshadowing all that is to come and all the musical stylings that are to be expanded upon through the rest of the album. I usually throw on this album after an exhausting day or when I just need to decompress my whirlwind mind and chill out for a bit. #2 I’m a total theory nerd and love that it’s in quintuple meter which most pop songs don’t do. It gives it an impossibly cool feel and works so well for the whole vibe of the track. #3 it’s just a really damn good, timeless song with great lyrics AND on top of all that it’s got a sick guitar solo too so what’s not to love??” –Nick Continue reading Songs We’re Thankful For
The last weekend of September 2015 was unforgettable for Frank Turner fans in Boston, as he and his band, the Sleeping Souls, played two sold out shows in a row at the Boston House of Blues. Turner also performed a solo acoustic set at the Newbury Comics in Harvard Square on Saturday afternoon. That’s right-three Boston shows in just two days. The current tour lineup has been referred to by fans as the “Xtra Mile Party Tour”, as Turner and the Souls promote their new album, Positive Songs for Negative People, with support from Xtra Mile Recordings label-mates Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister.
The Friday night performance kicked off with a bang, with Beans on Toast and his simple acoustic guitar warming up the crowd with some “drunk folk” songs. Despite being the first support, Beans was greeted with a welcoming crowd, eager to participate in a call and response portion of the song “Fuck You Nashville” and singing along to “Charlie” in their best “reggae” voices. Continue reading Concert Review: Frank Turner at the House of Blues and Newbury Comics in Boston