Frank Turner has a background in "hardcore punk" as a member of the band Million Dead (2001-2005). He's been a solo act ever since, and here it is 2013, and I find myself, oddly enough, in "like" with Turner.
You may know Frank Turner from his major hits, and in fact, may have been turned off by his hits such as "Recovery" and "I Still Believe"; he's also done a bang-up job on some covers such as "Build Me Up Buttercup" (although I know some of you would not think it bests the original by a long shot); he owns it in his rendition, and it's darn good. He even dared to cover Queen's, "Somebody to Love" and again, he does it justice.
He's alternative rock, but it's edgy folk rock, and I've grown fond of hearing his English accent belt out the lyrics of his songs. I actually *like* his hit "Recovery" because the lyrics are "just right" and Turner delivers them with some pop sincerity.
I'm considering getting his newest album, Tape Deck Heart. It has a great theme (Classic break-up album) that follows the demise of a relationship. "The Way I Tend to Be" is getting massive airplay lately, and it's got Turner's signature style all over it.
The songs tell stories. They're catchy. They have an odd folk-punk feel to them, if that makes any sense. Another case of an artist that has grown on me (and a lesson, once again, in "never say never"). :)
Thoughts, anyone? NOTE: I will return to post a few links later.