Frank Turner hat zusammen mit Matt Nasir das folgende Tiny Desk Konzert beim NPR gegeben. Matt Nasir ist eigentlich der Pianist in der Band von Frank Turner, er spielt aber seit kurzem auch Mandoline. Drei schöne Songs, mit Mandoline, Gitarre und Gesang.
Frank Turner: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
The U.K. singer-songwriter and a bandmate are just two men with unplugged instruments, but they still convey the bawdy rowdiness of a full band. Performing three songs in the NPR Music offices, Turner shines in what may well be the most brightly lit performance space he’s ever graced.
For his Tiny Desk close-up, the U.K. singer-songwriter isn’t actually alone — he brings along the pianist in his band The Sleeping Souls, Matt Nasir, who joins in on mandolin — but Turner still does plenty to convey the bawdy rowdiness of a full band on his own. Opening with the terrifically anthemic, rehab-themed first single from his new album Tape Deck Heart (sample line: „On the first night we met, you said, ‚Well, darling, let’s make a deal/If anybody ever asks us, let’s just tell them that we met in jail'“), Turner shines in what may well be the most brightly lit performance space he’s ever graced. –STEPHEN THOMPSON
„The Way I Tend To Be“
Dasselbe Video bei NPR: http://www.npr.org/event/music/198794929/frank-turner-tiny-desk-concert
Ergänzend dazu das folgende Interview mit Frank Turner in der Sendung World Cafe des NR:
Frank Turner On World Cafe
On this installment of World Cafe, Turner talks about everything from songwriting to politics — and even a little bit about his tattoos.
Frank Turner: A Punk Poet With A Confessional Streak
On a visit to NPR’s Washington D.C. office that also included an acoustic Tiny Desk Concert, Frank Turner spoke with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about his music, performing at the London Olympics and attending the same school as Prince William. Click the audio link to hear more of their conversation.