As I sit here prepping this post, I noticed something odd, or not odd perhaps. My top 5 consists of a Brit and 4 Canadians. Not much bias on this blog. My Top 5, in no particular order.
5 “Recovery” by Frank Turner
4 “So Blind” by David Myles
3 “I Was a Fool” by Tegan and Sara
2 “Red Hands” by Walk Off the Earth
1 “What I Wouldn’t Do” by Serena Ryder
With the success of Mumford and Sons, and folk in general, when I run across an English folk musician, I give it a thorough listen. Frank Turner is an English folk singer and songwriter, with some undertones of punk and alternative. He was the singer in a hardcore punk band called “Million Dead”. He embarked on a solo career when the band split up in 2005. Since the break up, he has recorded 4 EP’s and 4 albums. His most recent album is called “England, Keep My Bones” which was released in June of 2011. The cut I have added here is “If I Ever Stray”, his most recent single release off the album (August 29, 2011). A very enjoyable video.
Frank Turner Discography and other stuff can be found here.