Punk Goes All Singer-Songwriter
Frank Turner has shown what a success this can be, his latest album England Keep My Bones peaked at number twelve in the U.K. album chart and topped its indie equivalents. Frank Turner and Ben Marwood aren’t alone; they’ve inspired more to follow in their stead. Mike Scott, another U.K. punk veteran and former guitarist in melodic Punk Rock group Phineus Gage recently released a full album entitled (Almost) Everything Else for download and has been playing shows up and down the country.
Dropout Dan, a rising talent who has been labeled the next Frank Turner recently gave away his latest EP Do You Remember with the magazine Big Cheese and if his talent is anything to go by, Dropout Dan looks in line to achieve big things. Many members of this growing genre including Mike Scott and Frank Turner are long standing members of the U.K. punk rock scene. They represent a maturing generation of punks now set to transmitting their liberal politics through a new medium, a medium which holds a more widespread appeal that the public are reacting to.
Acoustic Punk is growing; Singer Song-writers that come with a varied message and not just a love song are growing within U.K. music and this revitalized genre looks set to make its mark in the future.