WATCH: Frank Turner Performs at BBC AMERICA’s SXSW Roadhouse

Frank Turner performs live at the BBC America Roadhouse at South By Southwest in Austin. (Photo: Kerry Gray/Getty Images)

Frank Turner performs live at the BBC America Roadhouse at South By Southwest in Austin. (Photo: Kerry Gray/Getty Images)

British folk-punk artist Frank Turner has amassed a loyal following through hard touring and brash live shows. He hit the big time in 2012 with two massive achievements, performing at the Olympics opening ceremony and selling out the massive Wembley Arena in the U.K. Banging his acoustic guitar like a bongo, the singer-songwriter ensured that the roof was sufficiently raised when he performed at BBC AMERICA’s Roadhouse at South By Southwest on March 8.

If you weren’t lucky enough to be in Austin For SXSW, we can now bring you two EXCLUSIVE music videos of his performances, including a vividly raw take on “Recovery,” the first single from his soon-to-be-released fifth album Tape Deck Heart.

“Recovery”

“If I Ever Stray”

And have a look at our interview with Frank after his performance. He shows us his Texas tattoo and tells us why he was hassled by Natalie Portman fans online.


Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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