Frank Turner is a name known the world over since his appearance at the Olympic Opening Ceremony, where he ushered in the London games with three tunes. However, the music we’ve heard from his new project Mongol Hodre couldn’t be more different.
Casual Threats From Weekend Hardmen is the first song to be heard from the hardcore outfit, which features another member from Turner’s previous band Million Dead. Speaking to NME, the folk punk vocalist described his new lyrical direction as “deprived” compared to his solo work, further explaining: “the first song they wrote is about Natalie Portman’s tapeworm using her as a glove puppet to lead an uprising in Hollywood.”
Turner has also explained how UK radio station XFM was the reason he was chosen to perform at the opening ceremony, which was viewed by millions of people all over the world. He stated that the artistic director for the ‘lympics heard Turners tunes over the airwaves and got his entire back catalogue. Check out the track below.