Video: Frank Turner & Jon Snodgrass

Back in 2010, Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass set themselves the challenge of writing an entire album in one day.  The result was ‘Buddies’, an unpolished record that became a cult favourite.  Ten years on and the song-writing friends have done it again.  ‘Buddies II: Still Buddies’ was once again created in a day, with the pair working remotely during the lockdown.  This time around, they enlisted two more ‘buddies’ to help out: Stephen Egerton (Descendents/ALL) on drums and Todd Beene (Lucero, Chuck Ragan) on pedal steel.

This latest single from the album is a melancholy reflection on isolation.  Snodgrass says: “While we were writing this record, my dog Carlos was at my feet scratching himself. It reminded me of a great George Carlin bit, about how the world would end up shaking us off like a Bad Case Of The Fleas.”  Turner adds: “When Jon and I write quick songs together as Buddies, sometimes they can be pretty frivolous, given the time constraints. But sometimes we stumble across something a little more serious, like in ‘The Fleas’. I really like this song.”  If this is the apocalypse, at least it sounds good.

Author: Andrew Frolish

From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Lukas Nelson, Midland, Jarrod Dickenson.

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