A testament to their enduring friendship a decade on, Buddies II: Still Buddies captures their effusive chemistry in an album of electrifying music and eccentric chat.
Following on from the “bleakly humourous” single “The Fleas” (CLASH), and the “delightfully raucous pop rock” of “Bad Times, Good Vibes” (ROLLING STONE), the full album sees the pair pick each other’s brains on an array of topics; from Jon having children to travelling across the USA, Shakespeare and their other buddies too. Guest appearances come from honorary buddies Stephen Egerton (Descendents/ALL) and Todd Beene (Lucero, Chuck Ragan, Glossary).
Written remotely during lockdown, the 10 tracks were recorded in just one day. Buddies II also stands as the first album Turner has recorded, mixed and mastered entirely on his own.
Part podcast, part full-band studio album, Buddies II: Still Buddies is a funny, warm and at times poignant album for these strangest of times. It’s available everywhere today, 13 November 2020, via Xtra Mile Recordings.
FRANK TURNER + JON SNODGRASS
NEW ALBUM: BUDDIES II: STILL BUDDIES – OUT TODAY (13 NOVEMBER 2020), VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS