What is your name and band/label/etc?
Frank Turner, Xtra Mile Recordings.
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun - Death
- Tim Barry - 40 Miler
- Godspeed You Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
- Converge - All That We Love We Leave Behind
- Franz Nicolay - Do The Struggle
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
The National. Amazing band.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
I don't really think of music in years like that.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
New album and much touring.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Apart from mine (haha), the new Frightened Rabbit record.
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
I have no idea.