Folk-punk hero Frank Turner has announced the re-emergence of his hardcore punk side-project Möngöl Hörde and a short UK tour!
Nowadays, the vast majority of rock fans are probably most familiar with Frank Turner from either his brilliant career of folk-punk albums as a solo artist and with backing band The Sleeping Souls, or his preceding work in the early 2000’s fronting post-hardcore outfit Million Dead. In 2012 however, Turner managed to combine members from the two bands and came out with a new band – Möngöl Hörde. With songs about such topics as “Natalie Portman’s tapeworm using her as a glove puppet to lead an uprising in Hollywood”, and a gleefully deranged sound, the band quickly amassed a cult following from two intimate debut headline shows in August and at Reading & Leeds Festivals, and would eventually go on to release a 2014 self-titled debut album (their sole recorded output to date) to praise from both fans and critics alike. The band went on to play Reading Festival again that year before suddenly becoming dormant again as its members returned to other projects and Frank and began writing for what would become his sixth album, Positive Songs For Negative People.
Now though, Frank, and bandmates Matt Nasir (baritone guitar, The Sleeping Souls) and Ben Dawson (drums, ex-Million Dead) are set to bring Möngöl Hörde back to life this week for four live dates across the UK – taking in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London for what are sure to be some of the most chaotic shows that will take place in 2018. Miss them at your peril!
You can catch Möngöl Hörde at the following dates:
25th Jan – Glasgow @ King Tuts
26th Jan – Manchester @ Academy 3
27th Jan – Birmingham @ O2 Institute
28th Jan – London @ Scala
Tickets for the tour are virtually sold out. Details of the last remaining tickets for all shows can be found on the Möngöl Hörde Facebook Page.