The Rock City archives: 2014

Mongol Horde

  • Friday 27th June 2014
  • Supported by: Palehorse, Oxygen Thief

Frank Turner's band, Möngöl Hörde are coming to Rock City!

Möngöl Hörde is an English hardcore punk band formed in 2012. The group features Frank Turner on vocals, Ben Dawson on drums and Matt Nasir on guitar. Turner and Dawson are both former members of hardcore punk outfit Million Dead. Frank Turner is now best known for his solo folk-punk material, and Matt Nasir is part of his backing band, The Sleeping Souls. Lyrically, Möngöl Hörde is not as serious as Frank Turner's other projects, with Turner stating, "Lyrically it's very different from what I do now, it's kind of depraved. The first song we wrote is about Natalie Portman's tapeworm using her as a glove puppet to lead an uprising in Hollywood. We're writing a whole pile of new songs and we're going to do some live dates soon."

The group has released 3 recorded tracks so far: "Casual Threats From Weekend Hardmen" (accompanied by a music video), "How The Communists Ruined Christmas" and "Tapeworm Uprising". The band made their live débuts at free shows in London and Leeds in the two days before the band played on the Lock Up Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival.

Their self-titled debut album is set to be released on 26th May.