The Gathering is a peach. Providing the familiar gangs-all-here chanting chorus, Frank Turner’s offering is much of the same, but the same is in safe hands.
From The opening rocky riff, interspersed with thumping bass drum, The Gathering will be a festival favourite. Turner is unquestionably a festival performer, possessing a panache for eliciting emotion across demographics. His anthemic musical arrangement is matched only by his capacity as a raconteur. A winning combination at beer soaked festival grounds; something The Gathering clearly yearns for in a post-COVID-19 world.
In no way is The Gathering an evolutionary progression for Turner; it’s simply a strong showcase of what he does better than any other artist of a similar elk. Turner’s elk is often emulated but never successfully encroached.