Frank Turner Says the Armed Stole His Recordings for Their New Song

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Frank Turner, February 2019 (Venla Shalin/Redferns)
Frank Turner, February 2019 (Venla Shalin/Redferns)

Earlier this week, Detroit hardcore collective the Armed shared a brand new track known as “FT. FRANK TURNER” as a part of the Adult Swim Singles program. On Facebook, the Armed wrote that the monitor is “riddled with uncleared samples.” After the track got here out, it caught the eye of UK musician Frank Turner, who mentioned it incorporates archival vocal recordings of his and that he has “no idea how they got hold of it.”

“O…K. So the band The Armed (who I quite like) have put out a song using my name. Whatever to that,” Frank Turner tweeted on June 5. “But it also uses some recorded vocals of mine from a session about 8 years ago (a song I never finished).” He added that he’s “not very stoked about recordings getting used like that” and that “no one involved [is] getting back to him.”

Turner did say that, had the Armed requested him, he seemingly would have granted permission to be used “because I think they’re ace,” however however condemned “raiding archives like this.” Find Frank Turner’s tweets beneath.

When reached by Pitchfork, representatives for the Armed merely pointed to American appropriation artist Sherrie Levine. Pitchfork has additionally contacted representatives for Adult Swim Singles.