Watching Frank Turner perform all of his (exceptional) album England Keep My Bones the other week - with a packed, young crowd bellow along to every word - got me thinking. Who else is actually writing songs about being proud to be English (or in some cases, British?)? Was there anyone else?
I have no idea how this one came up. A particular song was mentioned in the pub on the Monday night of Whitby last month, and all of a sudden five or six of us were coming up with a long, long list of songs along the same lines.