As an EP, the Real Damage is great. The title track is a brilliant, bouncy, lilting ode to life in London. It is both funny and poignant, and exhibits brilliantly Frank Turner's ability to create lyrics of the highest order.
It is followed by four great tracks - my favourites being Sea Legs, about the difficulties that come with Frank's passion for the road, and Heartless B***tard Motherf***er, about how frustrating it is that most people who behave inadvisably don't admit it. But both of those explanations are, of course, totally inadequate to describe the brilliance of Frank Turner. The key here is that there are four songs here which aren't available on Frank Turner's albums, and which are simply excellent. In some ways I don't think the songs here are as crisp as those included on his later releases, but in others they are just as good. If you are a Frank Turner fan, then you should probably own this. If you've never heard of him then The Real Damage as a song is the place to start, and you could do worse than own this EP!