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Frank Turner



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Hometown: London (UK)

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I used to be in Million Dead you know... It was a lot of fun for four years, and then we broke up, which was a real shame. In the aftermath of years of touring in a hardcore band, ears still ringing, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at the lighter end of my music taste for a while, and follow up my love of all things folk / acoustic / country. And maybe along the way show that it is possible to write simple acoustic music without sounding like james blunt, and whilst retaining some passion, anger, and a sense of humour.

As well as any tunes on here, the good people at Xtra Mile Recordings released my first EP, Campfire Punkrock in 2006, to wild critical acclaim, mass public hysteria and so on. Then in January 2007 my debut album, Sleep Is For The Week, was released. It too got lots of lovely reviews from lots of erudite music journalists, and more importantly, lots of normal people are buying it and enjoying it. This has been followed in quick sucession by another EP, The Real Damage, a split with US legend Jonah Matranga and more touring than anyone else ever in the whole world ever (except possibly Black Flag). A DVD, All About The Destination, followed in late 2007, and the new album, Love Ire & Song was released to further dancing in the streets on March 31st 2008. More touring followed. The second album is due for release in the USA on October 2nd, and there will be another single in the UK, "Long Live The Queen", on October 20th.

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Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart

Frank Turner

Tape Deck Heart (2013)

Interscope

Frank Turner live in New York City

Frank Turner

live in New York City (2013)

live show

Frank Turner / Andrew Jackson Jihad live in Richmond

Frank Turner / Andrew Jackson Jihad

live in Richmond (2011)

live show

Frank Turner England Keep My Bones

Frank Turner

England Keep My Bones (2011)

Epitaph

Frank Turner / Dave Hause / Northcote live in Vancouver

Frank Turner / Dave Hause / Northcote

live in Vancouver (2010)

live show

Frank Turner / Chuck Ragan / Ben Nichols live in Sydney

Frank Turner / Chuck Ragan / Ben Nichols

live in Sydney (2010)

live show

Frank Turner Poetry of the Deed

Frank Turner

Poetry of the Deed (2009)

Epitaph

Austin Lucas / Frank Turner Under the Influence Vol. 8 [7 inch]

Austin Lucas / Frank Turner

Under the Influence Vol. 8 [7 inch] (2009)

Suburban Home

Gaslight Anthem / Frank Turner live in Birmingham

Gaslight Anthem / Frank Turner

live in Birmingham (2009)

live show

Frank Turner Love, Ire and Song

Frank Turner

Love, Ire and Song (2008)

Xtra Mile Recordings

Frank Turner Sleep Is for the Week

Frank Turner

Sleep Is for the Week (2007)

Xtra Mile

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Current Releases

Frank TurnerPolaroid Picture [EP]

Frank Turner

Polaroid Picture [EP]

February 3, 2014

Interviews

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Frank Turner: Part 1

Monday, July 27, 2009 at 7:10 PM (EDT)

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Frank Turner (Part 2)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Frank Turner

Monday, June 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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We'll Do it Live: With Frank Turner

Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Tours: Frank Turner (east coast)
Frank Turner has announced a short run of east coast shows for the spring. The two South Carolina shows are also serving as rain dates for people who previously bought tickets to shows that had to be cancelled. Turner said: We're…
March 27, 2014
Tours: Frank Turner announces 'Polaroid Picture' EP
Singer/songwriter Frank Turner has revealed the cover art and track listing for his forthcoming EP, Polaroid Picture. The five song EP features three cover songs of Biffy Clyro,…
January 10, 2014
Tours: The Replacements, AFI, Anti-Flag confirmed for Coachella 2014
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival have unveiled the line up for this year's events. Acts such as The Replacements, AFI, Anti-Flag, Superchunk, Frank Turner,…
January 09, 2014
Tours: Frank Turner recording Mongol Horde album
Frank Turner has hit the studio to record for his side project, Mongol Horde. He announced the band back in August 2011 and released new music last…
December 16, 2013
Videos: Frank Turner: "River" (Joni Mitchell)
Frank Turner recently sat down with Folk-O-Rama and performed a cover of "River," originally by Joni Mitchell. The original version appears on Mitchell's 1971 album…
November 06, 2013
Tours: Frank Turner / Flogging Molly / Beans on Toast
Frank Turner, Flogging Molly, and Beans on Toast will be touring the UK together in February of next year. You can click Read More for the…
October 31, 2013
Media: Brian Falllon: "Capo 4th Fret" (Tony Sly)
Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem has posted his tribute to Tony Sly, a cover of Tony's "Capo 4th Fret." The original appeared on 2010's 12 Song Program. Last week, Frank…
October 23, 2013
Media: Frank Turner: "Keira" (Tony Sly)
Frank Turner has released his cover of the late Tony Sly's "Keira" as part of the Fat Wreck Chords'…
October 18, 2013
Videos: Frank Turner & Matt Nasir: "Wherefore Art Thou Gene Simmons?"
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls pianist Matt Nasir performed a piano version of "Wherefore Art Thou Gene Simmons?" The track is a B-side from Turner's most recent full length, Tape Deck Heart , released in…
October 14, 2013
Punknews Podcast: The week of October 1st, 2013
Last week on the Punknews Podcast, Adam White and John Gentile chatted about recent developments of the punk news variety, including George Rebelo of Hot Water Music joining the Bouncing Souls, the end of the…
October 09, 2013

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