Thursday, 7 March 2013

Frank Turner - album, single & video

OUT 22nd APRIL 2013

Following a year that saw a headline sold-out Wembley Arena show and a performance at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Frank Turner will release ‘Tape Deck Heart’, his highly anticipated fifth studio album on 22nd April through Xtra Mile Recordings. Produced and mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Weezer, Rage Against the Machine, Interpol) ‘Tape Deck Heart’ is the follow-up to the Winchester-born folk/punk hero’s 2011 album ‘England Keep My Bones’ which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

The first single from ‘Tape Deck Heart’ will be the sublime ‘Recovery’. One of several break-up songs on the album, Recovery sets tales of cider-fuelled nights in strange flats to joyous, jubilant, singalong rock. “I like that contrast between upbeat music and dark lyrics,” says Turner. “It sounds like a happy song, but it’s clearly not. The album is about unexpected change and a big part of it is relationships ending.

Fans who pre-order the album ‘Tape Deck Heart’ on iTunes will receive ‘Recovery’ as an instant download. Watch the video.

Frank gave fans a taster of the new album on Christmas Day with a free download of ‘Four Simple Words’. A raucous party belter, the song has proved an instant live favourite - as seen here from Frank’s recent UK tour.

‘Tape Deck Heart’ will also be available as a deluxe edition with an additional six tracks and on 12” vinyl.

To celebrate the release of ‘Tape Deck Heart’, Frank and his band The Sleeping Souls recently announced a short run of headline shows in the UK, with shows selling out fast. The London Forum date sold out in just over an hour. Prior to hitting the road in the UK, Frank will play headline shows in the US and the Far East as well as supporting The Dropkick Murphys in Australia. The UK tour dates are:

17th    Manchester    Academy    SOLD OUT
18th    Glasgow     O2 Academy
19th    Leeds         Uni Refectory     SOLD OUT
21st    Bristol        Academy     SOLD OUT
24th    Birmingham    Academy   
25th    London    Forum        SOLD OUT