After months of writing and recording tracks in a studio in North London, Frank Turner emerges with details of his forthcoming album, dates for a UK solo tour and news of summer festival appearances.
Folk/punk and NME Award nominee for Best Solo Artist, Frank will release his highly anticipated fourth album ‘England Keep My Bones’ on June 6, 2011 through Xtra Mile Recordings for the UK and Ireland on the June 7, 2011 through Epitaph Records for the rest of the world.
Recorded in Crouch End’s Church Studios, Frank, together with his band and producer Tristan Ivemy has created a record with an English sound Frank has been searching for.
For an artist who spends the majority of his time travelling, ‘England Keep My Bones’ has a nostalgic feel to it – an homage to his homeland, friends and family he has to leave behind. With the acoustic guitar at its core, the album is more folk than predecessor ‘Poetry Of The Deed’, including an acapella song done in a traditional English style. Featuring contributions from ex-Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay, folk singers Emily Barker and Chris T-T, and Unbelievable Truth’s Andy Yorke, he covers themes of mortality, relationships and religion.
“I can’t wait to get this record out there. The new songs have been going down really well live, but I think that when people hear the studio versions they’re going to go nuts. I think it’s the strongest set of material I’ve had on one record.”
He will be showcasing some of these tracks when he takes to the road for a special solo tour in May. The dates are as follows:
‘AN EVENING WITH FRANK TURNER’
9 – Stockton ARC
10 – Dundee Doghouse
11 – Dunfermline, PJ Molloys
12 – Brighton Coalition
13 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
14 – Lancaster Library
15 – Chester Telfords Warehouse
16 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
18 – Manchester Night & Day
19 – Liverpool Cathedral Crypt
20 – Stoke Sugarmill
22 – Wolverhampton Slade Room
23 – Gloucester Guidhall
24 – Bristol St Georges Church
25 – Bath Komedia
26 – Kingston Hippodrome (New Slang)
27 – Cambridge St Pauls Church
28 – Norwich Play Festival
29 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
30 – Winchester Railway
This summer will see Frank playing an array of festivals over the summer months including headlining the third stage at Download Festival on 12th June and headlining Blissfields Festival on 1st July. Further festival news to come very soon.
For more information please visit the official website.