Frank Turner – New album title, tracklisting and release date + UK tour

By on January 16, 2013

1Following a year that saw a headline sold out Wembley Arena and a performance at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Winchester-born folk/punk hero Frank Turner starts 2013 by announcing the title, tracklisting and release date for his forthcoming album, plus details of a short run of UK headline shows.

 

On 22nd April 2013 Frank will release ‘Tape Deck Heart’, his highly anticipated fifth studio album 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 2011’s ‘England Keep My Bones’ which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

 

Frank explains further: “So, friends, the time is finally upon us! My new record is called ‘Tape Deck Heart’. There will be two versions – the normal record, and then a special edition with special packaging and an extra six songs. I’m pleased as punch with it. Some of you will know some of the songs from us playing them live, but there’s a whole bunch of new stuff on there as well. I hope you like it!

 

Tracklisting for ‘Tape Deck Heart’ is as follows:

 

 

Standard edition:

Recovery

Losing Days

The Way I Tend To Be

Plain Sailing Weather

Good & Gone

Tell Tale Signs

Four Simple Words

Polaroid Picture

The Fisher King Blues

Anymore

Oh Brother

Broken Piano

 

Plus these extra tracks for the deluxe edition:

We Shall Not Overcome

Wherefore Art Thou Gene Simmons

Tattoos

Undeveloped Film

Time Machine

Cowboy Chords

 

 

The first fruits from the album was the raucous party belter ‘Four Simple Words’ which was given away as a free download on Christmas Day. An instant live favourite, it’s had crowds all over the country dance like crazy, as seen on the live video filmed from Frank’s recent UK tour. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU22lKGevhI

 

To celebrate the release of ‘Tape Deck Heart’, Frank and his band The Sleeping Souls will do a short run of headline shows in the UK. The shows go on sale on Friday 25th January, however, fans who pre-order any format of the new album via frank-turner.com will be given exclusive access to tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale.

 

Tour dates are:

 

 

APRIL

17 Manchester Academy

18 Glasgow 02 Academy

19 Leeds Uni Refectory

21 Bristol Academy

24 Birmingham Academy

25 London Forum


 

Before all that though Frank spends the next few months on the road supporting The Dropkick Murphys playing huge arenas across Europe and to the other side of the world in Australia. For a full list of dates head to www.frank-turner.com

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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