plus Jonny Two Bags & Salvation Town / Jamie N Commons
Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 7:00 PM PST
(7:00 PM Doors)
Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
Frank Turner’s meteoric rise to success continues this year with news of award nominations, special intimate shows, festival appearances and details of a fourth studio album scheduled for release this summer.
It’s going to be another exceptional year...
As well as being confirmed for a plethora of exciting UK, US and European festivals – including Main Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, headlining the Third Stage at Download Festival on 12th June and headlining Blissfields on 1st July - the summer will see the release of his highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘England Keep My Bones’. Recorded in Crouch End’s stunning Church Studios, Frank has laid down fifteen tracks with his band The Sleeping Souls - Ben, Nigel, Tarrant and Matt - and producer Tristan Ivemy for a record with the quintessential English sound he has been searching for.
Unsurprisingly for an artist who spends the majority of his time travelling around the world, ‘England...’ has a nostalgic feel to it – an homage to his homeland, friends and family he often has to leave behind.
With the acoustic guitar very much at its core, the album is more folky than predecessor ‘Poetry Of The Deed’ and even includes an a cappella 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 in what is a bold, ballsy yet beautiful album.