Following an incredible year of touring everywhere, playing to overflowing festival crowds, supporting Green Day at Wembley Stadium and winning a prestigious Kerrang! Award, Frank Turner has found a few days to record a five track EP in time for Christmas.
The ‘Rock & Roll EP’ begins with lead track, and astoundingly popular live anthem, ‘I Still Believe’. It’s a call to arms for those who are enraptured by the simplicity and power of “guitar and drums and desperate poetry”. The riotous gang of audience voices shouting the title back at Frank, spliced into the EP having been recorded from a summer of teeming festival crowds, tells you all you need to know about this soon-to-be signature song.
All recorded at The Church Studios in Crouch End in a mere three days, and produced by Tristan Ivemy who mixed Frank’s second album Love Ire & Song, the four remaining songs ‘Pass It Along’, ‘To Absent Friends’, ‘Rock & Roll Romance’ and ‘The Next Round’ will remain exclusive to this release. ‘I Still Believe’ will appear on next year’s anticipated album due for Spring with Frank set to begin recording in January.
The video to ‘I Still Believe’ sees a dashing bunch of 1920s-30s socialites witness Frank and his band (Ben, Tarrant, Matt and Nigel) stampede through the song in rip-roaring, devil-may-care style, as is their wont. Frank also got a tattoo of the track title on his arm, live on set, adding to his already ink-addled frame. Stills from the video can be found here: http://benmorse.carbonmade.com
Currently in the US touring with punk legends Social Distortion, Frank’s neverending schedule continues with a December UK tour which has seen Sheffield, Aberdeen, Exeter and Liverpool sell out already, and the other dates not far behind, including London’s Brixton Academy. His tour supports for December are singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt and fiery Oxford quartet Dive Dive.
1st Lemon Tree, Aberdeen SOLD OUT
2nd ABC, Glasgow 0844 499 9990
3rd 53 Degrees, Preston 01772 893 000
4th The Plug, Sheffield SOLD OUT
5th Regal, Oxford 0871 230 5595
6th Corn Exchange, Cambridge 01223 578 000
7th Guildhall, Southampton 0238 063 2601
8th Lemon Grove, Exeter SOLD OUT
10th Academy, Leicester 0844 477 2000
11th O2 Academy, Liverpool SOLD OUT
12th Brixton Academy, London 0844 477 2000
Tickets are available to buy online via the Xtra Mile Webstore – www.xtramilerecordings.com