Thursday, 17 January 2013

PREVIEW: Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart - new album

Following 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.

Scroll down to hear live versions of most of the album's songs... You can also get a FREE mp3 of new track 'Four Simple Words' HERE.

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:

Losing Days
The Way I Tend To Be
Plain Sailing Weather
Good and Gone
Tell Tale Signs
Four Simple Words
Polaroid Picture
The Fisher King Blues
Oh Brother
Broken Piano

Plus these extra tracks for the deluxe edition:

We Shall Not Overcome
Wherefore Art Thou Gene Simmons
Undeveloped Film
Time Machine
Cowboy Chords.

Wed 17 Apr – Manchester, Academy
Thu 18 Apr – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Fri 19 Apr – Leeds, Uni Refectory
Sun 21 Apr – Bristol, Academy
Wed 24 Apr – Birmingham, Academy
Thu 25 Apr – London, Forum

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