Frank Turner releases new album ‘No Man’s Land’ with accompanying podcast series of the same name19 August 2019
Frank Turner has released his eighth studio album, ‘No Man’s Land’ via Xtra Mile/Polydor Recordings, produced by Grammy-award winning Catherine Marks (The Big Moon, Wolf Alice, Foals) and features an all-female cast of musicians. Following the release, Frank has announced a nine date UK headline tour, including two sold out performances at Alexandra Palace on Nov 30 and Dec 3. The album currently sits at no. 2 in the UK album charts mid-week.
The women featured span thousands of years from all corners of the globe, from Byzantine princesses, Egyptian feminist activists and a jazz-obsessed heiress who fought for the Free French, to the darker stories of a Deep South serial killer and a Camden coach-house landlady accused of witchcraft. These are but a few fascinating women who feature that have long been ignored by the mainstream.
“It’s bringing together my two main interests in life, which have always been separate from each other – history and songwriting,” explains Turner, who takes a break from packing out arenas by seeking out long-forgotten historical sites on self-guided psycho-geographical strolls.
‘Sister Rosetta’, the first track to be released and currently play-listed at RadioX, is a dedication to the unparalleled Sister Rosetta Tharpe – a guitar hero of her time and one of the most important and influential musicians in American History.
Accompanying the album is a podcast series of the album’s name-sake, each episode celebrating and investigating the story of the women featured track-by-track at a deeper level. Listen to the podcast here: https://frankturner.lnk.to/NMLPodcastPR
Alongside his own efforts, Frank also participated in hmv presents: My Inspiration – a podcast inviting artists to explore the work of another who has been deeply influential to them. You can check out Frank’s thoughts on John K. Samson in episode 7 here: http://hmv.co/Podcast
UK HEADLINE TOUR
22 Nov DUMFERMLINE Alhambra Theatre
24 Nov CARDIFF St David’s Hall
25 Nov SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
26 Nov MANCHESTER Opera House
27 Nov NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall
29 Nov BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion
30 Nov LONDON Alexandra Palace Theatre SOLD OUT
1 Dec BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
3 Dec LONDON Alexandra Palace Theatre SOLD OUT