Thursday, 30 July 2015

FRANK TURNER - SINGLE REVIEW

Frank Turner - The Next Storm (Xtra Mile Recordings) 
Frank Turner - The Next Storm

Release Date: 3rd August 2015

Frank Turner really is a one of the musical miracles of modern British music. Million Dead were pretty good but when they imploded that really ought to have been the end of the Winchester troubadour. But no, not only did he go on to make a tonne of great records cram packed with meaty songs, he also went and opened the Olympics and is now taking on America. The beauty of it all is that most folk in this country have no idea who he is so it's like a stealth win which makes it all the sweeter. The lead single from forthcoming album 'Positive Songs For Negative People' comes out in August and, under the title 'The Next Storm', it is an unusually piano driven romp in the Bruce Springsteen oeuvre. Turner's voice is typically rough around the edges, tripping over the wordy verses and then belting out the life affirming choruses which we know and love him for. This is definitely an indication that Frank is stepping up to the big time and there's more than a nod to the American market which should see him getting much deserved adoration in the blues bars and whisky joints in Boston, New York and anywhere else with a soul, a conscience and a sense of rhythm. Finally, a British musical hero we can be proud to export again, it's been a long time coming.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/frankturnermusic?fref=ts

Watch The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4IZbCl6iR4

Live Dates:

31st July - Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge
15th August - Letzigrundstadion, Zurich
28th August - Bramham Park, Leeds
4th September - Rock am See Festival, Konstanz
19th September - Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale
20th September - Riot Fest, Toronto
22nd September - The Lost Horizon, Syracuse
23rd September - Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington
25th September - House Of Blues, Boston
26th September - House Of Blues, Boston
28th September - Irving Plaza, New York
29th September - Irving Plaza, New York
30th September - Irving Plaza, New York
2nd October - The Fillmore, Philadelphia
3rd October - Rams Head Live, Baltimore
4th October - 930 Club, Washington
6th October - House of Blues, Chicago
7th October - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis
9th October - Ogden Theatre, Denver
10th October - The Boulder Theater, Boulder w/Beans on Toast
12th October - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City
13th October - Knitting Factory, Boise
15th October - The Neptune Theatre, Seattle
16th October - Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane
17th October - Roseland Theatre, Portland
19th October - Ace of Spades, Sacramento
20th October - The Fillmore, San Francisco
22nd October - Mayan Theater, Los Angeles
23rd October - House Of Blues, San Diego
24th October - House of Blues, Anaheim
25th October - The Press Room, Phoenix
27th October - Emo's, Austin
28th October - House Of Blues, Dallas
29th October - House Of Blues, Houston
5th November - Venue Cymru, Llandudno
6th November - O2 Guildhall, Southampton
7th November - O2 Guildhall, Southampton
9th November - Princess Pavillion, Falmouth
10th November - Princess Pavillion, Falmouth
13th November - Barrowland, Glasgow
14th November - Newcastle University, Newcastle
15th November - Rock City, Nottingham
16th November - Rock City Nottingham
18th November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
19th November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
21st November - Colston Hall, Bristol
22nd November - Colston Hall, Bristol
23rd November - Manchester Academy, Manchester
24th November - Manchester Academy, Manchester
26th November - Alexandra Palace, London

18th March - Salty Dog Cruise, Miami

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