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FRANK TURNER

Album Review: Frank Turner - Positive Songs For Negative People (2015 LP)

With Frank Turner, you know what you're getting. Sometimes it's fast and upbeat and sometimes it's quite and thoughtful, but it's always that special brand of English folk-punk, in the tradition of Billy Bragg - except that Turner is apparently pretty right-wing. He also has a pretty impressive output for one skinny English dude – Positive Songs For Negative People is his sixth album in eight years.

Exclusive Acoustic Session: Frank Turner (UK) performs the beautiful "The Angel Islington" off his upcoming new record!

the AU review presents an exclusive AU session with UK artist Frank Turner, filmed while he was in Australia earlier this year for Bluesfest. The video captures Frank playing a solo and acoustic version of his brand new song "The Angel Islington", taken from his just announced new record, Positive Songs For Negative People, which will be released August 7th via Xtra Mile Recordings / Universal Music Australia.

the AU interview: Frank Turner (Hampshire) talks about "Positive Songs For Negative People" and working with Butch Walker

the AU review's Johnny Au had a sit down chat with English folk artist Frank Turner, looking ahead to the release of his sixth studio record, Positive Songs for Negative People (out in August). In the interview, Frank expresses his frustrations on his early visit to Australia, wanting to tour the country after the record had been released, "This Australian tour was supposed to be the first tour after the record was out. The record isn't out yet so and that's bad," Turner says. "The good news is I'll be back in Australia again before the end of the record cycle so that people can know the new songs."

the AU sessions: Frank Turner performs new single "The Next Storm" Live & Acoustic exclusively for the AU review

the AU review presents an exclusive AU session with UK artist Frank Turner, filmed while he was in Australia earlier this year for Bluesfest. The video captures Frank playing a solo and acoustic version of his brand new single "The Next Storm", coming off his just announced new record, Positive Songs For Negative People, which will be released August 7th via Xtra Mile Recordings / Universal Music Australia.

the AU interview: Frank Turner (UK) talks Bluesfest, SXSW, Publishing a Best Selling Book and his sixth album

The AU review's Johnny Au chats to folk rocker Frank Turner about Bluesfest, SXSW, authoring a bestselling book and his sixth album. Despite having suffered from severe jetlag throughout, Frank said of Bluesfest, "Bluesfest was a blast... It's a fantastic festival to be a part of," but for his experience of SXSW he said: "I love Austin, Texas - it's one of my favourite towns in the world... But at the risk of sounding like a total hipster, I prefer Austin when it's not SXSW because I love Texas and during SX it's full of people who aren't from Texas..."

Live Review: Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls + Lincoln Le Fevre - Barwon Club, Geelong (17.04.15)

There aren’t many acts that would take me to the lost world that is Geelong but when Frank Turner, who is beginning to become a bit of a Bluesfest staple, announced a massive wave of sideshows from the festival including the town’s Barwon Club, I knew I needed to be there. And so, I stand in front of the club/bar hybrid hours outside of the city, listening to the in-house speakers blaring The Smith Street Band. It’s a bit of a step down after his last tour two years ago with Boston’s Dropkick Murphys at Festival Hall but whether it be playing to 5000 or 50 people, Turner still treats it like the show of his life.

the AU interview: Frank Turner (UK) talks about Australia, Bluesfest, Tape Deck Heart, and his upcoming new record.

Following the news that he’ll be returning to our shores next year for Bluesfest, we had a chat with Frank Turner about touring Australia, Tape Deck Heart, and his upcoming new record.

Album Review: Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart (2013 LP)

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"And when the hipsters move on/I still won't give a fuck"