Published Feb 25, 2011Back in 2009, British punk-turned-troubadour Frank Turner signed a deal with Epitaph and finally began to get some worldwide recognition for his gritty yet folksy sound. Now, the label is getting set to issue Turner's fourth full-length, England Keep My Bones.
According to a press release, the latest album is "steeped in the heart and soul of England." It promises to be "noticeably more folky than the proceeding Poetry of the Deed, and even features a traditional English style a cappella."
The disc was recorded in London's Church Studios with producer Tristan Ivemy, who also helmed the recent Rock & Roll EP. Turner said, "The new songs have been going down really well live, but I think that when people hear the studio versions they're going to go nuts. I really think it's the strongest set of material I've had on one record."
The songs are said to "address themes of mortality, relationships and religion in what proves to be an undeniably brave and beautiful album." The tracklist is currently unconfirmed, but it may include the 2010 single "I Still Believe."
North America will get a taste of Turner's English stylings when he embarks upon a brief solo tour of our continent in late April and early May. There is one Canadian date, in Toronto on April 26. The schedule is below.
Turner also has a slew of European and Australian dates, which you can see over at MySpace.
4/26 Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
4/28 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
4/29 Washington, DC - Red Palace
5/2 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
5/4 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
5/5 Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe