Frank Turner chats about his 'atheist gospel song' at Great Escape Frank Turner Tickets

Singer fears he's going to hell as he helps kick off Brighton festival

Frank Turner In Session At The Great Escape 2011 Frank Turner In Session At The Great Escape 2011

Video: Frank Turner In Session At The Great Escape 2011

Frank Turner has chatted about how he recorded an "atheist gospel song" on his forthcoming album ‘England Keep My Bones’, as he helped kick off Brighton's Great Escape festival tonight (May 12).

Speaking to NME ahead of his performance at the multi-venue event in the city, Turner talked about how he decamped to a church in London's Crouch End for sessions for the bulk of his June-bound fourth album.

"The last track – ’Glory Hallelujah’ - is an atheist gospel song and the chorus involves the gospel choir singing, ‘There is no God,’ but it is still a functioning church [where it was recorded]," he explained. "I was conducting it on a chair and I thought, 'If I'm wrong about this I’m really fucked'. There is no coming back from that kind of offence."



The album, which is due out on June 6, features 12 tracks and has "more bells and whistles" on it and is "more expansive" than his 2009 record ’Poetry Of The Dead’, Turner claimed.

Speaking about his return to Brighton the singer/guitarist said that preperation for tonight’s show was a bit of a mad rush. "I haven’t actually played here for a long time so it’s good to be back," he said. "I'm kind of on a bit of a mad one because I was in Dunfermline yesterday and I'm in Nottingham tomorrow (May 13) and I’ve just flown down here now. Madness."

During his performance at the Coalition venue tonight the singer-songwriter debuted a number of tracks from his new album including ’Peggy Sang The Blues’. Also appearing at the Great Escape festival tonight are Warpaint, DJ Shadow, The Joy Formidable and Villagers.

Read More On This Artist

Frank Turner Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Frank Turner Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Frank Turner Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Frank Turner Tickets

from £48


Buy Frank Turner Tickets

from £37

Buy Frank Turner Tickets

from £25

back to top

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
24 Mar 2015 Oran Mor Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Frank Turner Tickets

25 Mar 2015 Glee Club Birmingham Birmingham

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Frank Turner Tickets

27 Mar 2015 Bridgewater Hall Manchester

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Frank Turner Tickets
from £48

More Tickets

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM