January 25, 2014 13:03

Frank Turner calls Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil a 'go-to' person for advice

Turner covers Biffy's 'Who's Got A Match?' on his new EP

Frank Turner calls Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil a 'go-to' person for advice

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Frank Turner has called Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil one of his 'go-to' people for advice.

Turner - who has covered the Scottish band's 2007 track 'Who's Got A Match?' on his new 'Polaroid Picture' EP - spoke about his relationship with Neil to Gigwise, commenting:

"Simon from Biffy has been a really decent human being to me over the past couple of years because he's one of my go-to people for advice. Obviously what they do is a couple of steps ahead of what I do from a business point of view, but he's been a really good friend in terms of giving me his thoughts."

Frank Turner also covers Frightened Rabbit's 'The Modern Leper' on the the five-track EP, which is released on February 3. Turner explained that he 'bullied' the band's singer Scott Hutchison into being his friend, saying: "I kept tracking him down at festivals at shouting 'hi' and he kept whimpering and replying 'I don't know who you are'." Speaking about a possible collaboration with Frightened Rabbit, Turner said: "Scott and I have long conversations about songwriting and playing together - whether or not will ever amount to anything in the sober light of day is a different question. Maybe, we'll see."

The EP release coincides with Turner's upcoming arena tour, which takes place throughout February. Starting on February 6 in Cardiff, the tour will conclude in Portsmouth on February 13. Ticket details for the tour can be seen below.

Frank Turner will play:

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (February 6)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (7)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (8)
Manchester Phones 4u Arena (9)
Plymouth Pavilions (11)
London The O2 (12)
Portsmouth Guildhall (13)


To check the availability of Frank Turner tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765

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