Frank Turner came into NME’s HQ last week to play an acoustic set, including a cover chosen by NME.com readers.
The readers voted for The Killers’ ‘Mr Brightside’, which won out over Blink 182’s ‘Dammit’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’.
Frank released two albums last year, including ‘England Keep My Bones’ which got to Number 12.
The singer/songwriter also released ‘The Second Three Years’, a compilation which includes covers of tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Take That.
The former Million Dead frontman is set to play Wembley Arena later this year.
He will play the Wembley show, the biggest of his career, on April 13th 2012.
Turner recently spoke about the news that At The Drive In had reformed. He called them ‘the best post hardcore band ever’.
He went on to say: “They broke up just before they properly exploded all over everything, which was kind of interesting – it was a shame in many ways, but they left behind one hell of a good looking corpse.”
Frank spent loads of time with the competition winners, signing merch and performing an additional couple of tracks. (Pictured at the back: our Red Bull fridge, an essential prop on copy deadline day).
Last year, he announced plans to begin a new side-project, a hardcore punk band. He said: “I have a concrete plan when I get some time off next year to do a hardcore band again, I’m talking to some people about it, it’s coming together.”
Frank Turner poses for some polaroids in the NME office. The snap on the right shows him in front of our wall of covers.