Frank Turner says new LP will be ‘a rough-around-the-edges punk rock record’

The singer-songwriter starts recording the follow-up to 2013's 'Tape Deck Heart' next month

Frank Turner has spoken about his forthcoming new album, which he will begin recording this December,

Talking to BBC 6Music, the London based singer explained that the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Tape Deck Heart’ will be ‘punk rock’. He commented: “I want to make a really rough-around-the-edges punk rock record, so we’re not going to take very long in recording it. I want to just hammer it out, me and The Sleeping Souls… I want it to sound fresh and raw and hungry.”

He explained that there had been some issues over recording his sixth LP, but these were now all sorted. “I had some crises of confidence about material and about who I was recording it with and where,” he said. “I feel like I’m at a point in my career where I can afford to make sure that it’s absolutely the right record that it needs to be, rather than just doing what I’ve done every other time, which is just go ‘sure, just put it out!'”

Turner explained that the record will be out as soon as possible next year. “I’m very excited about it now,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a very good album”.

Turner will play two shows at The Jailhouse venue in Hereford at the end of this month (November 27, 28). The intimate venue is soon set to close its doors for good. Ahead of this, Turner will release the rarities and B-Sides compilation ‘The Third Three Years’ on November 24. The album follows previously released compilations, ‘The First Three Years’ and ‘The Second Three Years’. He will then head up the bill at this year’s XFM Winter Wonderland gig at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on December 17 alongside Billy Bragg, The Horrors, Catfish and the Bottlemen, To Kill A King and Billy The Kid.

Frank Turner plays:

Hereford The Jailhouse (November 27)
Hereford The Jailhouse (28)
London O2 Academy Brixton (December 17)

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