Frank Turner has said that he will begin recording his new album this December.
Writing on his official website, the singer-songwriter explained: “…after some behind-the-scenes confusion and plan-changing, we are finally about to hit the studio at the start of next month to make the sixth record. Details about where, when and with who I’m still keeping close to my chest, but it’s great that it’s finally getting under way.” The album will follow 2013’s ‘Tape Deck Heart’.
Turner will also be playing two shows at The Jailhouse venue in Hereford at the end of this month. The intimate venue is soon set to close its doors for good. “To prepare for the [album] session, and to honour the passing of (yet another) Great British Music Venue, the Sleeping Souls and I will be playing two intimate shows at the Hereford Jailhouse on 27th & 28th November,” wrote Turner. The first show is sold out.
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’. It will feature demo, live and acoustic versions of some of Turner’s songs as well as a host of cover versions. Among the covers will be Turner’s take on ‘Born To Run’ by Bruce Springsteen plus covers of songs by Queen, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Noel Coward, Townes Van Zandt, The Weakerthans, Tony Sly and Cory Branan. The album is comprised of songs recorded since 2011, a period which has seen Turner release his fifth studio album ‘Tape Deck Heart’ as well as perform at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London.
Turner 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)