Frank Turner says next album might be drum ‘n’ bass or country

New record 'Positive Songs For Negative People' out in August

Frank Turner has discussed how he wishes to experiment with his sound ahead of upcoming new album ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’.

The singer-songwriter recently revealed details of his sixth LP, which will follow on from 2013’s ‘Tape Deck Heart’ on August 6.

Speaking to NME in a new interview, Turner said: “Album number six isn’t a very exciting number because people already have an opinion of what a band sounds like so I thought it was important to change our sound and I wanted a more direct record in terms of sound with an in your face vibe.


“We’ve spent longer on this record than I planned originally which did annoy me at the time but I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.”

NMEDerek Bremner/NME
Frank Turner backstage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival

The musician continued: “This record is different in terms of sound, the next album might even be a drum ‘n’ bass one, I’m not sure! However, I tried to make drum’ n’ bass music once and I was really bad at it and I haven’t practised it for a long time.

“I reserve the rights to do what I want, the record I did last year was sonically, totally remote but still within the genres I’ve touched on previously. My friend makes odd, Aphex Twin kinda stuff and I like the approach of having a songwriter and an electronic producer and trying to do a mash up between dark country songs although I’m still very happy with this record, so we’ll see how it plays out.

“I have been listening to nothing but country music since the record was made, maybe next time we’ll write a song about farming.”

Watch the full interview in the video beneath.

Frank Turner has confirmed a UK headline tour scheduled for November. The 11-date tour begins on November 5 in Llandudno, Wales and finishes with a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 26. See the dates in full below.


Turner plays:

Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena (November 5)
Southampton Guildhall (6)
Falmouth Princess Pavillion (9)
Glasgow Barrowland (13)
Newcastle University (14)
Nottingham Rock City (15)
Birmingham Academy (18)
Sheffield Academy (19)
Bristol Colston Hall (21)
Manchester Academy (23)
London Alexandra Palace (26)