Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Frank Turner - New single ‘I Still Believe’/’Somebody To Love’ released 21st April 2012.

Frank Turner 2010
Following Frank Turner’s epic headline show at London’s Wembley Arena on 13th April 2012, a very special limited edition double A-side 7” single of ‘I Still Believe’/Somebody To Love’ will hit the shops for this year’s Record Store Day.

A rousing declaration of Frank’s unwavering faith in music ‘I Still Believe’ is a call to arms for those who are enraptured by the simplicity and power of “guitar and drums and desperate poetry”. A live favourite, this track has had crowds all over the world passionately shouting the title refrain creating the unity and solidarity so distinctive to Frank’s gigs.

His cover of Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’ has also become a live classic since he first performed it in the UK during his secret set on the Lock Up Stage at Reading & Leeds in 2011. Having performed on the Main Stage earlier on in the day, his second set was a triumphant show full of surprises and joy, and became one of the main talking points of the weekend.
This is the first time Frank has laid down this track and it is only available on this release.
It will be released digitally on 30th April 2012.

‘I Still Believe’ is lifted from the Top 12 album ‘England Keep My Bones’ – Frank’s most successful album to date and soon to be certified Silver status for UK sales. Previous single ‘Wessex Boy’, was added to the Radio 1 B-list, 6Music A-list and XFM daytime playlist.

Frank’s only London headline show in 2012 at Wembley Arena is very close to selling out but a very few tickets are still available. The one and only Billy Bragg will be special guest, and the incomparable talents of Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobias Pip and Beans On Toast also join the line-up.
It’s going to be a corker!
And as attention turns to the summer, Frank is excited to announce that he will be performing at this year’s V Festival and headlining the Beautiful Days Festival, both in August. More festival news to come.

Friday 13th April 2012 London Wembley Arena 0844 815 0815
Tickets are on sale: http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=frank+turner&site=frankturner

Live reviews from November 2011 UK headline tour:
“The singer-songwriter is finally graduating from a cult concern to a mainstream success.” Evening Standard 4/5

“For a singer soon to headline Wembley Arena, Frank Turner has remained remarkably under the radar. That, you suspect is where the 29-year-old from Hampshire would be happy to stay. His fans, however are having none of it.” Times 4/5

“…the former Million Dead frontman turned rabble rousing solo singer songwriter inspires overhead handclaps and massed chants to every single song, and a phenomenal atmosphere of togetherness and unity.” Independent on Sunday

Reviews of ‘England Keep My Bones’:
“Turner proves himself an accomplished and impassioned storyteller. Stirring stuff.” Q 4 stars
"a fearless venture for an artist with something interesting to say" 8/10 NME
"The wonderfully titled England Keep My Bones' features some of the finest songs Frank has yet written." 4/5 Kerrang!
"One of the UK's greatest songwriting talents...these songs will be soundtracking many of our lives for years to come." Rocksound 9/10
"The high priest of protest song sings on." Evening Standard 3/5
"Four albums into his solo career..."folk punk" man looks poised for a breakout beyond his loyal following." Observer
"this is an exuberant yet quietly sophisticated triumph" BBC online

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