Frank Turner Goes Billy Bragg on Yr Ass


Busy guy
issues latest album this week, aims for Sept. 8 for this third full-length.


By Blurt Staff


Folk-punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner will release
his third studio album, Poetry of the Deed, on Sept. 8, via Epitaph/Xtra Mile. 
Already a household name in the UK,
the troubadour has his sights set on winning over US fans with his ardent roots
driven acoustic rock and relentless touring. His second album, Love Ire & Song,  issued last year in his home country, was
released by Epitaph this week – read the BLURT review HERE.


With the help of Grammy nominated producer Alex Newport (Death
Cab For Cutie, At The Drive-In, Two Gallants), Turner captures the essence of
his fervent live show with Poetry of the Deed.  Powerfully candid and charismatic,
Turner’s hardcore roots shine through with fiery passion as he embarks on a
lyrical journey of life experiences that speak to listeners with great honesty
and authenticity.


From the epic country-punk rambler “The
to the anti-folk manifesto “Poetry of the
Deed,” to the political rants of “Sons of Liberty” and the
rousing punk anthem “Try This At Home,” Poetry of the Deed establishes
Turner as one of the most inspiring and lyrically gifted songwriters of the
last few decades.


Poetry of the Deed feels like a really important record to me,”
explains Turner.  “I feel like I’ve been rehearsing for this, working
out what I wanted to say, for the past few albums, and now this is it, the
definitive statement. It’s also a massive thing for me to have an album being
released internationally and through Epitaph to boot. It’s my manifesto for


Afflicted by something akin to restless guitar syndrome,
Turner has toured virtually non-stop for years, playing everything from massive
festivals to crowded
house parties
stopping only briefly for a week to record Poetry of the Deed
His well documented
and journeys capture the spirit of a legend in
the making, reminiscent to the heydays of folk inspired artists like Billy
Bragg and Bob Dylan with crowds singing in union, drinks clinking with
camaraderie and Turner pouring his heart out on stage through his earnest
lyrics and catchy guitar play.  After a recent stint opening for The
Offspring, September can’t come soon enough when Turner will return to the US on
tour with Gaslight Anthem in support of the rousing Poetry of the Deed.


Critics first took notice of Turner’s exceptionally
captivating music at SXSW, his fellow musicians have known for years and US
audiences will know soon. 



  1. Live Fast Die Old
  2. Try This At Home
  3. Dan’s Song
  4. Poetry of the Deed
  5. Isabel
  6. The Fastest Way
    Back Home
  7. Sons of Liberty
  8. The Road
  9. Faithful Son
  10. Richard Divine
  11. Sunday Nights
  12. Our Lady Of The
  13. Journey of the Magi


Frank Turner Tour Dates (w/The Gaslight

9/13 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
9/16 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
9/17 – Henry Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/20 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
9/22 – Berbati’s Pan – Portland, OR
9/23 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
9/24 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
9/26 – Edmonton Event Centre – Edmonton, AB
9/27 – MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
9/29 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
10/1 – Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
10/3 – Epic – Minneapolis – MN
10/4 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
10/6 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI




Leave a Reply