support: PUP (CA), Xylaroo (UK)
tickets: 520 czk
Frank Turner is coming back to Prague with his band The Sleeping Souls and his upcoming album. He will be playing on November 18th 2018 in Roxy. Tickets for 520 czk will be on sale on February 2nd (10 am) via fource.cz, GoOut.cz and Ticketpro.
British musician Frank Turner has been making music since he was twenty. He started in a few post-hardcore bands. His musical direction has changed, when he discovered Bruce Springsteen's music, that as he says has turned his music career upside down. Since 2007, he's already released six studio albums. Last year, the compilation album Songbook came out. It's a career-spanning retrospective with reworked versions of tracks from across the past decade.
Turner is now working on his seventh studio albums called Be More Kind. “I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different,” he says. The album has been produced by Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence + The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall. It’s a record that combines universal anthems with raw emotion and the political and the personal, with the intricate folk and punk roar trademarks of Turner’s sound imbued with new, bold experimental shades. The lyrics were inspired by Clive James' poetry, but also current political climate and Turner's personal live. Whereas the last album Positive Songs For Negative People was cut in nine, intense days, Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions and shake up the dynamics within his band. Be More Kind release date is on May 4th, but first single is out now. It's called 1933 and it's a clattering, state-of- the-nation anthem with a punky vibe and angry lyrics.