Already a bit of a cult hero in his native England, Frank Turner has a chance to make inroads in the U.S. when he releases new album, Poetry of the Deed, on Sept. 8 on Epitaph. Hey, don’t blame me – I tried telling you before.
Turner, who will be opening for The Gaslight Anthem on a fall tour, is a folk-punk hellraiser, a dangerous man with an acoustic guitar. His candid and honest observations inspire spirited (sometimes drunken) singalongs: “I’m bored of this town, I’m bored of this scene, I’m bored of these fuckers, yeah” (This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the One of Me).
On The Road, the first single from Poetry of the Deed, Turner finds strange comfort in a life on the run – “Driven by the irony that only being shackled to the road could ever I be free.”
That said, Turner will be in Tempe at the Sets on Nov. 10 as part of the Revival Tour, featuring Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (Sparta) and Joey Cape (Lagwagon). Tickets ($15) for the show – a Psyko Steve production – will be available at TicketWeb on Saturday.