INTERVIEW: Frank Turner

Frank Turner started his professional musical career as the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, who had some success in the early noughts with their albums A Song To Ruin and Harmony No Harmony. But ‘irreconcilable differences’ emerged and the band called it a day in 2005, not long after releasing their second album. Since then Turner has gone on to establish a successful career as an acoustic-based singer/songwriter, releasing four studio albums, two rarities compilations and four EPs. He even had the honour of performing at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. He’s visited Australia before, but a new release titled Last Minutes & Lost Evenings (Epitaph) has been compiled to give audiences outside the UK (including here in Australia) a proper introduction to his music. It features fifteen tracks – a mixture of standards and rarities – as well as a full DVD of his Wembley show with accompaniment from his folk-punk backing band, The Sleeping Souls.

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