Arts & Culture
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls to headline The Hexagon, Reading - 23rd Feb 2022

By Tyler Ody

FRANK TURNER

NEW TRACK ‘NON SERVIAM’ OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE
 
NEW ALBUM ‘FTHC’ TO BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 11TH
VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS / POLYDOR – PRE-ORDER HERE & WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER HERE
 
THE NEVER ENDING TOUR OF EVERYWHERE KICKS OFF JANUARY 2022

               
                                               
                                                                               

Frank Turner has released the uncompromising ‘Non Serviam’, a two-minute blast of vitriolic hardcore and the latest track to be taken from his upcoming new album ‘FTHC’ following the release of singles ‘The Gathering’ and ‘Haven’t Been Doing So Well’. Speaking about the track, Frank explains “my new record, FTHC, is a punk rock record, and when I say that I’m not kidding. This is the first song from the album, a song about staying true to your artistic ideals, standing firm for the things you believe in.” 

 
                                Listen to ‘Non Serviam’ HERE.
                                 

‘FTHC’ is set for release on February 11th via Xtra Mile Recordings / Polydor. His first since 2019’s ‘No Man’s Land’ with accompanying Podcast, it marks a new chapter in a career that has already spawned four Top 5 albums; nearing an impressive 3000 shows to over 2 million people worldwide and stretching from grassroots venues to Wembley Arena, and the O2.

 

‘FTHC’ was recorded at ARC – Abbey Recording Studios – just outside of Oxford and produced/mixed by Rich Costey (Foo Fighters, Muse, Biffy Clyro). The album darts between punk, folk, hard rock and singer-songwriter confessionals, starting with the recent single ‘The Gathering’ featuring Jason Isbell and Muse’s Dom Howard‘Fatherless’ is particularly revealing as Turner reflects on childhood trauma. ‘A Wave Across A Bay’ is a tribute to his friend, the late Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit.  The album ends with a rumination on leaving the capital after 7300 days for a new life on the Essexcoast with the bittersweet ‘Farewell To My City’. It’s a mini autobiography rooted in time and place, but one that ultimately accepts that it’s time to move on.     
                                 

‘FTHC’ is now available to pre-order here on CD, deluxe CD, LP, picture disc and cassette, with signed bundles exclusively available from Frank’s UK store
                                 

Frank Turner’s extensive support of the live music scene during the pandemic saw him play countless livestream benefit shows to raise money and awareness of the importance of small venues all across the country. After raising nearly £300,000, he was recently awarded the Music Venue Trust’s award for Outstanding Achievement for Grassroots Music Venues.
                                 
                                Making up for lost time Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will hit the road for a sprawling The Never Ending Tour of Everywhere 2022. Dates are below. Lots more international dates are in the pipeline. 
                                 

JANUARY 2022
                                18th - Ipswich, Corn Exchange
                                19th - Norwich, UEA
                                21st - Cambridge, Junction
                                22nd - Boston, Gliderdrome
                                23rd - Hull, City Hall
                                25th - Newcastle, City Hall
                                26th - Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
                                28th - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
                                30th - Glasgow, SWG3
                                 
                                FEBRUARY 2022
                                1st - Leeds, University Refectory
                                2nd – Buckley Tivoli
                                4th - Liverpool, O2 Academy
                                5th - Sheffield, O2 Academy
                                6th - Manchester, Academy
                                8th - Cardiff, Tramshed
                                9th - Coventry, HMV Empire
                                11th - Nottingham, Rock City
                                12th - Leicester, O2 Academy
                                13th - Birmingham, O2 Institute
                                14th - Swansea, Sin City
                                16th - Bristol, O2 Academy
                                18th - Bath, The Forum
                                19th - Southampton, O2 Guildhall
                                20th - Brighton, Dome
                                22nd - Exeter, University
                                23rd - Reading, The Hexagon
                                25th - Oxford, O2 Academy
                                26th - Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
                                27th - London, O2 Academy Brixton
                                 
                                Pet Needs and Truckstop Honeymoon are supports at all shows. The Brixton date also features Snuff as special guests.