FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS
with The Hard Aches & Emily Barker
Frank Turner’s seventh studio album, Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36 year-old. 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.
Turner and his band, the Sleeping Souls, were on tour in the USA in 2016 “when the world decided to go collectively nuts”and the songs that make up Be More Kind started to come together.
After the stripped-down, live-sounding Positive Songs for Negative People, Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. Positive Songs… was cut in nine intense days whereas 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.
Now he just has to work out how they are going to play them live. These are songs that demand to be heard and Frank Turner is packed and ready to go.