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Frank Turner FTHC Punk Rock Theory
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 18:00
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Frank Turner is set to release his brand new studio album, FTHC, on Friday, February 11, 2022 via Xtra Mile Recordings / Polydor.

Following the release of “The Gathering,” FTHC’s first track featuring Jason Isbell and Dom Howard of Muse, the brand new single, “Haven’t Been Doing So Well,” captures the emotions that so many of us have been through in the past year and a half. As Frank explains: “It's exciting to finally get the new music I've been working on out into the world after the last miserable 18 months. It's been a difficult time for a lot of people and their mental health, myself included, and discussing that openly is important to me, so this is a song about anxiety and the struggles that come with that."

Turner has always excelled at creating exuberant, cathartic songs from immensely challenging emotions, and that’s exactly what he has delivered here with a heartland punk rock anthem that will surely be hollered back to him at shows all over the world.

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 opens with “Non Serviam,” a two-minute blast of vitriolic hardcore that reflects the record’s title—a genre he again attacks on “My Bad.” But elsewhere it darts between punk, folk, hard rock and singer-songwriter confessionals. “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 Essex coast 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.

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.


FTHC track list:

  1. Non Serviam
  2. The Gathering
  3. Haven't Been Doing So Well
  4. Untainted Love
  5. Fatherless
  6. My Bad
  7. Miranda
  8. A Wave Across A Bay
  9. The Resurrectionists
  10. Punches
  11. Perfect Score
  12. The Work
  13. Little Life
  14. Farewell To My City