If we could name one glaring and downright criminal omission from this year's fatuous BRIT Awards nominees, it's this man.
During the past 12 months, Frank Turner has been busy working his socks and pants off once again, performing all over the place and crafting a new album, the follow-up to 2011's "England Keep My Bones". Yet, no mention. Screw them, eh Frank?
With his band The Sleeping Souls, the likable guitarist and songwriter now has four consistently vociferous albums under his belt, including the 2007 debut, "Sleep is For the Week" and his 2009 breakthrough set, "Poetry of the Deed", which contained one of his Olympic 2012 Opening Ceremony choices, "The Road".
But it was 2011's "England Keep My Bones" that earned him a silver award for sales and a hit! "I Still Believe", which was also performed in the Olympic Stadium, clawed its way to #40, brightening up the tail-end of a dismal rundown.
"Tape Deck Heart" is the title of Frank's new album and it sees the light of day on 22nd April. With no less than 18 songs available across the formats, you'll not be left wanting when it comes to his next UK tour!
His tour begins on 17th April in Manchester, followed by Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham and finally, London on the 25th. Demand will be through the roof.[TICKETS: 25/1/2013 9:00], with prices pitched at £18.50 (or £22.50 for London).