Frank Turner / The Homeless Gospel Choir Thursday 10th May at New Slang, 9:00pm New Slang Ticket Past Event
Frank Turner Be More Kind Seventh studio album from longtime friend-of-Banquet and general rock superstar Frank Turner. Recorded over a period of seven months with producers Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block (formerly of White Denim) and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall, it's a 'rock-led album with hints of electronic pop'. “Somewhere in the record, there’s a convergence of the ideas of personal and political, which is a central theme of the album,” Turner says. One of the driving themes of the album is empathy, even for your enemy. “You should at least be able to inhabit the mental universe of the people you disagree with. If you can’t do that, then how do you communicate with people other than through force of arms, which is something we all agree is a bad idea.” Behind some of the best songs of Turner’s career is the idea that the human race needs to find better ways of disagreeing than screaming each other down. Polydor / Xtra Mile CD | LP
Frank Turner T-shirt: Tape Deck Heart An official licensed cotton T-shirt from a Banquet fav Frank Turner, featuring the artwork from the ace album Tape Deck Heart.
Frank Turner Thursday 16th November at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Just before his 18+ show at New Slang Frank Turner plays a short set in the shop for all ages. The legend that is Frank Turner is no stranger to Kingston - this will be his 18th gig with us - and with this album of career spanning reinterpretations of songs, we're expecting he'll play a range from his back catalogue. Just before the release of Songbook, Frank takes to the Kingston stages to celebrate the release, and you can pick up an album and a ticket right here. "I’m very excited to share with you all the news of my forthcoming retrospective album ‘Songbook’. I wanted to release a document of what I've done so far, including my favourite recorded songs, 10 new alternative versions of older songs, and one new track. It's a moment of reflection and celebration of my work as a songwriter to date." In-store Grade A. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Songbook from us. Past Event
Frank Turner / The Sleeping Souls Thursday 16th November at New Slang, 9:00pm Just before the release of his new album Frank Turner returns to play at New Slang with The Sleeping Souls. The legend that is Frank Turner is no stranger to Kingston - this will be his 19th gig with us - and with this album of career spanning reinterpretations of songs, we're expecting a career spanning set from one of New Slang's original artists. Just before the release of Songbook, Frank takes to Kingston stage to celebrate the release, and you can pick up an album and a ticket right here. "I’m very excited to share with you all the news of my forthcoming retrospective album ‘Songbook’. I wanted to release a document of what I've done so far, including my favourite recorded songs, 10 new alternative versions of older songs, and one new track. It's a moment of reflection and celebration of my work as a songwriter to date." Support for this show comes from The Lagan! 8:45pm - Doors 9:15pm - The Lagan 10:10pm - Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls After the show, it's New Slang as usual where you can expect to hear the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Amazons, The 1975, Wolf Alice and many more until 2AM. Please Note: The Hippodrome is an 18+ venue. Valid PHOTO ID will be required. Album + Tickets are available from £13 or more ticket options are available here. New Slang is held at The Hippodrome, 1 St James Road, Kingston, KT1 2AH. New Slang Ticket Past Event
Frank Turner Songbook The legend that is Frank Turner has gone through his back catalogue to chose a selection of his favourite songs and re-worked them in new styles with an additional new track, alongside a set of his classics. We've got a huge amount of love for Frank and his music so if you're yet to check him out, or if you're an avid collector, then this is the perfect set of songs. "I’m very excited to share with you all the news of my forthcoming album ‘Songbook’. I wanted to release a document of what I've done so far, including my favourite recorded songs, 10 new alternative versions of older songs, and one new track. It's a moment of reflection and celebration of my work as a songwriter to date." Polydor CD | LP
Frank Turner Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner The absolute legend that is Frank Turner is releasing his full length documentary-film to DVD, it's full of snippets of his touring life, his passion for music, insiders into writing Positive Songs For Negative People and more (there's even a little mention of us!). If you're into Frank Turner then this is an absolute must-see. Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner is a yearlong character study of one of the hardest working musicians on earth. Encompassing footage from friends, family and fans across England, Europe and the USA, film maker and friend Ben Morse set out to capture a band who are constantly in motion, only to find that they suddenly stopped. Forced to pause for the first time in ten years, Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner explores what drives a man to stay on the road, and what that means for his life and those around him. In candid interviews, Frank, the band and everyone they meet explore what drives someone ever onwards. Polydor
Frank Turner Sleep Is For The Week [10th Anniversary Edition] Banquet exclusive double LP on gold vinyl, limited to 500. Regular LP on black vinyl. Both come in a gatefold sleeve. Etching of the FTHC logo on the D side. Includes a download code for a bonus live show. The 10 year anniversary reissue of the debut album from our favourite indie-punk-rock champion, Frank Turner. Sleep Is For The Week was released in 2007 and it's been close to us ever since. This debut album documents one year of Frank’s life, detailing a young man gradually finding his way through the torrid and tedious day-to-day, desperately seeking something else. Testament to the album’s quality and impact, the final song on it has become one of his most memorable and beloved among fans, ‘The Ballad of Me and My Friends’ recorded live at the Camden Barfly in London. This was, for many, the touchpaper and rallying cry to join the magnificent following Frank has garnered since 2005. Xtra Mile Recordings CD | LP Back in Stock!
Frank Turner Poetry of the Deed [reissue] Gatefold sleeve LP reissue of Frank Turner's third album! If you havn't got yourself a copy of this, now is the time! The third album POTD was released in 2009. Where Frank’s previous albums had been much more a solo effort with collaborations coming from friends and musicians, Poetry was written and recorded as a band. This marked a significant change in the singer songwriters musical output, spawning the singles ‘Poetry Of The Deed’, ‘Try This At Home’ and ‘The Road’. The video for ‘The Road’ saw Frank play 24 shows in 24 hours, covering the majority of London playing in people’s front rooms, offices, roof tops and back garden, culminating in a rammed gig at The Flowerpot in Kentish Town. Xtra Mile LP Now Shipping
Frank Turner Love Ire & Song [reissue] Gatefold sleeve LP reissue of Frank Turner's critically acclaimed second album and really, its the beginning of his journey to where he is now! Frank Turner’s second album Love, Ire & Song, released in 2008 helped the singer songwriter reach a new level of success building on the heights achieved with debut album SIFTW. Written and produced by Frank, with help from friends Ben Lloyd and Nigel Powell then from Dive Dive and now in Frank’s live band The Sleeping Souls, it features the singles ‘Photosynthesis’, ‘Reasons Not To Be An Idiot’ and ‘Long Live The Queen’ – the latter of which gave Frank his first Radio 1 daytime playlist. All three songs have become the core Frank’s live set to this day and are firm fan favourites. The album received critical acclaim from the likes of NME and Kerrang! and saw Frank selling out larger and larger venue across the country, including London’s Scala. Xtra Mile LP Now Shipping