Frank Turner

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Frank Turner on reconciling with his trans parent: ‘Miranda is a really nice person – my dad wasn’t’
The songwriter’s fractious relationship with his parent led to them becoming estranged for almost a decade – but after her transition, Miranda is reconnecting with her son, who has written a song for her

Mark Beaumont

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Frank Turner review – big-hearted anthems and love songs to America
The provocative singer-songwriter balances the profane and the polite with a set that triggers a joyous mass sing-along

Ian Gittins

14, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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So you want to be an artist? Then let the pros show you how it's done
DBC Pierre wrote in a fever, Frank Turner dabbled in thrash and Nikki Amuka-Bird jumped off a cliff. Artists reveal how they got to the top – and how you can too

Interviews by Chris Wiegand, Dave Simpson and Homa Khaleeli

21, Feb, 2017 @7:00 PM

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Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner review – dreary rockumentary
There is too much navel-gazing and not enough Spinal Tap-isms, in an uneventful film following the singer on tour and recording his sixth album

Phil Hoad

08, Dec, 2016 @9:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about songwriting
This week a playlist of songs where musicians look inwards at the process and outwards at their songwriting heroes – from Bryan Wilson to Bob Dylan

Sheila Deane

20, Oct, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about broken promises
Relationships, politics and dreams that die to soon form the backbone to this week’s rundown, with Bruce Springsteen and Calexico among those providing the tunes


23, Jun, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Frank Turner: Positive Songs for Negative People review – cryptic struggles and affairs of the heart
Frank Turner rails against unnamed forces in a set that’s more successful when he drops the bombast

Phil Mongredien

09, Aug, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Frank Turner: Positive Songs for Negative People review – sincere but undemanding singalong rock
As divisive a figure as he is – punk hero to some, Eton phoney to others – Turner’s sixth album is a deeply straightforward and unambiguously earnest affair

Alexis Petridis

06, Aug, 2015 @2:00 PM

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Cambridge folk festival review – Rhiannon Giddens ‘just beautiful’
Giddens was a revelation in a festival in which American bands dominated, and Punch Brothers proved they’re one of the most inventive acoustic bands on the planet

Robin Denselow

02, Aug, 2015 @12:41 PM

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My Glastonbury: the stars' best festival pictures on Instagram
From Lionel Richie eating baked beans to Kim and Kanye’s aerial arrival, this is how the celebs saw Glastonbury

28, Jun, 2015 @3:11 PM

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Frank Turner review – contradictory everyman sings until he’s hoarse
Undergoing a bizarre metamorphosis into Bruce Springsteen, the Hampshire folk-punker made an intimate venue seem huge, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

29, Jan, 2015 @1:10 PM

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Iron Maiden: 'Fame is the excrement of creativity'

What happened when Maiden superfan Frank Turner met his hero Bruce Dickinson? Mark Beaumont listens in to the singers' rants about music snobs, big egos and Autocues

Mark Beaumont

19, Jun, 2014 @3:00 PM

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