'GET BETTER – A FILM ABOUT FRANK TURNER' DVD PREORDER 30 JUNE 2017 // STREAMING ON 10 & 11 JUNE 2017 IN SELECT COUNTRIES

Get Better – A Film About Frank Turner will be streamed on 10 and 11 June in the USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Australia on demand at www.getbetterfilm.com.

Get Better is now also available to preorder on DVD, released 30 June 2017. Preorder through Xtra Mile here. The shop also has a bundle with the photo book by Matt Nasir of The Sleeping Souls, Photosynthesis: A Year in the Life of the Frank Turner Touring Family which you can preorder here.

Bonus features on the DVD include an acoustic set and Q&A between Frank, director Ben Morse, and journalist Hugo Rifkind from the film's premiere in London's Leicester Square in 2016.

Filmmaker Ben Morse spent a year trailing one of the most hard-working musicians currently operating and what emerges is a raw, insightful portrayal of an underground hero. A close friend of Turner, Morse originally intended to capture Turner and his band, The Sleeping Souls, in constant motion only to discover a man facing up to his demons, forced to pause touring for the first time in his career.

Get Better – A Film About Frank Turner includes never-before-seen footage from friends, family and fans across the world as well as extensive interviews with Turner and his band as they contemplate what drives a man to stay on the road and the effect that has on his life and those around him. Turner has been one of the breakthrough artists of the millennium, emerging from his punk-rock roots to become a rock icon to diehard fans all over the world. In 2015, everything came to a head as Turner slipped off the wagon and confronted the commercial pressures of mainstream success.

Frank will be supporting Jason Isbell on the road beginning September 1st.

Frank Turner’s full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here

SEPTEMBER 2017 (w/ Jason Isbell)

01 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre              
02 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre              
05 Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Amphitheater              
07 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater             
08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden          
09 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre         
11 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium           
12 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre       
15 Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion      
16 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre       
17 Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre          
20 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre   
23 Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory          
24 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion     
26 Baton Rouge, LA @ Baton Rouge River Center           
27 Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre             
29 Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium          
30 Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium          

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LOST EVENINGS WEEKEND DAYTIME PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED // CHRIS T-T LIVE AT THE FTHC ROOM

OneFest has announced the full weekend daytime programming for Frank Turner's Lost Evenings at the Roundhouse. On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 of May 2017, a packed schedule of talks, workshops and live music awaits designed to inspire, support and develop a new generation of artists, performers and music industry professionals.

This includes the FTHC Room, hosted by Frank Turner himself, which takes over the Sackler Space from 1.45pm on Saturday 13 May. Events in the FTHC Room are:

  • A screening of Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner by Ben Morse
  • A fascinating collaboration between the Music Glue band competition and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
  • A live performance by Xtra Mile's Chris T-T as he celebrates 20 years of making music

Tickets are £7.50 + fees*
*Fees are £1.95 per transaction included in the price

Running time: 4.2 hours

Age restrictions: not suitable for children but may attend if accompanied, at parents’ discretion. Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.

There's plenty more going on over the weekend including talks on getting gigs, women and the industry, how to access funding for musicians, erasing the stigma of mental health and a conversation with Frank Turner.

FRANK TURNER: THE FIRST TEN YEARS VINYL BOX SET OUT 20 NOVEMBER 2015 // PREORDER NOW

For those of the vinyl persuasion, and who have been crying out for more Frank Turner releases to bulk out your already bulging shelves, your pleas have been answered.

On 20 November 2015, Xtra Mile Recordings will release a seven LP boxset featuring The FirstSecond and Third Three Years on double, coloured vinyl in gatefold sleeves, and an exclusive single disc entitled Ten For Ten. Featuring 77 tracks, the four records span Frank's 10-year solo journey. The box set will come in a beautifully presented box, an exclusive print on heavyweight paper, and a download code for every track. This first run is limited to 1000 copies.

You can preorder this amazing artefact of history chronicling Frank's musical explorations and inspirations by clicking here. [Please note, LPs will only be available as part of the box set currently and Ten For Ten will be available on 20 November as a separate digital download]

This essential box set will fill in the gaps between the six studio albums on vinyl, giving you almost every non-album recording that has ever been released officially by Frank Turner*, on a heavyweight physical format with full-size artwork, sleeve notes and that freshly-minted smell vinyl fans know so well. (*minus some digital-only covers, 7" alternate versions, acoustic versions of album tracks, and the already-released Buddies 10" mini-album with Jon Snodgrass)

This will be the first time that The Second and Third Three Years are released on vinyl, with The First Three Years finally getting an official vinyl release in the UK. These albums collect a huge selection of non-album tracks — live sessions, unreleased demos, covers, outtakes, alternative versions and other exclusive songs.

For Ten For Ten Frank has handpicked 10 tracks previously unavailable on a physical release including 'Old Flames' featuring Billy the Kid, the original demo of 'The Ballad Of Me and My Friends', and 'Atlanta Curse'.

From the earliest recordings — 'Longing For the Day' from the 4-track CD demo and 'The Real Damage' from the split 7" with Reuben — to previously download-only B-sides from the Tape Deck Heart sessions, among the gems on offer across the Three Years discs are: all the songs released on Campfire PunkrockThe Real DamageRock & Roll and most from other EPs; beloved covers of Queen's 'Somebody To Love', ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' and Bruce Springsteen's 'Thunder Road'; deluxe album bonus tracks turned fan favourites like 'Hold Your Tongue' and 'Song For Eva Mae'; tracks from hard-to-find vinyl releases like the Jonah Matranga and Franz Nicolay splits; the original demo of 'Broken Piano'; alternative live and recorded versions of 'Father's Day', 'Jet Lag' and 'Imperfect Tense'; and exclusives to the releases which include the impeccable Postal Service cover 'The District Sleeps Alone Tonight', the demo of 'Something of Freedom' and the BBC session of 'Song to Bob'.

The set is released right in the middle of an extensive UK tour, tickets for which are still on sale here.

The full tracklisting for the box set is below.

The First Three Years

Side A
1. The Real Damage [from Xtra Mile Single Sessions Vol. 4 7”]
2. Nashville Tennessee [from Campfire Punkrock EP]
3. Thatcher Fucked the Kids [from Campfire Punkrock EP]
4. This Town Ain't Big Enough For the One Of Me [from Campfire Punkrock EP]
5. Casanova Lament [from Campfire Punkrock EP]
6. I Really Don't Care What You Did On Your Gap Year [from Campfire Punkrock EP]

Side B
7. The Outdoor Type [The Lemonheads cover from split 12” with Jonah Matranga]
8. You Are My Sunshine [traditional cover from split 12” with Jonah Matranga]
9. Sea Legs [from The Real Damage EP]
10. Back To Sleep [from The Real Damage EP]
11. Sunshine State [from The Real Damage EP]
12. Heartless Bastard Motherfucker [from The Real Damage EP]

Side C
13. Pay To Cum [Bad Brains cover from Softcore Tour CD]
14. Fix Me [Black Flag cover from Softcore Tour CD]
15. Hold Your Tongue [Love Ire & Song 7digital bonus track]
16. Front Crawl [Love Ire & Song 7digital bonus track]
17. Jet Lag (Rock) [Love Ire & Song 7digital bonus track]
18. Photosynthesis (Truck Sessions)

Side D
19. Worse Things Happen At Sea (Truck Sessions)
20. Imperfect Tense (Truck Sessions)
21. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight [The Postal Service cover]
22. Smiling At Strangers On Trains [Million Dead cover]
23. Dancing Queen [ABBA cover]
24. Longing For the Day [from 4-track demo CD]

The Second Three Years

Side A
1. Sailor's Boots ['If Ever I Stray' digital B-side]
2. Pass It Along [from Rock & Roll EP]
3. Rock & Roll Romance [from Rock & Roll EP]
4. To Absent Friends [from Rock & Roll EP]
5. The Next Round [from Rock & Roll EP]
6. Song For Eva Mae [from England Keep My Bones Deluxe Edition]

Side B
7. Wanderlust [from England Keep My Bones Deluxe Edition]
8. Balthazar, Impresario [from England Keep My Bones Deluxe Edition]
9. Mr Richards [from iTunes The Road EP]
10. Song To Bob [BBC Radio Session — October 2009]
11. Thunder Road [Bruce Springsteen cover from Under the Influence Vol. 8 7”)

Side C
12. Sally [Kerbdog cover from Pledge: A Tribute to Kerbdog]
13. Barbara Allen [live traditional from Take To the Road DVD]
14. The Quiet One [Mark Mulcahy cover from Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy]
15. Build Me Up Buttercup [The Foundations cover from 1969: Key to Change]
16. Linoleum [NOFX cover]
17. The Slow Train [Flanders and Swann cover]

Side D
18. The Greatest Day [Take That cover from BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session]
19. My Poor Friend Me [Bad Religion cover from Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion]
20. On A Plain [from Nirvana Nevermind: Forever Kerrang! covermount]
21. Father's Day [live from Take To the Road DVD]
22. Last Christmas [live from Take To the Road DVD]

The Third Three Years

Side A
1. Somebody To Love [Queen cover from 'I Still Believe' Record Store Day 2012 7”]
2. Hits & Mrs [from Losing Days digital EP]
3. Sweet Albion Blues [from Polaroid Picture digital EP]
4. Riot Song [from Fuck the Fire Xtra Mile compilation]
5. Something of Freedom [demo]
6. Fields of June [with Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo from 'Fields of June' 7”]

Side B
7. Happy New Year [with Jon Snodgrass] 
8. American Girl [Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers cover]
9. There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner [Noël Coward cover with Franz Nicolay from Sings Noël Coward 7” split EP]
10. Pancho & Lefty [Townes Van Zandt cover from Spotify Session EP with Jim Eno]
11. Bigfoot [The Weakerthans cover]

Side C
12. Live & Let Die [Paul McCartney and Wings cover from iTunes Session]
13. The Corner [Cory Branan cover from The Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Compilation]
14. Kiera [Tony Sly cover from The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute]
15. Plain Sailing Weather [the Cutting Room Sessions]
16. Tell Tale Signs [from iTunes Session]

Side D
17. The Way I Tend To Be [from iTunes Session]
18. The Ballad of Me and My Friends (live) [performed at The Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN]
19. Broken Piano (demo) 
20. Born To Run [Bruce Springsteen cover from the Cutting Room Sessions]
21. Dan's Song (live) [performed at The Engine Shed, Lincoln, UK]

Ten For Ten

Side A
1. Old Flames (featuring Billy the Kid)
2. The Next Storm (original demo)
3. Hits & Mrs (full-band demo)
4. I Am Disappeared (live)
5. Wessex Boy (original demo)

Side B
6. Atlanta Curse
7. Redemption (Matt Nasir mix)
8. Isabel (live)
9. Substitute (live session)
10. The Ballad of Me and My Friends (original demo)

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FRANK TURNER'S NEW VIDEO 'JOSEPHINE' // WATCH NOW

The video for 'Josephine' from Frank Turner's No. 2 UK album charting Positive Songs For Negative People is available to watch right now. See it below.

You can purchase the album on vinyl, CD, deluxe CD and download. The deluxe iTunes download gives you the bonus acoustic album and the iTunes-only album outtake 'Old Flames'. Get that here

Frank is on an extensive tour in support of the album, starting in the US before a November UK tour. You can see the dates and check ticket links on our gigs calendar.

PJ BOND TO SUPPORT FRANK TURNER ON UK INSTORES AND ALBUM LAUNCH GIGS AUGUST 2015

Following a lengthy tour across Europe and the UK throughout all of June and July, PJ Bond can announce he will support Frank Turner on his short run of instores this August. PJ will also support Frank on his intimate Positive Songs For Negative People album launch gigs in London and Glasgow. Details below.

Frank spotted PJ at the Xtra Mile Recordings Summer In The City party back in July and immediately invited him on these shows. Full dates are:

06 Banquet instore, Kingston

11 Rise instore, Worcester

11 Rise instore, Bristol

12 Rough Trade, Nottingham

In May, PJ released his incredible album Where Were You?, a beautiful album covering topics that lace the modern musical lexicon — love, loss, friendship, family, and music. He has been compared to Elliott Smith, Micah P Hinson, and Wilco, while his new album reveals all the bombast and ambition of someone who has listened to a fair amount of Dylan or Springsteen, and dreamed. He's spent years travelling and playing to everyone he could, essentially homeless, while writing and recording songs and telling stories.

You can buy on CD from any of the shops above. It is also available on vinyl in four different colours — maroon, yellow, navy and mint green. The yellow and mint green versions are exclusive for the Xtra Mile Recordings shop, the latter featuring hand-painted artwork by PJ digitally printed for the sleeve. To purchase these exclusive vinyl or the album on CD and digital visit the Xtra Mile Recordings shop. All other vinyl colours are available at various participating retailers.

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BILLY THE KID NEW SINGLE OUT 15 DECEMBER 2014 // NEW VIDEO 'THE RIVERBANK' // 'HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES' LIMITED VINYL PREORDER // WITH AGAINST ME! & NORTHCOTE NOVEMBER TOURS

Billy the Kid's new AA single 'The Riverbank'/'This Sure As Hell Ain't My Life' [featuring Frank Turner] has a brand new video (directed by Ben Morse), which you can watch right now below. Taken from album Horseshoes & Hand Grenades - out now on iTunes, via Amazon and Xtra Mile Recordings web shop - the AA single will be released on 15 December 2014.

In further Billy news, thanks to fan demand and overwhelmingly positive response to the Frank Turner-produced album, you can now preorder the limited pressing (300), white vinyl version of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. The vinyl also comes with individually signed art prints and will be available from 10 November 2014.

Following a dream support slot with Billy Bragg on his recent fall/autumn US tour, Billy the Kid is also spending the whole of November with us in the UK, touring with Against Me! and Northcote. Make sure to catch her on some (or all!) of these dates. 

NOVEMBER

Supporting Against Me!

13 Bristol @ Bierkeller
14 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
15 Glasgow @ King Tuts
16 Leeds @ Beckett Students Union
17 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms
18 Manchester @ Academy 2
19 London @ Electric Ballroom

Supporting Northcote

21 Birmingham @ Alfie Birds
22 Bristol @ Birdcage
23 London @ Brixton Windmill
24 Manchester @ Gullivers
25 Leeds @ Brudenell
26 London @ Our Black Heart