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Frank Turner announces new album, No Man’s Land

By | Published on Thursday 4 July 2019

Frank Turner

Frank Turner has announced that he will release new album, ‘No Man’s Land’, next month. As you will no doubt have guessed from the title, it features songs exclusively about women. Specifically thirteen women who have been marginalised in history.

Among them are Jinny Bingham, a witch who lived in Camden in the 1600s whose ghost is said to haunt the World’s End pub; Egyptian feminist activist Huda Sha’arawi; Dodge City dancehall dancer Dora Hand; and the ‘Jazz Baroness’ Nica Rothschild.

To accompany the album, Turner will also host a podcast series delving into the stories behind the songs, each featuring an acoustic performance of the corresponding track.

“These stories should have been told already, and I suspect if they were [about] men they would be better known”, he says of the album. “It’s bringing together my two main interests in life, which have always been separate from each other – history and songwriting”.

The first single from the new record is ‘Sister Rosetta’, about ‘the godmother of rock n roll’, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Watch the video for that here. And you can find the podcast here.