FOLLOWING a year that saw a headline sold-out gig at Wembley Arena and a performance at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony and ended in a birthday benefit gig at The Joiners, Winchester-born folk/punk hero Frank Turner starts 2013 by announcing the title, tracklisting and release date for his forthcoming album, plus details of a short run of UK headline shows.

In April, Frank will release Tape Deck Heart, his highly anticipated fifth studio album through Xtra Mile Recordings. Produced and mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Weezer, Rage Against the Machine, Interpol) Tape Deck Heart is the follow-up to 2011’s England Keep My Bones which has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.

To celebrate the release of Tape Deck Heart, Frank and his band, The Sleeping Souls, will do a short run of headline shows around the UK.