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Having just completed an extensive US tour for his celebrated sixth album Positive Songs For Negative People, Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls will rock up to Newcastle University’s Student Union on Saturday 14th November (after playing a brief show to open the newly minted Pop Recs Ltd shop in Sunderland).

Having barely come up for air since releasing his debut solo album Sleep Is For The Week in 2007, the former vocalist of the hardcore punk outfit Million Dead is no stranger to extensive and intensive touring, and his sound is something altogether unique; blending the brutal bite of punk with the melodic, politically-charged emotion of the likes of Springsteen and Bragg. With his long-term backing band The Sleeping Souls in tow, this show promises to be one that will perfectly represent the gorgeously produced sound of Positive Songs… and also offer an unforgettable exploration of the ten years of hard work that has seen Turner go from a toilet venue-playing soloist to widely-adored cult phenomenon.

Support comes in the form of folk singer/poet/storyteller and novelist Will Varley, and the six-piece ‘shanty punk’ folk outfit Skinny Lister, whose recent album Down On Deptford Broadway has been rivalling the acclaim of Positive Songs… All in all, the show promises to be something truly fantastic and diverse, showcasing some of the finest folk punk that the country has to offer.

Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Skinny Lister and Will Varley play Newcastle University Students’ Union on Saturday 14th November.

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