Frank Turner release 10th studio album ‘Undefeated’

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FRANK TURNER releases tenth studio album ‘UNDEFEATED’ via Xtra Mile Recordings, along with music video for focus track 




Today Frank Turner releases his anticipated tenth album ‘Undefeated’ via Xtra Mile Recordings. The album is the follow-up to his first UK #1 album, 2022’s ‘FTHC’, and sees him again embracing the liberation of being an independent artist. In celebration of the release, Frank is sharing a new video for album track ‘International Hide & Seek Champions’ featuring footage from the campaign so far.



Tomorrow (May 4th) Frank will embark on a groundbreaking venture: the first ever Music Venue Trust world record attempt to play the most gigs in different cities in 24 hours by playing fifteen shows across the country. The previous (official) record is held by Hunter Hayes with ten shows and before that it was the Flaming Lips with eight. But there’s a serious point too. The challenge will support grassroots venues and independent record stores across the country. Frank’s effort will be supported by London’s No. 1 Taxi app FREENOW, who will be providing e-taxis for him to complete the almost 500 mile journey, which runs from Liverpool to Southampton. All the shows aside from London Underworld (at 4am) are now sold-out. 

Frank also announced the monumental news this week that his landmark 3000th show has been scheduled for London’s iconic Alexandra Palace on 22 February, 2025. In the run-up to his landmark 3000th show party, Frank’s schedule remains packed, playing a run of European dates in May, including shows as special guests on NOFX’s final tour, before heading across North America in late May and throughout June. He will play a series of UK headline shows (that have now all sold-out) and festivals in the summer (Glastonbury, Docksfest, 2000trees, Latitude and Y NOT?) before taking the seventh instalment of his Lost Evenings extravaganza to Canada for the first time in September. 

Thematically, ‘Undefeated’ finds the sweet spot between youthful outspokenness and surviving midlife’s challenges, it’s a record that explores both emotionally compelling topics and lighter reflections on those troubles that eventually come to us all. Sonically it’s full of echoes to influences that Frank has touched upon at various moments in his kaleidoscopic career, from Black Flag to Counting Crows, from Descendents to The Pogues, via Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg.

There are no clichés about the difficult 10th album, so in some ways, that’s a liberating statement. But at the same time, I have a duty to justify writing and releasing a 10th album. That’s a lot of records for anybody. Also, I’m 42. Which is not a sexy, rock’n’roll age. But all through my career, I’ve been interested in writers like Loudon Wainwright III or The Hold Steady, people who write about adulthood, essentially.”







1.‘Do One’

2. ‘Never Mind The Back Problems’

3. ‘Ceasefire’

4. ‘Girl From The Record Shop’

5. ‘Pandemic PTSD’

6. ‘Letters’

7. ‘East Finchley’

8. ‘No Thank You For The Music’

9. ‘The Leaders’

10. ‘International Hide and Seek Champions’

11. ‘Show People’

12. ‘On My Way’

13. ‘Somewhere Inbetween’

14. ‘Undefeated’




This is an energetic, clever roller-coaster, and if this is the sort of material pouring forth for a tenth album then roll on album eleven and onward.



“On his 10th full-length, Frank Turner demonstrates that even after almost two decades of doing this, he’s still got plenty more to give” 


Despite its undeniable melancholy, the themes of being grateful, Turner’s pride in his achievements and his gritty determination fuel the end of the record in style, with the hope-filled crescendo title track, which builds from its delicate opening to a bombastic end. Another brilliant record from Frank Turner.


Who better than Frank Turner to underscore the imminent joy of reconnecting with others? Generally, this sort of earnestness can be wearying, but Turner succeeds because he sounds like he’s just stomped out of a stuffy meeting to go yell on a street corner, frantic with Euphoria.” 





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