SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Huxleys Neue Welt, 9pm
Frank Turner first made a name for himself in the post-hardcore band, Million Dead, named after a lyric from Swedish band Refused. But when the band broke up in 2005, after a five-year run, Turner’s path changed courses a bit, as he began to pursue the solo route more fervently.
Since 2007′s Sleep Is for the Week, Turner has released an additional four full-lengths, the most recent of which is Tape Deck Heart. The title of the album, which came out in April of this year, refers to Turner’s love of cassettes and music in general, although much of the album deals with the intimate details of a break-up.
Still, in spite of the melancholy subject matter, Turner’s cleverly penned lyrics do their best to make light of a bleak situation, showing that music – whether someone else’s or your own – is often the best way to cope, recover, and move forward. Natalye Childress
Huxleys Neue Welt, Hasenheide 107-113, 10967, Berlin; Tel: 0 30 78 09 98 10; U: Hermannplatz; admission €24.90 (in advance).