Frank Turner’s new album, No Man’s Land, tells the fascinating stories of women whose incredible lives have all too often been overlooked, from Kassiani, a Byzantine princess, to Egyptian feminist activist Huda Sha’arawi and Nica Rothschild, a jazz-obsessed heiress who fought for the Free French.
“These stories should have been told already, and I suspect if they were men they would be better known,” says Turner. “It’s bringing together my two main interests in life, which have always been separate from each other – history and songwriting. No-one else is writing these songs right now. That’s why I want to share these stories.”
Note: the LP is available on white vinyl, exclusive to record shops.