Eton and LSE-educated, Frank Turner kicked off his musical career at school with his involvement in the band Kneejerk, which released three albums,before it disbanded in 2001. Kneejerk drummer Ben Dawson then brought Turner across to new outfit Million Dead, releasing two albums before again the band went their separate ways in 2005. Even before the break, Turner had been performing solo gigs so worked to develop his sound further into the realms of folk and country. He released his first EP Campfire Punkrock in 2006, after penning a deal with Xtra Mile Recordings, with a follow-up debut album Sleep Is For The Week arriving in 2007 to a strong critical reception and solid sales. Turner spent more time on the road before returning to the studio to record second album Love Ire & Song in 2008. He scored a break ahead of his third album release when he was signed to support The Offspring on their summer tour and signed to Epitaph Records for non-UK releases, allowing his album Poetry Of The Deed to become his first US album release.