Francis Edward Turner , is an English punk and folk singer-songwriter from Meonstoke, Hampshire. He began his career as the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, then embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career following the band’s split in 2005. In the studio and during live performances, Turner is accompanied by his backing band, The Sleeping Souls, which consists of Ben Lloyd , Tarrant Anderson , Matt Nasir and Callum Green . To date, Turner has released nine solo albums, four rarities compilation albums, one retrospective “best of” album, one split album and five EPs. Turner’s ninth and most recent studio album, FTHC was released on 11 February 2022 and reached number 1 in the UK albums chart in the week following its release.