FREE: Billy Bragg song download and win signed poster - VIDEO

SINGER song-writing genius and left-wing activist Billy Bragg is back with his first studio album in five years, called Tooth and Nail.

It’s out next month and to celebrate we have signed posters to be won.

New CD: Billy Bragg.

New CD: Billy Bragg.

FREE SONG DOWNLOAD: You can also download a free album track, Handyman Blues, on his official website at

The 55-year-old – currently performing in America – has also filmed a special video, for his YouTube channel at braggcentral, announcing the album. He suggests he may tour this year in the UK.

“Hopefully, me and the guys will see you out on the road somewhere later this year,” he says. Watch it also at

Tooth & Nail, on Cooking Vinyl records, is out Monday, March 18, as a CD, LP and a limited special edition CD+DVD Bookpack.

The rocker, who topped the UK singles chart in 1988 with She’s Leaving Home, is celebrating 35 years in the business, blending folk, punk rock and protest songs.

But Tooth & Nail draws on personal rather than political themes, for which he’s best known.

He said: “I often find myself having to remind people that I am also the Sherpa of Heartbreak, as somebody on Twitter called me, writing songs about the struggle to maintain our relationships.”

* For a chance to win one of our limited edition posters, signed by Billy Bragg, follow Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 then tweet him with #StarCompBB.

Deadline is noon on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Usual SNL rules and data protection terms apply, see below.

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