Following an incredible summer of festival appearances, the poetic Chris T-T is releasing the single ‘We Are The King Of England’ on 27th October 2008 through Xtra Mile Recordings.
The opening track of current album ‘Capital’, the frenetic rock of ‘…King Of England’ is an eloquent rant with a punk spirit of disenchantment and bewilderment at the state of our nation - perfectly outlining the larger themes and ideology at the core of the album. The release includes two exclusive electro remixes of ‘…King Of England’ and album track 'Black Music' by enigmatic Brixton-based female DJ and remixer OneKitten. Praised for her work with Charlotte Hatherley amongst others, OneKitten has added new lead guitar parts and stitched in some demented beats for a killer re-imagining of ‘…King Of England.’
‘Capital,’ released back in March is the final part of Chris’s London trilogy, brings the story of a modern gritty city fraught with prejudice and fear to a climactic end. It is yet another brilliantly intricate and acerbic album, with musical styles ranging from electronic synth-pop to moody piano-led folk.
To coincide with the single release, Chris will be heading out on tour supporting Frank Turner on his biggest tour to date. Chris frequently plays piano in Frank’s band, but instead Chris will be bringing his own band (The Hoodrats) with him to provide main support throughout the whole tour. Soon after the tour ends, Frank and Chris fly over to Ireland and then Italy to play a few shows as a duo.
Be sure to check out the video for the single as well, which stars a Frank Turner hell-bent on murder and an unawares Chris T-T, whose time has come. The film was shot on location in Joshua Tree National Park earlier this year when Chris and Frank were on tour in the US.
“If he was standing for London Mayor, I'd vote for him...” Steve Lamacq, Radio 2
Frank Turner releases the incredible new single ‘Long Live The Queen’ on 20th October 2008 through Xtra Mile Recordings.
‘Long Live The Queen’ is a heartfelt, poignant story of a close friend passing away from breast cancer. Though a hard subject, Frank has written the song as a way of celebrating his friend’s life and the legacy she has left behind. Lexi tirelessly campaigned and fundraised for breast cancer charities, starting money-raising all day rock-fest Lexapalooza (which her friends now continue in her honour). It’s with this inspiration that Frank and Xtra Mile Recordings will be donating proceeds from the sale of the single to the Breast Cancer Campaign charity.
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month – this single couldn’t be released at a more important time and together with Breast Cancer Campaign, Xtra Mile will be working towards raising as much money and awareness as possible. The single is gathering support across all radio stations including Evening playlist at XFM and sessions on 6Music. Sara Cox (who is covering for Jo Whiley’s daytime Radio 1 show) has made it her Record Of The Week and it has been added to the Upfront playlist as well as being played by long time supporters Mike Davies and Zane Lowe. The video is also doing well, going in at Number 3 on MTV2’s Myspace Chart and being played on NME TV, TopShop and many other places.
Frank goes on his biggest tour to date the day after the single is released – and will be playing to over 6000 people. The dates in October and November are:
Support from CHRIS T-T, Emily Barker. * plus Jonah Matranga 21The Cockpit, Leeds 22 The Duchess, York 23 Oran Moor, Glasgow 24 Academy 3, Manchester 25 The Barfly, Birmingham 26 The Phoenix Arts, Exeter 27 Wedgewood Rooms, Ports 28 The Ansom Rooms, Bristol 29 The Scala, London * 30 Tower Arts, Winchester 31 The Rescue Rooms, Notts 2 The Barfly, Liverpool 3 Roisin Dubh, Galway 4 Cypress Avenue, Cork 5 Auntie Annies, Belfast 6 Crawdaddy, Dublin
Frank Turner’s rise to superstardom is picking up pace…
"Both uplifting and heartbreaking, these 12 tracks are the sound of Turner sitting down, taking stock and edging steadily further towards greatness. Godspeed, sir." KKKK Kerrang!
“Frank is truly a unique British talent to be cherished and acclaimed with good reason.” 8/10 Rocksound
“Frank’s second album is as defiantly brilliant as ever.” NME 8/10
Chris T-T on Marc Riley's BBC 6music show tonight from 7pm!
BBC 6music's Marc Riley has Chris T-T in for a live session on his show tonight from 7pm. Listen in by clicking here.
You can check out the video for Chris’ new single ‘We Are The King Of England’ (featuring Frank Turner) here.
In other news the ‘Xtra Mile High Club Vol. 1’ featuring tracks from Frank Turner, Chris T-T and Jonah Matranga was released earlier in the week. It’s available exclusively through iTunes and you can grab yourself a copy here.