Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Frank Turner's new video and Christmas Sale!

To celebrate this festive period Xtra Mile are holding a 20% off Christmas sale on selected items! Check it out now over at the web store!

Frank Turner has just finished his new video for new single 'Reasons Not To Be An Idiot' which is directed by Jamie Lenman (Reuben). You can view it below.

'Reasons...' is being played on Radio 1 now and you can request it by texting 81199 or by emailing the station here! The video is also featured on MTV Two's MySpace chart and you can vote to see it on the channel here!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SaidMike's Christmas single and tour!

After a year that saw the release of their debut EP ‘Stop The Clocks’ and tours all over the UK with the likes of Kids In Glass Houses and The Blackout, SaidMike end 2008 on a (Ding Dong Merrily on) high with a download single packed with festive fun! ‘It’ll be Fine at Christmas Time’ will be released through Xtra Mile Recordings on 22nd December and will be available through iTunes and all other major DSPs.

In full festive fun, the single boasts the Pontypridd quartet’s first use of a vocal choir and those all important Christmas chimes. But unlike most songs released at this time of year, ‘It’ll Be Fine at Christmas Time’ stands tall as a great song in it’s own right and is a fitting way for the band to round off a great year.

Said Mike are currently working on new material for their forthcoming debut album ready for release in 2009. In the mean time you can catch the band on tour with Funeral for a Friend, Cancer Bats and The Blackout. Dates are as follows:

December 2008
12th - Llantwit Fardre Rugby Club Christmas Show with Tiger Please, Will It Fly? & The Other Guys
14th - Arts Centre, Aberystwyth with Funeral for a Friend, Cancer Bats & Attack! Attack!
16th - Barfly, Cardiff - Xmas Show with Kick Box Riot & Tiger Please
17th - Le Pub, Newport
20th - The Windsor, Neath
27th - Cockpit, Leeds with The Blackout
28th - Academy, Liverpool with The Blackout
29th - Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent with The Blackout
30th - Academy, Oxford with The Blackout
March 2009
11th – Barfly, Cardiff with Lights Action



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Frank Turner - 'Reasons...' and The Gaslight Anthem tour

FRANK TURNER kick starts the new year with the release of his single ‘Reasons Not To Be An Idiot’ on 12th January 2009 through Xtra Mile Recordings.
A firm live favourite at all Frank gigs, ‘Reasons…’ has had fans up and down the country sing along to every word and dance around like crazed fools all year long. Its uplifting choruses, catchy melodies and up-tempo country pace will brighten up even the darkest mid-winter days.

Screen shot from the forthcoming 'Reasons...' video.

The single precedes some exciting touring news to get 2009 off with a bang. With a set at the Eurosonic Festival and a few re-scheduled dates lined up for January, Frank will join New Jersey punk rockers The Gaslight Anthem on their huge UK and European tour throughout February and March taking in an NME show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 8th February 09.

Full dates are:

02 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
03 Birmingham Academy
04 Manchester Academy 2
05 Bristol Academy 2
06 Brighton Concorde
08 London Shepherds Bush Empire
10 Koln Underground, Germany
11 Kato Berlin, Germany
12 KB Malmo, Sweden
13 Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Swe
15 Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
17 Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, Swe
18 Lille Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
19 Knusy, Hamburg, Germany
20 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
21 59:1 Munchen, Germany
22 Flex, Wien, Austria
24 Zoe Club, Milano, Italy
25 Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
27 Botanique Orangerie, Brussels
28 Vera, Groningen, Holland
01 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
02 Norwich UEA
03 Nottingham Rock City
04 Dublin Academy

2008 has been a pivotal year for Frank. It began with the release of Love Ire & Song in March, saw him play 23 festivals over the summer including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk and Reading and Leeds and tour Europe and the States extensively. He went on to sell out his biggest headline tour to date including a 950 strong crowd at London’s Scala; be honoured with two Radio 1 Record Of The Weeks for the single ‘Long Live The Queen’ and will release his album The First Three Years, a collection of early and previously unreleased material, live tracks and b-sides. The First Three Years will be exclusively released on 1st December through the Xtra Mile Recordings website for a limited period; then from 19th January 2009 it will be available as a bonus disc with Love Ire & Song.

Frank will be bringing this incredible year to a close with a one-off Christmas gig at Camden’s Proud Galleries venue on 19th December. In conjunction with new London promoters Lexapalooza Presents…money raised at the gig will be donated to the charity Shelter.

"I think Frank Turner is one of the best singer songwriters of our generation." Mike Davies Radio 1
"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

www.frank-turner.com & www.myspace.com/frankturner