Monday, February 23, 2009

The Xcerts - Debut album and tour!

The Xcerts kicked off 2009 with the release of their mighty, anthemic single ‘Crisis in the Slow Lane’. Following on from the release and time on the road with Copy Haho the band can now announce that their debut album ‘In the Cold Wind We Smile’ will be released through Xtra Mile Recordings (Reuben, Million Dead, My Vitriol, Frank Turner…) on 30th March.

The Xcerts

The band recorded the album in North Wales with legendary producer Dave Eringa whose previous work includes Manic Street Preachers, Ash, 3 Colours Red and Idlewild. The end result is an album that sees the band stand tall among it’s peers. An album that can caress you with harmonious vocals one minute and rip your face off with its riff laden hard-edge guitars and drums the next!

The track listing for ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’ is as follows:

1. In The Cold Wind We Smile
2. Home Versus Home
3. Nightschool
4. Cool Ethan
5. Lost But Not Alone
6. Listen Don't Panic
7. Crisis In The Slow Lane
8. Do You Feel Safe?
9. Just Go Home
10. Aberdeen 1987
11. I See Things Differently

No strangers to the road, The Xcerts spent a lot of last year touring with the likes of Get Cape, Wear Cape. Fly, Twin Atlantic, Feeder and Fight Like Apes. The band’s formidable live show and ever increasing fervent fan-base have just landed them a place on the bill of this year’s British Anthems showcase in Japan where the band will flying the flag alongside The Fratellis and other well established British artists. More details can be found here:

With radio support from tastemaker DJs and press across the board The Xcerts are on the cusp of something big. Catch them in a venue near you now before they are filling stadiums!

You can catch The Xcerts live at the following venues:

27 Feb 2009 Freebutt, Brighton 5 March Stirling University 6 March Madhatters, Inverness 7 March Sinkandis, Thurso 8 Mar 2009 King Tut’s, Glasgow 14 Mar 2009 Shinkiba Studio Coast, British Anthems Festival

“Nothing short of astonishing”Kerrang!
“Ludicrously Punchy”Steve Lamacq
“...accessible, anthemic and full of the kind of bluster that makes the best young bands so vital and exciting.” - Metro
“Rock Sound reckons they're definitely ones to watch” - Rock Sound

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Maybes? - New Single ‘Trick Of The Light’ and UK Tour

Liverpool’s finest export The Maybes? get 2009 underway with details of a new single and a co-headline tour of the UK.

The sublime ‘Trick Of The Light’ will be released digitally on 30th March through Xtra Mile Recordings. A live favourite, the song soars with sentiment and heartfelt lyrics with haunting guitar parts and their trademark cascading harmonies – the band at their powerful best.

The Maybes July 3

You can catch their compelling tour de force live performances when they go on a co-headline tour with fellow rising stars Club Smith.

Full dates are:
26 Glasgow King Tuts
28 Whitley Bay, Trojan Rooms
31 Manchester Ruby Lounge
01 Leeds Cockpit
02 Derby, The Royal
03 Liverpool, Academy 2
04 Portsmouth Cellars
06 Southampton Hamptons
07 Brighton Freebutt
08 Birmingham Hare & Hounds
09 Nottingham Bodega
10 London Borderline
Tickets are £6
Except Liverpool which is £7

It is the latest single to be taken from their incredible debut album ‘Promise’, released in the autumn of last year ‘Promise’ is a fiery explosion of emotionally driven power pop, contemporary narrative and pure dance euphoria, not only is it an album that showcases the band’s roots and influences but also their phenomenal musical flair. Produced by internationally revered producer Head whose back catalogue includes Massive Attack and PJ Harvey, ‘Promise’ is a sonic assault to excite the senses and invigorate the psyche, a beautiful vision that does not adhere to any here-today-gone-tomorrow scene.

“Jingle-jangle pop perfection from Liverpool. More, please.” - The Sunday Times
“The Definitelys, anyone?” – NME

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