Monday, March 16, 2009

The Xcerts - Gig on Loch Ness and In-store tour!

Play In-store Tour and hit Loch Ness for the Release of ‘In the Cold Wind We Smile’!

Hot on the heels of the release of their mighty, anthemic single ‘Crisis in the Slow LaneThe Xcerts can now confirm that they will be embarking on an in-store tour the week that their album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’ is released (30th March). Each show will be FREE, feature a live performance from the band and allow fans to get their copy of the band’s debut album signed.


The dates of the band ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’ in-store tour are as follows:



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. In addition to the band’s in-store tour The Xcerts will also continue their tireless touring schedule with additional dates (below), playing a very special intimate show on a boat on Loch Ness! Let’s hope Nessie knows a good Rock song when she hears one!

14th March - Shinkiba Studio Coast, British Anthems Festival, Tokyo (with The Fratellis)
29th March – A Boat, Loch Ness – Order tickets here: /
30th March – The Tunnels, Aberdeen
1st April - Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham
4th April - Glasgow Academy, Glasgow
7th April - Cargo (Club Attitude), London
15th April - Camden Barfly, London
April 30th/May 1st - Hinterland Festival, Glasgow
20th June - Lexapalooza Festival, The Gaff, London

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 arenas!

“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

For more information please contact (National/Online) or (Regional) – 020 7792 9400

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jonah Matranga - Solo UK Tour 2009

After a stunning reunion tour with seminal band FAR, Jonah Matranga returns to the UK this Spring, to play a handful of up close and personal shows.

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Following a jaunt around Europe and showcases at the music industry festival SXSW in Austin Texas, Jonah, armed with only his acoustic guitar will be performing songs from an impressive career spanning 15 years. This will include tracks from his critically acclaimed album ‘AND’ released by Xtra Mile Recordings in 2007 such as the beautiful, ‘Not About a Girl or a Place’ and ‘So Long’, as well as hits of his previous bands Gratitude, New End Original and the aforementioned Far. These will be intimate and powerful nights of genuine and introspective lyrics alongside undisputable passionate music.

The tour dates are:
31 Southampton, Hampton's
1 Exeter, Cavern Club
2 Borderline, London
4 Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
5 Newcastle private gig
6 Leeds, TBA
7 Newcastle, Trillian’s
8 Cambridge, Portland Arms

As with all his shows, the crowds can expect a real personal connection with Jonah. His solo gigs are intimate experiences that break down the barriers between performer and audience, creating a night to remember.

“Brilliant solo debut rendered in classic singer-songwriter style…a rare and undervalued talent.” 4/5 Q

“There are many that do what Jonah Matranga does, but ‘And’ is yet more proof that few do it anywhere near as well.” 9/10 Rock Sound

“…his voice alone is enough to melt the hardest heart and fans will still fall in love with this.” Kerrang!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Xcerts - Vote for The Xcerts on 96.3 Rock Radio!

The XcertsCrisis In The Slow Lane’ has been included in this week’s 96.3 Rock Radio listeners poll. Click on the link below, vote for them and help them fend off competition from My Actions Your Exit! The voting will close at 12 noon on Friday 13th March. The winning song will be announced here and played that night on Tom Russell 's show.

'Crisis In The Slow Lane' is out now!

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Crazy Arm - New single and tour!

Plymouth based, roots-punk quartet, Crazy Arm, have teamed up with Xtra Mile Recordings to release their eagerly awaited debut album 'Born To Ruin'.

Scheduled for release in late May/early June, the album was recorded by Peter Miles (King Blues, Failsafe) at Holne Bridge Studios in Ashburton. ‘Born To Ruin’ is a sonic blast placed somewhere between the dark twang of 16 Horsepower, the crunchy pop of Ted Leo, the punk thrust of Hot Water Music, and the protest songs of Dick Gaughan. Their distinctly progressive and aggressive style with folk/country open tunings and slide guitars, is shot through with a healthy dose of grass-roots politics – identifying with human and animal rights struggles and activists worldwide.

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Live favourite 'Broken By The Wheel' will be released as a single, in May, backed by the previously unavailable ‘British Steel’. It will be available on limited edition 7" beige-coloured vinyl through Seven Inch Records, and digitally via Xtra Mile Recordings.

Having played five UK tours and one-off shows with the likes of Sonic Boom Six, Failsafe, Howards Alias, Capdown and Random Hand, the band head out again this March with Falmouth-based melodic punks, Bangers. They also plan to tour extensively when the album is released, as well as some high profile support slots throughout April and May, including playing with Propagandhi in Brighton on 20th April.

11th March - Skiving Scholar, Plymouth - VIDEO SHOOT! (Free show)
Fri 13th – Nancys, Falmouth
Sat 14th – Taunton (tbc)
Sun 15th – Evolution, Worcester
Mon 16th – Madhouse, Birmingham
Tue 17th – Packhorse, Leeds
Wed 18th – Hild Bede Undercroft, Durham University
Thurs 19th – Sigma, Swansea
Fri 20th – Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Sat 21st – Lincoln Arms, Surrey
Sun 22nd – Portland Arms, Cambridge
Thurs 26th – Croft, Bristol
Fri 27th – White Rabbit, Plymouth
Sat 28th – Fawcett Inn, Portsmouth
Sun 29th – Southampton (tbc)

APRIL – own shows
Sun 5th - Queen Charlotte, Norwich w/ RANDOM HAND + MOUTHWASH
Mon 20th Concorde 2 Brighton w/PROPAGANDHI + RANDOM HAND

Mon 4th - Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Thurs 7th - Fighting Cocks Kingston
Thurs 14th - Cavern Exeter

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Frank Turner - Pure Groove In-store

Frank Turner will be playing a FREE in-store at Pure Groove records (6-7 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9JX) this Saturday at 6pm!

If you want to go but don't live in London you can stream Frank's performance live online here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Frank Turner - SXSW, Summer festivals, new album and massive tour!

“Far more Joe Strummer than James Blunt.” Evening Standard

Continuing his meteoric rise to superstardom, Frank Turner can announce exciting details of his brand new forthcoming album and dates for his biggest headline tour for later in the year!

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First up though Frank is playing at SXSW in Austin, Texas: 19th March he’ll be playing the Kerrang! Guitar Hero party in the afternoon and then the NME Showcase in the evening. On 20th he will play the Jail Guitar Doors – an initiative set up by Billy Bragg to put guitars into prisons, in memory of Clash frontman, Joe Strummer.
He’ll then be travelling up the West Coast for a run of dates with pals Look Mexico.

Upon his return – attentions will be turned to his third studio album, ‘Poetry Of The Deed’, which will see Frank recruit his outstanding live band for the recording process and venture in a more rock direction. Honing their skills through a demanding touring schedule, the band has developed into an incredibly tight rock outfit, adding an extra dimension to some of Frank’s songs. Performing live has always been at the very heart of the Frank Turner experience and whilst he’ll still write all the songs, they will be recorded live to help bring that experience to the album.
Grammy nominated producer Alex Newport – who has previously worked with Death Cab For Cutie, At The Drive-In, Two Gallants – will be at the helm after contacting Frank directly asking if they could work together. The results will be undoubtedly, spectacular. Before they enter the studio Frank and the band will be road-testing the new material at 4 exclusives gigs in April at Oxford’s Wheatsheaf venue (April 28 and 29) and Cellar Bar venue (April 30 and May 1). Tickets for these gigs sold out within 2 days.

‘Poetry Of The Deed is scheduled for release in October coinciding nicely with a massive UK headline tour. Frank’s popularity is rising steadily and audiences have been growing in numbers each tour that he undertakes. Having just supported The Gaslight Anthem at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, he returns to headline for the last night of the tour.

The full dates are:
Supports for all dates are Fake Problems
and Beans On Toast
13 Dublin, Academy 2
14 Belfast Stiff Kitten Club
15 Glasgow QMU
16 Manchester Academy 2
17 Newcastle Uni
18 Nottingham Rock City
19 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
20 Oxford Academy
22 Leeds Met University
23 Cambridge Junction
24 Plymouth University
25 Exeter Lemon Grove
26 Bristol Anson Rooms
27 Cardiff University
28 Winchester Guildhall
29 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets are £10, £13 in London
Doors 7pm
If you can’t wait until then, Frank will also be performing at many of the summer festivals. Confirmed so far are Camp Bestival, and 2000 Trees with many more to be announced over the coming months.

“Everytime he plays London, Turner sells out a bigger venue and our money’s on him finally taking on the mainstream – deservedly so.” NME

"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

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