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.

Crazy Arm - bw

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.

MARCH TOUR WITH BANGERS
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
Sat 4th - ULU London w/STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Sun 5th - Queen Charlotte, Norwich w/ RANDOM HAND + MOUTHWASH
Mon 20th Concorde 2 Brighton w/PROPAGANDHI + RANDOM HAND

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

www.myspace.com/crazyarm

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