Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Xcerts - New single, dates with My Vitriol and festivals!

“Ludicrously Punchy” – Steve Lamacq
'...classic piece of air-punching melancholia' - Observer

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile', that saw the band win over journalists, DJs and musical peers with their raw, energetic and impassioned melodies, The Xcerts can now reveal plans for their next single. ‘Just Go Home’ will be released on 8th June through Xtra Mile Recordings as a download on iTunes and all major DSPs. Fans who purchase ‘Just Go Home’ in the week of release are eligible for an additional free live track recorded at the band’s recent sold out Glasgow show and mixed by Dave Eringa (Idlewild, Manic Street Preachers…) who also produced the band’s debut album. We will have some more information on this here, soon!

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The Xcerts recently returned from the British Anthems in Tokyo. They were flown out to the music industry showcase by the British Embassy to perform live and represent their country! The band returned to the UK in a triumphant fashion becoming the first rock act to play a show on Loch Ness when they took to the water for the launch of ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’. Coach-loads of fans were transported to a boat where the special show was held with one of the vehicles having to be rescued later that evening when it sank into the sand!

Just Go Home - Packshot

No strangers to the road, The Xcerts who spent a lot of last year touring with the likes of Get Cape, Wear Cape. Fly, Twin Atlantic, Feeder and Fight Like Apes will soon embark on a national tour supporting My Vitriol while stopping off at every festival along the way! Dates below:

APRIL
29th - O'Couture Glasgow (DJ Set)
30th - Hinterland Festival, Glasgow (Glasgow Arts School)
MAY
1st - Hinterland Festival, Glasgow (The Admiral)
2nd - Jericho Tavern, Oxford
8th - City Show Case, China Town, London
15th - Great Escape Festival
17th - Aberdeen Tunnels - Supporting My Vitriol
18th - Liverpool Barfly - Supporting My Vitriol
20th - Cardiff Barfly - Supporting My Vitriol
21st - Exeter The Hub - Supporting My Vitriol
22nd - Southampton Joiners - Supporting My Vitriol
23rd - Audio, Brighton
JUNE
5th - Herts Uni Summer Ball
6th - Hull Uni Summer Ball
20th - Lexapalooza Festival, London
24th - Southend Arts Festival
25th - Warwick Uni
JULY
3rd - Electric Bay, Perth
4th - Electric Bay, Perth
5th - Perth Music Festival, Perth
24th - Wickerman Festival (Solus Festival), Scotland
25th - Truck Festival
26th - Truck Festival
AUGUST
1st - Leopallooza Festival, Cornwall
30th - Beachdown Festival Brighton


Here’s what the press had to say about The Xcerts debut album; ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’:
“Charged with youthful hope and exuberance, every riff and anthemic chorus points to a bright future for these talented lads." - Kerrang! 4/5
“...this debut is inch-perfect, merging heartstring-tugging delicacy with buoyant distortion... If you're searching for pop with balls but no bullshit, look no further.” - Rock Sound 8/10
"The Xcerts have grown beyond their influences, mixing heart-aching indie pop with huge-sounding rock seamlessly. These young Scots should have a lot to smile about this year…”- Big Cheese

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Frank Turner - Interview and live session on Radio 1 Homepage

Those kind folk over at Radio 1 have uploaded a couple of Frank Turner videos from his recent trip to America and slapped them on their homepage. The first video features an interview with Radio 1's Mike Davies and the second is a live session from a beach! Check the out now!

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Frank Turner - Summer Festivals and Offspring support!

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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His third studio album, ‘Poetry Of The Deed’ 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 previously 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

OCTOBER
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

The summer is starting to hot up too with the announcement of many UK and European festivals including Camp Bestival and Sonisphere as well as an incredible support slot around the USA with punk legends The Offspring.

All dates are as follows:
JUNE
19 Hurricane Festival, Germany
20 Southside Festival, Germany
The Offspring US Tour
30 CMAC, Rochester, NY, USA
JULY
2 Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, Canada
7 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ, USA
8 Roseland, New York, NY, USA
10 Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA, USA
11 Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH, USA
14 Charlotte Boutique Amphitheater, NC, USA
16 Hard Rock, Orlando, FL, USA
17 St Augustine Amphitheater, Jacksonville, FL, USA
18 Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Miami, FL, USA
23 Chetltenham Town Hall (2000 Trees makeup show)
25 Camp Bestival
AUGUST
2 Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth
14 Leicester Summer Sundae

“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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