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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