Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Xcerts - 'Live At King Tut's' Album

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

Release mini album ‘Live At King Tut’s’ exclusively through iTunes.
Perform at the Relentless Garage on the Week of Opening!

Having recently returned from tours with UK heavyweights My Vitriol and Feeder, THE XCERTS are now set to release a live album ‘Live At King Tut’s’ as their headline tour continues to roll through the UK. ‘Live At King Tut’s’ captures a very special sold out show from the launch of their ‘Crisis In The Slow Lane’ single released on Xtra Mile / King Tut’s Recordings. The set was mixed by Dave Eringa (Idlewild, Manic Street Preachers) who produced the band’s debut album, and will be available exclusively through iTunes on 27th July. The energetically charged eight song set includes previously unreleased track, ‘Beige’.

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Singer Murray Macleod said of the show “It’s every kids dream to play King Tut’s and to sell it out was a big milestone for us. When our soundman Nelly suggested recording it we were nervous but it came out so well that we wanted our fans to hear it too. It’s a bit rough and ready but it represents the breaking point of 2 years hard touring and we couldn’t be more proud.”

The Xcerts - Live At King Tuts
THE XCERTS forthcoming tour dates include a show at the newly refurbished Relentless Garage (London) in the venue’s first week of performances in over two years. After that they’ll be stopping off at a slew of summer festivals, playing before old touring buddies BRAKES at Boardmasters Festival.

25th Warwick Uni, Warwick
26th Westend Centre, Aldershot
29th Barfly, Cardiff
1st The Garage, London
2nd The Grapes Cellar, Hereford
3rd Electric Bay Festival, Scotland
4th Electric Bay Festival, Scotland
5th Ice Factory, Perth
24th Wickerman Festival, Scotland
26th Truck Festival, Oxford
1st Hevy Festival, Folkestone
7th Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
9th BBQ Your Life. Brixton Windmill, London (special covers show with Winnebago Deal and 4 or 5 Magicians)
15th Leefest, Kent
22nd GRV - SOS Festival, Edinburgh
31st Beachdown Festival, Brighton
19th Southsea Festival, Portsmouth

The Xcerts debut album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’ is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings!
Here’s what the press had to say:
“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
"'In The Cold Wind We Smile' is a triumphant, life-affirming classic" - Big Cheese 5/5

For more information please contact griff@presscounsel.com (National/Online) or anthea@presscounsel.com (Regional) – 020 7792 9400

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kerrang! Awards 2009 Nominations

The Kerrang! Awards 2009 are fast approaching! It would be great if you would consider voting for Frank Turner in the ‘Best Live Band’ category and The Xcerts or Crazy Arm in the ‘Best British Newcomer’ category.

To register and cast your votes head over too: http://awards.kerrang.com/

Thanks, Xtra Mile

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Crazy Arm 'Born To Ruin' and The Xcerts 'Just Go Home' out today!

Both Crazy Arm's debut album 'Born To Ruin' and The Xcerts new single 'Just Go Home' are released today! Both bands are currently on tour. Catch them at the following shows:

Crazy Arm:
9 Jun The Farmhouse w/RENTOKILL + APOLOGIES I HAVE NONE + PJ & GABY, Canterbury
11 Jun King Alfs w/NEW BRUISES, Southampton
12 Jun White Rabbit w/FAILSAFE + BANGERS, Plymouth
14 Jun Prince Albert w/LEMURIA + DAVE HOUSE + HOT DAMN + more, Brighton
15 Jun Marquee w/support, Norwich
16 Jun Portland Arms w/DAMN THIS TOWN + QUESTION THE MARK, Cambridge
17 Jun Purple Turtle w/MISCHIEF BREW London
20 Jun White Rooms w/BROKEN FEW + more, Sunderland
21 Jun Cricketers w/SOUNDS OF SWAMI, Keighley
22 Jun Retro Bar w/SOUNDS OF SWAMI + more, Manchester
23 Jun The Library w/SOUNDS OF SWAMI + more

The Xcerts:
11th - Joiners, Southampton
13th - Town Mill, Mansfield
16th - Josephs Well, Leeds
17th - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
18th - Fat Sams, Dundee
19th - View Field Hotel, Arbroath
20th - Lexapalooza Festival @ The Gaff, London
21st - Rock City (Basement), Nottingham
24th - Southend Arts Festival, Southend
25th - Warwick Uni, Warwick
26th - Westend Centre, Aldershot
29th - Barfly, Cardiff
1st The Garage, London
3rd - Electric Bay Festival, Scotland
4th - Electric Bay Festival, Scotland
5th - Ice Factory, Perth
24th - Wickerman Festival, Scotland
26th - Truck Festival, Oxford
1st - Leopallooza Festival, Cornwall
7th - Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
15th - Leefest, Kent
19th - Southsea Festival, Portsmouth


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Friday, June 5, 2009

The Xcerts - 'Just Go Home' FREE B-side

The Xcerts will be releasing 'Just Go Home' through Xtra Mile Recording on 8th June. To thank you for your support anyone who downloads the single will get a special live recording of 'Aberdeen 1987' recorded at the band's 'Crisis In The Slow Lane' single launch show at King Tut's Glasgow earlier this year for FREE!

To claim your free track simply take a screen shot* of your purchase receipt, email it to freedownload@xtramilerecordings.com and you will receive a link to download the track in your inbox within a week. The track was mixed by Dave Eringa who recorded the band's debut album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’.

Please note that this offer ends on the 22nd June and any receipts received after this date will not get a free download.

* To take a screen shot of a purchase confirmation screen simply press the ‘Print Screen’ button on your keyboard, open a word processing program (such as Word) or a photo editing programme (such as Photoshop), paste the image and save your file.

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