Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Xcerts - Announce Main Support on Idlewild’s Forthcoming Tour, Dates with This City and New Single ‘Nightschool’

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

The Xcerts - Credit: www.dangriffiths.com

Having recently rewarded fans’ loyalty with a very special live album ‘Live At King’s Tut’s’ made available exclusively through iTunes, THE XCERTS are now set to release the third single from their critically acclaimed debut album; ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’. ‘Nightschool’ - a standout fan favourite in the band’s live set – will be released as a download single on 5th October through Xtra Mile Recordings. The angst-ridden anthem will be backed with an atmospheric remix of ‘Home Vs Home’ by The Blueskies.

The video for ‘Nightschool’ captures the essence of the band’s live set with a raucous performance at a house party. Directed by Ricky Gibb and Richard Watson and shot at lead singer Murray MacLeod’s house at night, the video depicts the preparations for and goings-on at the house party building to a climatic end with the band performing live in the garden.

The Xcerts - Night School Packshot

In addition to news of this single release The Xcerts can also announce that they will be taking to the road with friends This City in September and then supporting their childhood heroes Idlewild in October.

You can catch them at the following gigs:

August
15th - Leefest, Kent
20th - Harley’s, Bathgate
22nd GRV - SOS Festival, Edinburgh
29th - Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham
31st - Beachdown festival, Brighton
September
17th - Cavern, Exeter
18th - Inn On The Sqaure, Barnstaple
19th - Southsea Festival, Portsmouth
24th - The Tap House, Kidderminster with This City
25th - Unit, Southampton with This City
26th - Club Revolution, Peterborough with This City
27th - Fat Sam’s, Dundee with This City
28th - Tunnels, Aberdeen with This City
29th - Oran Mor, Glasgow with This City
30th - Fibbers, York with This City
October
2nd - Rock City, Nottingham with This City
3rd - Academy 3, Birmingham with This City
4th - Bivouac@Scy, Lincoln with This City
5th - Audio, Brighton with This City
6th - Barfly, London with This City
7th - Roadhouse, Manchester with This City
9th - Mad Ferret, Preston with This City
October
10th - Manchester University, Manchester supporting Idlewild
11th - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham supporting Idlewild
12th - Phoenix Centre, Exeter supporting Idlewild
13th - Arts Centre, Colchester supporting Idlewild
15th - Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea supporting Idlewild
16th - Electric Ballroom, London supporting Idlewild
18th - O2 Academy, Oxford supporting Idlewild
19th - Waterfront, Norwich supporting Idlewild


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

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