Monday, October 26, 2009

Spectrum 7 - Debut Album 'So Silent The Night' Out Today!

Spectrum 7 release their incredible debut mini-album today on Xtra Mile Recordings! The album was recorded earlier this year at Ignition Studio and was produced by Lester Woodward and Patrick Johnson (50 Cent, Flood of Red, Furthest Drive Home, Skirtbox).

You can get the album at the following digital retails:

7Digital
iTunes

Spectrum 7 - So Silent The Night

Tracklisting:
1. Blue Wray
2. Frozen
3. So Silent The Night
4. September
5. Everything I Learnt at School was a Lie
6. Glass Houses
7. Serafin


"...a remarkably assured meld of razor riffing, blast beats and ambient soundscapes." - Kerrang! KKKK
"...a glimpse of future stars in the making. Turn on, tune in, rock out!" – Rocksound
"..an emotional and energetic blend of frenetic and cathartic bleep and blip ridden rock"
- The Fly

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Kerrang! Readers' Poll 2009!

It's that time of year again! Kerrang! magazines Readers' Poll has just gone live online now and you can vote by clicking here. As usual there are loads of categories why not consider Spectrum 7, The Xcerts or Crazy Arm for the 'Best New Band' category or Frank Turner's for the 'Best Band' category? It would be super nice if you did!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crazy Arm - New single 'Henry Fabian Flynn' and tour!

Crazy Arm release their second single, ‘Henry Fabian Flynn’, on 2nd November 2009, through Xtra Mile Recordings. Available on download-only format, the single comes with two new b-sides, ‘Roasting River’ and ‘Poverty & Spit’.

Crazy Arm - bw

Paying tribute to the folk-roots stylings of Dick Gaughan, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs et al, ‘Henry Fabian Flynn’ may seem like a rebel song at first glance but is, in truth, of a more sensitive nature. The band won’t divulge any information on the song’s namesake other than to say that it’s about death, life and all those sh*tty things in between that can turn into good things if you look at them from the right perspective.
It might even be about loyalty. Not a guilt-stricken sense of national loyalty that makes people want to wave silly little plastic flags but a simple, everyday loyalty that puts compassion over country.

Crazy Arm - Henry Fabian Flynn

‘Henry Fabian Flynn’ is the second single to be taken from the band’s debut album ‘Born To Ruin’ – a steamrolling, roots-punk opus that draws on a myriad of diverse influences ranging from ‘60s country-rock to hardcore punk to crunchy, guitar pop with a passionate allegiance to grass-roots politics.

The b-sides, ‘Roasting River’ and ‘Poverty & Spit’, are two of the band’s earliest, unreleased songs, written in 2005 and resurrected due to popular demand.

Confirmed UK tour dates:
OCTOBER
Fri 23rd – The Irish Centre, Corby (with Tubelord)
Sat 24th – Kink Bar, London
Sun 25th – Harry’s Bar, Stoke
Mon 26th – Firebug, Leicester (with Tubelord)
Fri 30th – Walk The Line festival, Cheltenham
NOVEMBER
Sun 1st – Junction, York (with Tubelord)
Tues 3rd – Rockhouse, Derby (with Tubelord)
Mon 9th – Skiving Scholar, Plymouth (with Fighting Fiction) TBC
Mon 16th – Weir Lounge, Bath (with Fighting Fiction)
DECEMBER
Fri 4th – Clipper Bar, Camborne (with Bangers)
Sun 6th – venue tbc, Penzance, matinee show (with Bangers)
Tues 15th – Croft, Bristol (with Drag The River)
Thurs 31st – White Rabbit, Plymouth

What they said about ‘BORN TO RUIN’

“Stunning” KKKK – Kerrang!
“Quite brilliant” – Rock Sound
“Storming roots-punk debut” – Big Cheese
“Awesome!” - NME
“An explosive blast of glorious creativity, power and honesty” – The Fly
“Sure-fire contender for best debut album of 2009” – Rock Midgets
“‘Easily up there as album of the decade” – allgigs.co.uk
“They deserve to be huge” – Mass Movement
“‘Undeniably authentic and fiercely intense” – God Is In The TV
“One of the most instantly addictive albums you’ll ever hear” – Last Hours

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Frank Turner - New single, sold out shows and an even bigger headline tour!

“’There’s a beautiful straightforwardness to ‘Poetry…’ that will ring true if you’ve ever been young, in love, lonely, angry at the world or just plain happy to be alive.
Which is all of us right?” 8/10 NME

Continuing to successfully infiltrate the mainstream, rising star Frank Turner will release his new single ‘Poetry Of The Deed’ on 16th November 2009 through Xtra Mile Recordings/Epitaph Records.

Poetry Single Packshot compressed

‘Poetry…’ is the second single to be taken from the chart-bothering album of the same name, released back in September. An anti-folk manifesto, it’s a fast-paced statement of intent with a rousing message and catchy refrain that further establishes Frank as one of the most inspiring and lyrically gifted songwriters of his generation. Previous single ‘The Road’ reached the dizzying heights of B-list at Radio 1, B-list at 6Music, B-list at Absolute and daytime playlist at XFM with sessions confirmed for all four stations.

The release of the single coincides with the announcement of new dates for Spring 2010. These are the largest venues that Frank has headlined to date and include a show at London’s legendary Roundhouse venue in Camden.
Full dates are:

HEADLINE UK TOUR
MARCH
16 Edinburgh Picture House
17 Manchester Academy
18 Leeds 02 Academy
19 Bristol 02 Academy
21 Birmingham O2 Academy
22 Norwich Waterfront
23 Portsmouth Pyramids
24 London Roundhouse

It’s been a busy summer for Frank, playing a plethora of summer festivals including packed out Radio 1/NME tents at Reading and Leeds Festival and cracking the Top 40 album charts for the first time with the critically applauded and commercially successful ‘Poetry Of The Deed’. Having just supported buddies The Gaslight Anthem in America and Canada, Frank returns to the UK in October to play his full-band headline tour –many of the dates are now sold out - before heading off to Europe in November to tour there for the first time with his full band.

As well as all that, on 19th December, Frank and friends will be playing a very special night of festive fun and Christmas cheer at London's beautiful Union Chapel in Islington. He will be presenting a one-off gig of music and celebration; hand-picking fellow musicians to be part of the night, the line-up of rising stars, old friends and special guests will join him in a festive feast of fantastic folk/punk and acoustic music. Tickets for this sold out on day of general release.

UK HEADLINE TOUR
Supports for all dates are
Fake Problems and Beans On Toast
OCTOBER
13 Dublin, Academy 2
14 Belfast Stiff Kitten Club SOLD OUT
15 Glasgow QMU SOLD OUT
16 Manchester Academy 2 SOLD OUT
17 Newcastle Uni SOLD OUT
18 Nottingham Rock City SOLD OUT
19 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
20 Oxford Academy SOLD OUT
22 Leeds Met University SOLD OUT
23 Cambridge Junction SOLD OUT
24 Plymouth University
25 Exeter Lemon Grove SOLD OUT
26 Bristol Anson Rooms SOLD OUT
27 Cardiff University SOLD OUT
28 Winchester Guildhall SOLD OUT
29 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT
DECEMBER
19 Union Chapel, London SOLD OUT

‘Poetry Of The Deed’ - Zane Lowe’s Album Of The Week on Radio 1

“Clever, witty and blessed with talent for tunes, Frank Turner is becoming the voice that Generation Y desperately need.” 4Ks Kerrang!

“A latter day Billy Bragg.” 3/5 Q Magazine

"‘Poetry Of The Deed’ passes the test with flying colours." 8/10 Rocksound

“With a growing arsenal of hits and live favourites, Frank’s unleashed another album that will have you singing every word.” 4/5 Big Cheese

"I think Frank Turner is one of the best singer songwriters of our generation."
Mike Davies Radio 1


For further info contact: Dan Griffiths griff@presscounsel.com 020-7792-9400

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Chris T-T - Brand New Material + Broken Family Band support and Solo UK Shows

After a busy year writing, recording, and playing shows both here and in America, influential cult singer Chris T-T is excited to announce some UK gigs news as well as details of brand new material.

Throughout October “British pop’s street-poet laureate and unsung genius” (The Sunday Times) will join his old friends The Broken Family Band on their final farewell tour. Following on from this Chris will embark on a run of intimate solo gigs up and down the UK. This will be the first chance to hear tracks from his incredible forthcoming album ‘Love Is Not Rescue’ due for release early 2010.

This will be Chris’s seventh studio album and shows a change of direction from last year’s rockier, heavier ‘Capital’ - the final part to his acclaimed London Trilogy released on Xtra Mile Recordings in 2008. For ‘Love…’ Chris has stripped back his sound and laid bare beautiful lyrics over delicate melodies in what is an introspective and pensive album showcasing Chris’s phenomenal song-writing talent.
Also, to be aired for the first time during these shows will be some of Chris’s more experimental works. Late last year Chris took a…er…trip into uncharted territory as he explored his creativity on a unique musical project that produced psychedelic soundscapes carved out from his piano They are both mad and beautiful. Just like Chris.

You can catch him at the following dates:

OCTOBER
SUPPORTING BROKEN FAMILY BAND
21 London The Garage
22 Sheffield Academy 2
23 Liverpool Academy 2
SOLO SHOWS
24 Cardiff Swn Festival 2009
25 Oxford Jericho Tavern
26 Aberdeen The Tunnels
27 Glasgow Nice N Sleazy
28 London Flowerpot
30 Cheltenham Walk The Line 09
NOVEMBER
14 London Brixton Academy Jamm – with Carter USM (full band show)
21 Brighton West Hill Hall

“We should cherish such poets of 21st century urbanity.” Plan B Magazine
“If he was standing for London Mayor, I'd vote for him...” Steve Lamacq, Radio 2

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spectrum 7 - To Release Debut Album 'So Silent The Night'

"...a remarkably assured meld of razor riffing, blast beats and ambient soundscapes." - Kerrang! KKKK

Jason Mirchandani (Vocals/Guitar) - Sean Shreeve (Vocals/Bass/Programming) - Jon Hardless (B.Vocals/Guitar) - Graeme Healy (Drums) - Henry Morrow (Keys/Synths/Guitar)

Spectrum 7

Following on from the release of their hard-hitting debut single ‘Blue Wray’ in September, Spectrum 7 can now reveal that their debut mini album ‘So Silent The Night’ will be released digitally on iTunes and other major DSPs on 26th October through Xtra Mile Recordings. The album was recorded earlier this year at Ignition Studio and was produced by Lester Woodward and Patrick Jonsson (50 Cent, Flood of Red, Furthest Drive Home, Skirtbox).

‘So Silent The Night’ shows a massive progression from bassist Sean Shreeve and guitarist Jon Hardless’ humble conception of the band jamming out guitar melodies backed only by a PS1. With a line up completed by Jason Mirchandani (Vocals), Henry Morrow (Synth/Guitar) and Graeme Healy (Drums) the band have gone on to produce one of this year’s most genre defiant albums. Tracks such as ‘Serafin’ and recent single ‘Blue Wray’ display the band’s ability to write face-melting riffery while ‘Glass Houses’ and ‘Everything I Learnt at School was a Lie’ have the electronic backbone that Aphex Twin and DJ Shadow would be proud to put their name too.

Spectrum 7 - So Silent The Night

Tracklisting:
1. Blue Wray
2. Frozen
3. So Silent The Night
4. September
5. Everything I Learnt at School was a Lie
6. Glass Houses
7. Serafin

Having already supported the likes of Enter Shikari, The Xcerts, Cage the Elephant and Frank Turner the band will now hit the road in support of the release of ‘So Silent The Night’ at the following venues:

SEPTEMBER
26th - The Maze, Nottingham, Midlands
30th - Borderline, London supporting People In Planes
OCTOBER
5th - Subside Bar, Birmingham
7th - Black Market, Warsop
8th - Club Vertigo, Tamworth
9th - The Fishtank, Durham
10th - The Varsity, Wolverhampton
11th - Moles, Bath
14th - The Shed, Leicester
15th - Jilly’s Rockworld, Manchester
17th - Alton Community Center, Alton
21st - 229, London
25th - The Cellar Bar, Bracknell
27th - Jam, Brighton


"...a remarkably assured meld of razor riffing, blast beats and ambient soundscapes." - Kerrang! KKKK
"...a glimpse of future stars in the making. Turn on, tune in, rock out!" – Rocksound
"..an emotional and energetic blend of frenetic and cathartic bleep and blip ridden rock"
- The Fly

For more information please contact Press Counsel – Griff@presscounsel.com (National/Online) / Anthea@presscounsel.com (Regional) Tel: 020 7792 9400

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Monday, October 5, 2009

The Xcerts - 'Nightschool' Out Today!

THE XCERTS new single ‘Nightschool’ is out today from all good digital retailers! The track is the third single to be taken from their critically acclaimed debut album; ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’. The angst-ridden anthem is backed with an atmospheric remix of ‘Home Vs Home’ by The Blueskies.

The Xcerts - Night School Packshot

The band are currently out on the road with This City and will then be supporting Idlewild and Funeral for a Friend. Watch the brilliant video for 'Nightschool' below. Get the single at the following digital retailers:
iTunes
7digital
Amazon digital


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