Friday, February 26, 2010

Chris T-T plays Marcus Brigstocke night in Brighton!

The wonderful Chris T-T joins the bill for comedian's Marcus Brigstocke fundraiser for the Green Party at Brighton's lovely Theatre Royal.
Other guests include Russell Howard, Mark Steel and Alistair MacGowan.

More information can be found here: http://www.marcusbrigstocke.com/






Chris's stunning new album 'Love Is Not Rescue' is out on Xtra Mile Recordings on 15th March 2010 with the single 'Nintendo' out a week before on 8th March.
Available to buy through our webstore and all other good retailers.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Xcerts - To be the first UK band to be produced by Mike Sapone (Crime in Stereo, Brand New, Public Enemy…)

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

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THE XCERTS have already kicked 2010 off in style supporting the incredible Fightstar. Later this week they will be heading off to the U.S. to begin work on the follow up to 2009’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’. Their as-yet-untitled second record will see Long Island based producer Mike Sapone at the helm. Sapone has an impressive track record and has produced records for the likes of Crime in Stereo, Public Enemy and Brand New.

Initial talks about the possibility of Mike Sapone working with The Xcerts came about due to lead singer/guitarist Murray MacLeod’s love for the bands that Sapone has previously worked with. MacLeod said “Mike has produced some of our favourite records and creates unique sounding albums. We are honoured to be the first UK band that he will have produced. To say we are excited is an understatement... We cannot wait for you to hear this record.”

The Xcerts forthcoming album will be released on Xtra Mile Recordings later this year and you can expect to hear the first fruits of their labour in late spring/early summer.


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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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Frank Turner - Headline Show at London O2 Academy Brixton

Having sold out London’s Roundhouse venue 2 months in advance, Frank Turner is overwhelmingly excited to announce that he will be headlining London’s Brixton’s 02 Academy later on this year.


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The show will be his largest headline gig so far and an incredible achievement considering his humble beginnings of playing tiny venues, house parties, pubs, car parks and anywhere else that would have him - only a few years ago. Testament if ever there was need for one, that Frank Turner has turned underground cult status into a mainstream success story.

Frank says: “Life has been getting increasingly surreal in recent years, but headlining Brixton really is something special; I'm not sure I ever dared dream I'd get to this stage. It's an honour.”

The news comes just weeks before Frank embarks on his huge headline tour running throughout March, culminating in the sold out Roundhouse gig on 24th March. Coinciding with the tour Frank will also release a live version of hit single ‘Long Live The Queen’ digitally and on limited 7” vinyl on 22nd March 2010. Recorded at Frank’s incendiary sold out O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire show which took place last October, ‘Long Live The Queen’ captures the energy and passion of a triumphant pinnacle of Frank’s solo career. It features on ‘Take To The Road’ - an all encompassing DVD/CD package also released on 22nd March through Xtra Mile Recordings. Picking up where 2007’s ‘All About The Destination’ DVD left off it includes the entire live set from O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, the sold out show at Union Chapel at Christmas, as well as promo videos, tour diaries, backstage interviews, a photo gallery and the audio of the Shepherd’s Bush gig as a bonus CD disc.

Full dates are:
HEADLINE UK TOUR
MARCH 15 Northumbria Uni, Newcastle
16 Edinburgh Picture House
17 Manchester Academy
18 Leeds 02 Academy
19 Bristol 02 Academy SOLD OUT
21 Birmingham O2 Academy
22 Norwich Waterfront
23 Portsmouth Pyramids
24 London Roundhouse SOLD OUT

**EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND**
DECEMBER
12 LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

Following the tour Frank will release the beautiful song ‘Isabel’ as the third single to be taken from his Top 40 album ‘Poetry Of The Deed’. To be released on 12th April 2010

Currently supporting Flogging Molly on their huge arena tour in the USA and having recently sold out solo shows in Toronto, Montreal and LA - the international plot continues to grow with a confirmed set at Coachella Festival in April, dates on the Revival Tour in Australia, gigs in Hong Kong and a slot at the famous Calgary Folk Festival in July. Further summer festivals to be announced over the next few months.

Zane Lowe’s Album Of The Week on Radio 1

“’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

“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

"More brilliant folk-punk strummery from everyone's favourite post-millennial wandering minstrel..." KERRANG!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Crazy Arm - New single ‘Still To Keep' out 22nd March 2010

Jon Dailey: guitar/bass; Darren Johns: vocals/guitar; Simon Marsh: drums; Tim Rowing-Parker: bass/vocals

Crazy Arm release their third single ‘Still To Keep’ on 22nd March as a digital download and very limited 7” vinyl, to coincide with their 21-date UK and European tour with Frank Turner (and Chuck Ragan in the UK only). The 7” vinyl will be released as a split with Frank Turner’s live version of ‘Long Live The Queen’, exclusively for the tour.

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Taken from the debut album ‘Born To Ruin’, the song has been a hugely popular mainstay of the band’s set throughout the past couple years, inspired at once by the crunchy pop majesty of Ted Leo and the earthy protest lore of Dick Gaughan and Phil Ochs. Despite calling out the cruel incompetence of parliament, the police and mindless patriotism, ‘Still To Keep’ proffers a world where positivity and a keen fighting spirit can prevail if we stick together and help each other out – on a personal and political level – even if the answers aren’t always forthcoming.

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Crazy Arm’s debut album, 'Born To Ruin' – recorded by Pete Miles on the edge of Dartmoor – was released on Xtra Mile Recordings in June 2009 to much acclaim from fans and critics alike. The title is a celebration of history’s conscientious troublemakers as well as a respectful nod to Springsteen. The album is released on mainland Europe, through Gunner Records, on 19th March 2010.

Full CRAZY ARM tour dates:
March:
Sat 13th White Rabbit, Plymouth
Mon 15th Northumbria University, Newcastle*
Tues 16th Picture House, Edinburgh*
Weds 17th Academy, Manchester*
Thurs 18th Academy, Leeds*
Fri 19th Academy, Bristol*
Sun 21st Academy, Birmingham*
Mon 22nd UEA, Norwich*
Tues 23rd Pyramids, Portsmouth*
Weds 24th Roundhouse, London*
Sun 28th Exil, Zurich, Switzerland***
Mon 29th Universum, Stuttgart, Germany***
Tues 30th Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany***
Weds 31st Uebel&Gafarhrlich, Hamburg, Germany***
April:
Thurs 1st Zakk, Dusseldorf, Germany***
Sat 3rd Lagerhaus, Bremen, Germany***
Sun 4th AB Club, Brussels, Belgium***
Mon 5th Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands***
Tues 6th Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands***
Weds 7th Vera, Groningen, Netherlands***
Thurs 8th La Peniche Du Pianiste, Lille, France***
Fri 9th Boule Noire, Paris, France***

* w/Frank Turner & Chuck Ragan
*** w/Frank Turner only

What they said about ‘Born To Ruin’
‘Stunning’ KKKK – Kerrang!
‘Quite brilliant’ – Rock Sound
‘Best New Band’ of 2009 award – Big Cheese
‘Sure-fire contender for best debut album of 2009’ – Rock Midgets
‘An explosive blast of glorious creativity, power and honesty’ – Go2
‘They deserve to be huge’ – Mass Movement
‘Born To Ruin erupts into the room’ – The Music Fix
‘A dramatic, intelligent and impressive debut’ – Sputnik Music


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Friday, February 5, 2010

Artist of the Month: Straight Lines

Straight Lines

We are starting an ‘Artist of the month’ feature that we aim to run through out Blog, mailing list and Twitter. The aim of the feature is to highlight and introduce you to one artist on our roster each month and give away a FREE track. The free track can be obtained by signing up to our mailing list (if you are already a member of our mailing list you will be send a special download link) or by keeping an eye on our Twitter feed and tweeting for a track.

Our first ‘Artist of the month’ is Straight Lines (http://www.myspace.com/straightlines). Their debut album ‘Persistence In This Game’ is released on 15th February. As a reward for fans loyalty of Xtra Mile and the band we are giving away a free MP3 of ‘Versus The Allegiance’ which features on the album.

You can pre-order one of fifty specially signed albums here: http://www.xtramilerecordings.com/product_info.php?products_id=119&osCsid=32be2b7f2d4d14841c7dcdf158a75125

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Frank Turner - 'Take To The Road' DVD Pre-order!

Frank Turner - Take To The Road

On 22nd March 2010, Frank Turner will release ‘Take To The Road’ - an all encompassing DVD/CD package through Xtra Mile Recordings, that picks up where 2007’s ‘All About The Destination’ DVD left off. Featuring the entire live set from Frank’s crowning moment at a packed out Shepherd’s Bush Empire gig last October, as well as the sold out show at Union Chapel at Christmas, it documents perfectly just how far this rising star has come. Together with promo videos, tour diaries, backstage interviews, a photo gallery and the audio of the Shepherd’s Bush gig as a bonus CD disc, this is a must for all Frank Turner fans.

If you would like to receive this DVD/CD package about 2 weeks before its official release then head over to the Xtra Mile Recordings webstore where you can also bag yourself a specially priced bundle including a very limited A2 art print originally made and sold exclusively for Frank's Union Chapel show!

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