Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Straight Lines - Announce SXSW Festival appearances alongside Melissa Auf de Maur, Motorhead & Twin Atlantic

- Tom Jenkins (Vocals/Guitar) - Dane Campbell (Drums/Backing Vocals) - James Pugh (Guitar) - Todd Campbell (Bass/Backing Vocals) -

Straight Lines

Welsh quartet Straight Lines can now confirm their plans for the SXSW festival in Texas that will see them perform alongside Melissa Auf de Maur, Twin Atlantic and recent touring comrades Motorhead. The band will be performing at the following shows:

17th MARCH – AUSTIN MUSIC HALL – with Voivoid, Melissa Auf de Maur and Motorhead (onstage 7.15pm)
18th MARCH – LATITUDE (off 6th Street) – Welsh Day Party– with Cate Le Bon, Sweet Baboo (onstage 3pm- 6pm)
18th MARCH – OPAL DIVINE'S 700 West 6th Street – SXSW SHOWCASE with Fall of Troy and Twin Atlantic (onstage 12midnight)

Straight Lines have just completed a hugely successful 2-month tour of the UK in support of their incredible debut album ‘Persistence In This Game’. Their debut single ‘Runaway Now’ released in support of the tour, gathered plays on XFM's Rock Show and X-Posure, Kerrang! Radio, BBC Radio 1 and scored the band a BBC Introducing Session at the legendary Maida Vale studios.

Once back in the UK, Straight Lines will support The Automatic at the Relentless Garage, London on 30th March.

‘Persistence In This Game’ is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, The Xcerts, Reuben…). Here’s what the press had to say:
"Sure to follow in their friends' footsteps, Straight Lines are heading straight up." - 4/5 Big Cheese
“...passion bleeds from the speakers from the word go; from the machine gun riffery of opener Versus The Allegiance, to mature ballad Set Me On Fire. It's accomplished stuff...” – 3/5 Kerrang!
“Runaway Now' and 'Say It For Your Sake' will smash into your memory within seconds, while the aggressive riffs will carry the package into your heart.” - 8/10 Rocksound

For more information please contact – 020 7792 9400

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vote for Frank Turner on the 6 Music Rebel Playlist!

Frank Turner cracking new single 'Isabel' has been nominated for the 6 Music Rebel Playlist. Basically each week 6 Music ask their listeners to vote on your favourite track from three that almost made it onto the official 6 Music Playlist. The winning track will get a play on each daytime programme the following week. So what are you waiting for? Vote for Frank HERE!

You can also check out the new video for 'Isabel' below.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Frank Turner - New single 'Isabel' - 12th April

Following the news of his biggest headline show to date at the O2 Academy Brixton later on this year, Frank Turner announces the release of the beautiful new single ‘Isabel’ on 12th April 2010 through Xtra Mile Recordings. This stunning and moving ode to someone special is the third single to be taken from his Top 40 album ‘Poetry Of The Deed’ released in September last year.

Frank Turner - Isabel

The single comes out just weeks after Frank completes his huge headline tour in March which will culminate in a packed out London Roundhouse on 24th March, tickets of which sold out 2 months in advance of the gig. The O2 Academy Brixton show as been added due to this popular demand; 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 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.”

Full dates are:

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

Coinciding with the March 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.

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.
He will also be headlining 2000trees Festival in July with further UK and international 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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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chris T-T - 'Nintendo' video and pre-order!

Chris T-T releases 'Nintendo' the first single to be taken from his stunning seventh studio album ‘Love Is Not Rescue’ on 8th March. You can pre-order it using the links below where you can also watch the video.

iTunes - Exclusive 'Nintendo' EP

Chris' UK tour starts this week. You can catch him at the following venues:

6 Winchester, The Tower £6
7 Portsmouth, Eastney Cellars £6
9 Bristol, Mother’s Ruin £5
10 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach £6
11 Oxford, Jericho Tavern £6
12 Cambridge, Portland Arms £5
13 Norwich, The Marquee £6
14 Nottingham, Bodega £6
15 Birmingham, Academy 3 £6
17 Hull, The Adelphi £5
19 Teesdale, Club Cotherstone £5
20 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s £6
21 Glasgow, The 13th Note £6
23 Newcastle, Star & Shadow £5
24 Reading, Oakford Social
25 Tunbridge Wells, The Forum £7 *
26 Canterbury, The Farmhouse £6 *
27 Brighton, Freebutt £6 *
29 London, Slaughtered Lamb £7 *
*support for these dates is Tom Williams & The Boat (acoustic)
Doors at 7pm

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Straight Lines - 'Runaway Now' out this week!

Straight Lines brilliant new single 'Runaway Now' is out this week! The single is backed with new track 'Cutting Loose' and a special acoustic version of 'Runaway Now'. You can get it using the links below and preview it on the player below!


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