Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Xcerts - Support The Get Up Kids on their forthcoming UK tour and play 2000trees, Guilfest, Rockness and Sonisphere!

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Currently bombing their way up and down the UK headlining the Xtra Mile High Club Tour, THE XCERTS have just confirmed a run of dates in support of cult heroes The Get Up Kids. The dates will offer the band an opportunity to showcase material from their forthcoming Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Crime in Stereo…) produced second album and follow up to 2009’s ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’. Catch the band supporting the The Get Up Kids at the following shows:

24th – Underworld, London
28th – Glasgow, Cathouse
29th - The Cockpit, Leeds

The Xcerts spent much of last summer playing the festival circuit and this year they will be doing the same but making their debut appearance at Sonisphere and on Rockness’ Main Stage.

13th - Rockness Festival, Inverness (Main Stage)

2nd - The Watershed, Wimbledon
16th - 2000trees Festival, Cheltenham
17th - Guilfest, Rocksound Cave
24th – Rhythms of the World Festival, Hitchin

1st - Sonisphere Festival, Strongbow Stage
13th - Inn on The Square, Barnstable supporting The King Blues

18th - Southsea Festival, Southsea
26th - Underground Festival, Gloucester Guildhall

The Xcerts second record shows an angrier side to the band’s music which harks back to the early days of 90’s Grunge. It has a brilliantly sinister, dirty and earthy quality without turning its back on the pop-sensibilities and catchy melodies that the band captured so well with their debut. New single ‘Slackerpop’ and its video which depicts the band dismembering mannequin torsos is a perfect, if not slightly twisted, example of this.

Slackerpop’ will be released on 7th June through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Reuben, Far…) with the album following later in the year. With the singles video being played on NME TV, Kerrang TV, MTV Rocks and recent packed out headline performances at The Great Escape and London’s Borderline their sights are set firmly skyward.

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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Kerrang! Awards 2010 - Vote Xtra Mile!

It's that time of year again and the Kerrang! Awards are fast appraching!


Categories are 'best video', 'best single' (Frank Turner – ‘The Road’?...), 'best album' (Frank Turner - 'Love Ire & Song', Chris T-T 'Love Is Not Rescue', Far 'At Night We Live'...), 'best live band', 'best international newcomer', 'best international band' (Far...), best british newcomer' (Straight Lines, Fighting Fiction, Beans On Toast...), 'best british band' (Frank Turner, Crazy Arm, Xcerts...). There seems to have been loads of good music release this year so get over to and get voting!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Far 'At Night We Live' Download Pre-order Links


Pre-order Far's incredible new album 'At Night We Live' digitally using the links below:


You can also order the album physically from the Xtra Mile store here.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Frank Turner 'Try This At Home' 7'' Single Competition - Track Submission

To submit your original recording and release quality track to be considered as a B-Side to Frank Turner's 'Try This At Home' Ltd Edition 7" Single, simply click the submission box below. The final date for submission on entries will be 31 May 2010.

Send me your trackFrank Turner Competition Rules:

These are the terms and conditions applying to a competition to win the release of a submitted recording as one of two recording on the B Side of a limited edition 7” vinyl single and digital single. The A side will be “Try This At Home” by Frank Turner, the other B side trackwill be by a US competition winner and the single (referred to as “the Single”) will be released on the Xtra Mile Recordings/Epitaph Records.

1. Entrants must submit recordings from 10th May 2010 in [MP3] format. The recordings should be between two and a half and four minutes long and must be original recordings owned by the entrant, and comprised of original music and lyrics written by the entrant. The last date for submission on entries will be 31 May 2010 and entries will be limited to 2 recordings per entrant.

2. The competition will be judged by Frank Turner, and representatives of Xtra Mile recordings and Kerrang. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

3. Entrants must live in the United Kingdom or Eire and must be entitled to grant Xtra Mile the right to release the recording worldwide. The recording, the underlying music and the Entrant must be unsigned and not subject to any contractual terms or restrictions which could affect the release of the Single.

4. Xtra Mile will announce the winner of the competition on or around 7 June 2010 and within 7 days of the announcement the winner must sign an agreement with Xtra Mile, covering the release of the Single and exclusivity, in the form set out [below].

5. The Single will be released on or around 2 August 2010 and winner must be available for reasonable promotional activities as directed by Xtra Mile around the release of the Single. It is anticipated that Kerrang magazine/radio will support the release (although this is not a binding term of these terms and conditions). The winner will be given 20 copies of the Single free of charge and in the event that the single is profitable will be paid a share of the profits as set out in the agreement referred to above.

6. Any entrant who is under 18 years of age must obtain the permission of a parent or guardian to enter the competition and must state their age when entering.

7. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.

15. This agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales.

16. This competition is administered by Xtra Mile Recordings Limited.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Xtra Mile Spring Tour plus 'Xtra Mile High Club: Vol. 2

Celebrating yourself is something Xtra Mile rarely approves of, but just this once we'll allow ourselves the honour of doing so. SO, the first ever Xtra Mile Recordings tour will take place throughout May. Even better than that simple piece of glorious news is that those mighty scots The Xcerts will be spearheading the entire operation. Each night will have a rotating support bill of Xtra Mile acts including country punkers Crazy Arm, Welsh skewed-alt rock titans Straight Lines and ska-tinged indie outfit Fighting Fiction. Amaze.

To coincide with this ridiculously generous good deed to the entire nation, we are also releasing the second volume to our Xtra Mile High Club series. Geniously titled Xtra Mile High Club Vol. 2 – this will be an iTunes EXCLUSIVE compilation available for the dirt-cheap price of £2.49 from 17th May 2010. Cherry-picking tracks from our awesome roster the album includes: globe-conquering folk-punk hero Frank Turner's Sons of Liberty, a track from brand new duo Jaakko & Jay and the ever-delightful strains of Brighton's very own Chris T-T. If that wasn't enough – and frankly we think it is - the first 50 people to turn up on each night of the tour will receive limited promo copies of the compilation. We're too good for actual words.

THE XCERTS to headline

13 Brighton Fortune of War (Great Escape)
The Xcerts, Straight Lines, Fighting Fiction
22 Exeter The Cavern – free gig
The Xcerts, Straight Lines
24 Portsmouth Cellars £6/£8
The Xcerts, Crazy Arm, Straight Lines
25 London Borderline £6
The Xcerts, Crazy Arm, Straight Lines
26 Tunbridge Wells The Forum £6
The Xcerts, Crazy Arm, Straight Lines
27 Kingston New Slang £5
The Xcerts, Crazy Arm,
28 Northampton The Fish Market Gallery £6
The Xcerts, Fighting Fiction
29 Aldershot West End Centre £6 (7pm)
The Xcerts, Fighting Fiction

Door times: 8pm

Tracklisting for Xtra Mile High Club Vol: 2:

Frank Turner – 'Sons of Liberty' from album ‘Poetry Of The Deed’
The Xcerts - 'I See Things Differently' from album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’
Crazy Arm – 'Broken By The Wheel' from album ‘Born To Ruin’
Straight Lines – 'The Ballad Of Peter Devine' from album ‘Persistence In This Game’
Fighting Fiction – 'Turning Rebellion Into Money' from single ‘We Will Not Forget’
Chris T-T – 'Elephant In The Room' from album ‘Love Is Not Rescue’
Beans On Toast - 'I Fancy Laura Marling' from album ‘Standing On A Chair’
Jaako & Jay – 'Walls and Bars' from album ‘War Is Noise’
Jonah Matranga (of Far) – taken from the album ‘And’ UK only
Stringerbessant – 'Hey Girl' from forthcoming album ‘Yard’

For more information please contact us at Xtra Mile Recordings.
0207 7929400

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Xtra Mile at the Great Escape, Brighton

We have a stage at this year's Great Escape festival in Brighton! This Thursday 13th May we will be taking over the brilliant seaside venue the Fortune of War. The line-up for the festival is as follows:

The Xcerts - 12.30am
Crazy Arm - 11.45pm
Straight Lines - 11pm
Jaakko & Jay - 10.15pm
Fighting Fiction - 9.30pm

The first 50 people through the doors will get a special limited edition physical version of the 'Xtra Mile High Club Vol. 2' label compilation CD featuring Frank Turner, Chris T-T, Jonah Matranga, The Xcerts, Crazy Arm, Straight Lines and more!

Fortune of War,
157 Kings Road Arches,
East Sussex,
BN1 1NB.

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