Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Xcerts - Confirm release date for new album ‘Scatterbrain’, hit the festival circuit and join Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly on tour

Just off the road from shows in support of cult heroes The Get Up Kids and a Main Stage performance at Rockness, THE XCERTS are about to embark on a month-long festival jaunt taking in Edge festival, Rhythms of the World and Sonisphere before joining long-term friend and musical admirer Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. on tour.


The Xcerts can now confirm that their second album (and follow up to 2009’s ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’) will be called ‘Scatterbrain’ and released in the Autumn through Xtra Mile Recordings. ‘Scatterbrain’ is the first album by a UK act to be overseen by US producer Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Crime in Stereo…) who began work on the record with the band at his home studio in Bethpage, New York at the start of the year.

The band released the first single from the new album in June; ‘Slackerpop’, like the majority of the album from which it is taken, it incorporates the pop-sensibilities that made the band’s debut so great but also shows a new brilliantly sinister, dirty and earthy quality to the band’s sound that has not been evident before. Catch the band at the shows below for a preview of what can be expected on ‘Scatterbrain’.

21st Le Pub, Newport, Wales
24th Rhythms of the World Festival, Hitchin
27th Harley's, Bathgate
28th King Tut's, Glasgow
29th Da Vinci's, Livingston
30th The Doghouse, Dundee
1st Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth
10th Deaf Institute, Manchester *
11th Borderline, London *
12th Rock City Basement *
13th Electric Circus (The Edge Festival) *
18th Southsea festival, Portsmouth
26th Underground Festival, Gloucester
* with Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly.

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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