Thursday, October 28, 2010

Frank Turner - 'I Still Believe' video



The video for Frank Turner's new track 'I Still Believe' was premiered last night on Zane Lowe's official website. You can now see it in it's full glory above and also purchase the track from iTunes ahead of the 'Rock & Roll' EP's (from which the track is taken's) offical release on 6th December.

Pre-order the 'Rock & Roll' EP at our webstore here: http://www.xtramilerecordings.com

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kerrang Reader Poll 2010!

It's that time of year again folks! The Kerrang Reader Poll where you get to decide what bands and solo artists ruled 2010. Categories include Best New Band (Straight Lines? Fighting Fiction?), Best Band (The Xcerts? Frank Turner? Crazy Arm?), Best Album (Far - 'At Night We Live'? Frank Turner - 'Poetry of the Deed'? The Xcerts - 'Scatterbrain'?), Best Live Band (Crazy Arm?), Best Track (The Xcerts - 'Slackerpop'? Straight Lines - 'Loose Change'? Frank Turner - 'The Road'? Far - 'Deafening?) and Hero of the Year (Chris T-T? Jonah Matranga? Frank Turner?). So who will it be?

The closing date for submissions is December 1st, so what are you waiting for!?

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First play of Frank Turner's ‘I Still Believe’ on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show tonight!

Make sure you tune into Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show between 7-9pm tonight to hear the first exclusive play of Frank Turner’s new track ‘I Still Believe’. It looks likely to appear in the first half of the show so keep your ears peeled!

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You can listen to the show here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/zanelowe/

Let Zane know what you thought of the track using the following details:
Email: zane.lowe@bbc.co.uk
SMS: 81199
Twitter: @zanelowe

‘I Still Believe’ is taken from Frank Turner’s forthcoming ‘Rock & Roll’ EP. An exclusive package of the EP with bonus CD can be pre-ordered here: http://www.xtramilerecordings.com

The video for ‘I Still Believe’ will be premiered exclusively through Zane Lowe’s official website http://www.zanelowe.com/ after it has been played on Radio 1.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beans on Toast - 'Writing on the Wall'

Second album 'Writing On The Wall' to be released on Wednesday 1st December through Xtra Mile Recordings

Never one to pay attention to rules or tradition, Beans On Toast will release the follow-up to his two disc 50 track debut 'Standing On A Chair' on his birthday, 1st December, eschewing the industry standard of records being released every Monday. It's called 'Writing on the Wall' and it's 30 minutes of music to celebrate his 30th year on the planet.

Beans On Toast - Writing on the Wall

This time his distinctive vocals and battered, half size acoustic guitar is joined by a full band, bringing new dimensions to his core oeuvre of direct, poignant, hilarious tales and observations. Rooted in the confessional and anecdotal, Bean’s On Toast direct, three-chord approach is this time bolstered by a full array of instruments. They complement the already colourful wordplay and bring a new dimension to the melody of his songs, making his honest yarns of drugs, love and friendship larger-than-life.

After a summer in the fields going between the countries major and minor festivals, he's just completed the very first Strummerville tour 'Westway Around The UK' with a headline tour promised for early next year. Beans On Toast's grimy, scaly voice – lined with razor wire and sandpaper – continues to croak apace in its rather comforting, miscreant Jackanory way. And long may it do so.

‘Writing On The Wall’ tracklisting:
1. artmoneyart
2. Oil
3. Foolish, Wild + Forgetful
4. Old Grunge
5. Bon Voyage
6. Methadrone
7. Left My Heart On The M25
8. New Can Of Tuna
9. Travel Back In Time Dance
10. A Real Life Country Song

To celebrate the release of ‘Writing on the Wall’ Beans on Toast will be holding a special Album Launch Party at The Nest in London on the 2nd December.

Album Launch Party @ The Nest
36 Stoke Newington Road
Dalston
London
N16 7XJ
8pm - 4am / £6

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Dive Dive - New single 'Liar' & Frank Turner support

New single 'Liar' out 29th November, long-awaited third album early January 2011, digital re-release of back catalogue.

Oxford-based quartet Dive Dive have reconvened in some inexplicable time out from their current job of being Frank Turner's band, dragging singer Jamie Stuart with them. They've also brought back with them their third, self-produced album, 'Potential' which is preceded by the single 'Liar', out 29th November on Xtra Mile Recordings.

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'Liar' comes accompanied with a video that atones for the sins of leaving poor Jamie behind and leaving us without a Dive Dive record for so long. Guest starring the ever-present Frank Turner, Juju (of Little Fish) and Jamie Lenman (ex of Reuben), the video sees Tarrant Anderson, Ben Lloyd and Nigel Powell trying out frontmen from The Vocalist Warehouse. In the end, there's only one choice and it certainly isn't the man known for a fondness of folk music and beards.

Now, having had three years with three quarters of the band accompanying folk-rock trailblazer Frank Turner all over the world, their punchy post-hardcore has been refined and fuelled by a renewed desire to play together. As well as the release of 'Potential' next year, both of Dive Dive's previous albums will be available to buy from your favourite digital outlets on 29th November.

Since 2001, Dive Dive have been a growing concern. From their debut in 2005, 'Tilting At Windmills' came a barrage of positive press and fan adulation. The Independent, The Fly, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, BBC, NME and John Peel himself all fawned over their intial burst of high-octane energy. Their second album, 'Revenge of the Mechanical Dog', released in 2007, built upon their scathing riffs and stop-start dynamics.

Tracklisting:
1. Mr 10%
2. The Alarum
3. Damage Control
4. Liar
5. The You In Me
6. Wherewithal
7. Ape Like Me
8. Collapse From The Hurt
9. The Point Is
10. Your Call Is Important
11. Pod People
12. Let's Swap Places
Hidden Track - Potential

They are set to support Frank on his December UK tour - meaning swift diva-like costume changes on the night between sets - which precedes the single release.

December
1st – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 0844 499 9990
2nd – ABC, Glasgow 0844 499 9990
3rd – 53 Degrees, Preston 01772 893 000
4th – The Plug, Sheffield SOLD OUT
5th – Regal, Oxford 0871 230 5595
6th – Corn Exchange, Cambridge 01223 578 000
7th – Guildhall, Southampton 0238 063 2601
8th – Lemon Grove, Exeter 01392 263 518
10th – Academy, Leicester 0844 477 2000
11th – O2 Academy, Liverpool 0844 477 2000
12th – Brixton Academy, London 0844 477 2000

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Frank Turner - New EP 'Rock & Roll' Released 6th December on Xtra Mile Recordings

Following an incredible year of touring everywhere, playing to overflowing festival crowds, supporting Green Day at Wembley Stadium and winning a prestigious Kerrang! Award, Frank Turner has found a few days to record a five track EP in time for Christmas.

Frank Turner - Rock and Roll EP

The 'Rock & Roll EP' begins with lead track, and astoundingly popular live anthem, 'I Still Believe'. It's a call to arms for those who are enraptured by the simplicity and power of “guitar and drums and desperate poetry”. The riotous gang of audience voices shouting the title back at Frank, spliced into the EP having been recorded from a summer of teeming festival crowds, tells you all you need to know about this soon-to-be signature song.

All recorded at The Church Studios in Crouch End in a mere three days, and produced by Tristan Ivemy who mixed Frank's second album Love Ire & Song, the four remaining songs 'Pass It Along', 'To Absent Friends', 'Rock & Roll Romance' and 'The Next Round' will remain exclusive to this release. 'I Still Believe' will appear on next year's anticipated album due for Spring with Frank set to begin recording in January.

The video to 'I Still Believe' sees a dashing bunch of 1920s-30s socialites witness Frank and his band (Ben, Tarrant, Matt and Nigel) stampede through the song in rip-roaring, devil-may-care style, as is their wont. Frank also got a tattoo of the track title on his arm, live on set, adding to his already ink-addled frame. Stills from the video can be found here: http://benmorse.carbonmade.com/

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Currently in the US touring with punk legends Social Distortion, Frank's neverending schedule continues with a December UK tour which has seen Sheffield, Aberdeen, Exeter and Liverpool sell out already, and the other dates not far behind, including London's Brixton Academy. His tour supports for December are singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt and fiery Oxford quartet Dive Dive.

December
1st Lemon Tree, Aberdeen SOLD OUT
2nd ABC, Glasgow 0844 499 9990
3rd 53 Degrees, Preston 01772 893 000
4th The Plug, Sheffield SOLD OUT
5th Regal, Oxford 0871 230 5595
6th Corn Exchange, Cambridge 01223 578 000
7th Guildhall, Southampton 0238 063 2601
8th Lemon Grove, Exeter SOLD OUT
10th Academy, Leicester 0844 477 2000
11th O2 Academy, Liverpool SOLD OUT
12th Brixton Academy, London 0844 477 2000

Tickets are available to buy online via the Xtra Mile Webstore – www.xtramilerecordings.com

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Straight Lines - 'Say It For Your Sake' out today!

Straight Lines new single 'Say It For Your Sake' is released today! The single is back with an exclusive acoustic version of ‘Set Me On Fire And Feed me To The Wolves’. The original version of the track is also featured on their debut, and Kerrang! Radio’s ‘Album of the Week’ 'Persistence In This Game'.

Download the single from the following digital retailers:
iTunes
7Digital
Play
Amazon
HMV Digital

The band will shortly be on tour. Dates are as follows:

OCTOBER w/ Attack! Attack!
13 Arts Centre, Norwich
14 Rock City Basement, Nottingham
15 Sugarmill, Stoke
16 Sound Control, Manchester
17 Cockpit 2, Leeds
19 IronWorks, Inverness
20 King Tuts, Glasgow
21 02 Academy, Newcastle
22 Masque, Liverpool
23 Academy 2, Leicester

NOVEMBER
7 Cardiff University, Cardiff w/ Attack! Attack!
Nov 16 - Manchester Academy w/ Less Than Jake
Nov 17 - Newcastle O2 Academy w/ Less Than Jake

HEADLINE TOUR
18 Joiners, Southampton
19 HOT DAMN! @ The Purple Turtle, London
21 The Boileroom, Guildford
23 Nottingham, Rock City (Basement)
24 Central Station, Wrexham, Wales
25 The Flapper, Birmingham
26 Corporation, Sheffield
27 York Stereo, York
28 Stereo, Glasgow
29 Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
30 The Well, Leeds


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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Silent Film - 'The City That Sleeps'

A Silent Film - City That Sleeps new

You can now get your hands on the new A Silent Film 'The City That Sleeps' re-release on both CD and download. The new version of the album features additional tracks 'Driven by Their Beating Hearts' and 'Firefly In My Window' and is specially repackaged.

Physical:

Amazon
HMV
Play

Xtra Mile Webstore

Digital:

iTunes
7Digital
Amazon Digital
HMV Digital
Play

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Monday, October 4, 2010

The Xcerts - 'Scatterbrain' released today!

The Xcerts - Scatterbrain

Today is the day! The Xcerts incredible new album 'Scatterbrain' is officially RELEASED TODAY on gatefold CD and download (including a digital booklet). The album has already been awarded 4/5 by Kerrang, 8/10 by Rocksound and 5/5 by Punktastic! Keep your eyes peeled for features in all good rock magazines in the coming weeks.

You can order the album by following the links to the online retailers below or by heading to any good record store.

Physical:

Amazon
HMV

Play

Banquet Records
Rough Trade
Xtra Mile Webstore

Digital:

iTunes
7Digital
Amazon Digital
HMV Digital
Play

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