Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crazy Arm - New single and December tour



Plymouth roots-punk quartet, Crazy Arm embark on a UK tour in December with London’s Apologies I Have None. To coincide with the tour, the band will be releasing a double A-side single (7” vinyl on Gunner Records, digital format on Xtra Mile Recordings). Featuring the Springsteen-esque anthem, ‘Ambertown’, and the bluegrass-influenced ‘Sweet Storm’ – with live guest, Victoria Butterfield, on joint vocals – the single is set for release on 13th December.

Crazy Arm_Apologies Dec tour poster
Crazy Arm have had a hectic 2010 that shows no signs of letting up. They toured for three weeks as support to Frank Turner (and Chuck Ragan) throughout the UK and mainland Europe; completed a label showcase tour with The Xcerts; embarked on two further weeklong jaunts to the continent including festival appearances in Belgium and Germany; and made appearances at 2000 Trees, NASS, Leopallooza, Reading and Leeds Festivals, amongst others. They are also booking a tour of Europe for mid-January 2011 with The Cut Ups.

Debut album, ‘Born To Ruin’, is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings (Gunner Records in Europe). The band are currently working on songs for their second album, provisionally titled ‘Union City Breath’, scheduled for release in mid-2011.

Live dates in December (with Apologies I Have None):
9th Cavern, Exeter 8pm
10th Unit, Southampton £4 / £5 after 11pm (9pm - club night)
11th The Croft, Bristol £5 tickets / £6 on door (7pm)
12th Hobos, Bridgend £5 (7pm)
13th Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham (£4/£3) 8pm
14th Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham £4 (7.30pm)
15th The Wildman, Norwich FREE SHOW (7pm)
16th Santiagos, Leeds £5 (7.30pm)
17th Everything Sucks, Café El Paso, London £5/£6 (8.30pm doors)
18th White Rabbit, Plymouth £4 (8pm)

What they said about ‘Born To Ruin’:
‘Stunning’ KKKK Kerrang!
‘Quite brilliant’ Rock Sound
‘Storming roots-punk debut’ Big Cheese [Best British Newcomers 2009]
‘One of the most instantly addictive albums you’ll ever hear’ Last Hours
‘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’ Music Fix
‘A dramatic, intelligent and impressive debut’ Sputnik Music
‘Easily up there as album of the decade’ Allgigs

Contacts / bookings
Website: www.myspace.com/crazyarm
Email: johnsycash [at]yahoo.co.uk PR: anthea[at]presscounselpr.com
Record label: www.xtramilerecordings.com

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Xcerts - Return triumphant from CMJ and announce headline tour

THE XCERTS have just returned from New York where they played two special CMJ industry showcases at packed out venues. No only did the band get to perform in the city where their new album ‘Scatterbrain’ was recorded, but were personally invited to see a secret performance by Bad Books in a secluded loft space in Brooklyn and got to hangout with Justin Beck of Glassjaw who continue to be a huge inspiration for the band.


The Xcerts new album has been extremely well received by the UK press with Big Cheese (5/5) calling it the "…comeback of the year", Kerrang! (4/5) saying the band have “become contenders on brilliant second album" while Rocksound (8/10) thought the record displayed "...songwriting chops that are matures beyond their relatively young years”.

Before 2010 is out, The Xcerts will find time to hit the road with Anberlin before heading out on their own headline tour of the UK bringing the sound of ‘Scatterbrain’ to a venue near you. Dates are as follows:

13th Sheffield Corporation w/ Anberlin
15th Glasgow Garage w/ Anberlin
16th Leed Cockpit. w/ Anberlin
22nd London Islington Academy w/ Anberlin
27th Aldershot West End Centre
29th Guildford Boilerroom
30th Oxford Jericho Tavern

1st Exeter Cavern
2nd Bath Moles
3rd Reading South Street Arts Centre
6th Chatham Tap n' Tin
7th Coventry Kasbah
8th London Barfly
15th Dundee Reading Rooms
16th Edinburgh Sneaky Petes
17th Inverness Mad Hatters
18th Thurso Skinadis
19th Aberdeen Lemon Tree

The Xcerts second album ‘Scatterbrain’ is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings! Here’s what the press had to say:
"Scottish trio become contenders on brilliant second album" - 4/5 Kerrang!
displays "...songwriting chops that are matures beyond their relatively young years. All that early promise they showed? Welcome to Deliveryville, population them. - 8/10 Rock Sound
The Xcerts have outdone themselves. This is a record that bands strive their whole careers to write and they’ve gone and done it on the second attempt. Marvellous. - 5/5 Punktastic
"...comeback of the year?" - 5/5 Big Cheese

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tweet for Turner!

Frank Turner - Rock and Roll EP

In the run up to the release of Frank Turner's new EP 'Rock & Roll' our good friends at Epitaph Records have devised a rather cunning plan. It's a game that involves users of Twitter and fans tweeting “I Believe in ________ + #IbelieveinFrankTurner” and filling in the gap. It can be anything you want, just remeber to include the hashtag so that it's searchable. This is not only a rather entertaining game but also helps spread awareness for the EPs release. Who knows, if we have enough posts we might even get Frank trending! Frank is re-tweeting the most entertaining efforts and we at Xtra Mile will offer the one we like the best Franks' three albums. Tweet away!!!

Our special Frank Turner November sale is on now! Head over to http://www.xtramilerecordings.com to check out the deals.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Vote Xtra Mile in the Rock Sound 'Readers' Poll 2010'


Well, well, well, it appears it's time for the annual Rock Sound 'Readers' Poll'. Categories include Best Album of 2010 (Frank Turner - 'Poetry of the Deed'?, Far - 'At Night We Live'?, The Xcerts - 'Scatterbrain'?), Best British Band (The Xcerts? Crazy Arm? Beans on Toast? Chris T-T? Frank Turner?), Best British Newcomer (Straight Lines? Fighting Fiction?), Best International Band (Far?, Jonah Matranga?), Best Single (Straight Lines - 'Loose Change'? Frank Turner - 'The Road'?, The Xcerts - 'Slackerpop?), Best Tweeter (Jonah Matranga? Chris T-T? Frank Turner?), Best Album Cover Art (The Xcerts - 'Scatterbrain'? Frank Turner - 'Poetry of the Deed'? Straight Lines - 'Persistence In This Game?) and Best Live Band (Frank Turner? Chris T-T? Jonah Matranga? A Silent Film? The Xcerts? Dive Dive? Straight Lines? Crazy Arm?) among others! So what are you waiting for!?


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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vote for Frank Turner's 'I Still Believe' on Steve Lamacq's Rebel Playlist

Frank Turner's 'I Still Believe' is up for Steve Lamacq's Rebel Playlist this week on 6 Music, it's up against Girls and Goldheart Assembly. It's an email vote, which can be cast by going to the link below. Voting is now open, and ends at midnight on Sunday evening. The winner will automatically get spot plays on 6 Music at the beginning of next week. Let's get on this and blow the other acts out the water!


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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dive Dive - 'Liar' video featuring Jamie Lenman (Reuben) & Frank Turner

Check out Dive Dive's video for new track 'Liar' above. The single is the first to be lifted from the band's forthcoming album 'Potential' due for release on Xtra Mile Recordings' next year. The video features appearences from Frank Turner and Jamie Lenman (Reuben).

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Jonah Matranga - November Tour

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Jonah Matranga
will be back in the UK for a short tour in November. Dates below.

Jonah's band Far released their flawless new album 'At Night We Live' earlier this year on Xtra Mile Recordings. Expect to hear a mixture of material spanning Jonah's band and solo albums including the Xtra Mile release 'AND'.

10 Brixton, UK - Windmill
11 Newcastle, UK - Trillian's
12 Manchester, UK - Venue TBC
14 Trier, DE - Exhaus
15 Duisburg, DE - Steinbruch
16 Newport, UK - Le Pub
17 London, UK - Garage (Upstairs)

More info: http://jonahmatranga.com

Order Far - 'At Night We Live' and Jonah Matranga 'AND' at the Xtra Mile Recordings Webstore.

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