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.

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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:

NOVEMBER
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

DECEMBER
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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