Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Retrospective Soundtrack Players - Debut album ‘Cool Hand Luke’ released 4th April 2011 through Xtra Mile Recordings

The Worlds first concept-country/folk band The Retrospective Soundtrack Players will be releasing their debut album ‘Cool Hand Luke’ on the 4th April through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Chris T-T, Far). The album is a creation of soundtracks created by the band to form various backdrops to their favourite cult films and books.

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The Retrospective Soundtrack Players story is far from ordinary. Originally beginning as a two man concept project by two of indie-folk outfit The Dawn Chorus the duo won a competition through Xtra Mile Recordings website (www.xtramilerecordings.com) in August 2010 to have their track ‘Real Cool Hand’ featured as the B-side to (now label-mate) Frank Turner’s single ‘Try This At Home’. The success of the limited edition (and now highly collectable) split 7” was far greater than than the band anticipated and saw them being featured on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music before they had played any shows! Following on from the unexpected success chief songwriter Kyle Evans then began to gathered together a collective gaggle of musicians from the thriving Hampshire music scene – including members of The B of the Bang and All The Shapes and the 12-legged country/folk/punk beast The Retrospective Soundtrack Players was born!

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Catch the band at The Retrospective Soundtrack Players at the following show:

28/03/2011 - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London (with CHRIS T-T & DIVE DIVE)
09/04/2011 - Bright House, Birmingham (with BEANS ON TOAST)
10/04/2011 - The Mad Ferret, Preston
11/04/2011 - Mojo, Liverpool
29/04/2011 - Chichester Inn, Chichester
01/05/2011 - Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth
13/05/2011 - Talking Heads, Southampton
14/05/2011 - Foggy's Bar, Petersfield
16/07/2011 - Two Thousand Trees Festival (Leaf Lounge)


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Xcerts join the bill of the huge Teenage Cancer Trust show at The Royal Albert Hall in support of Biffy Clyro

Having only just been swept off to Europe with cult stoner rockers Fu Manchu; THE XCERTS have now been added to the bill of a huge show at The Royal Albert Hall in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The band will perform on the third night (Wednesday 23 March) of the week long event alongside Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison (solo) and UK rock giants Biffy Clyro to form a trio of Scotland’s finest acts.

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This year sees the 10th anniversary of the series of concerts which were the brainchild of Teenage Cancer Trust Patron and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey CBE. The shows have featured some of the world's biggest bands and artists and 2011’s line-up is not exception! Speaking of the show frontman Murray Macleod says “"I'm delighted to be able to play a show for the Teenage Cancer Trust. As a Crohn's disease sufferer I spent much of my teens in and out of hospital so I can only begin to imagine the heartache and suffering felt by families affected by a life threatening illness. It's an honour to be able to support such an amazing charity."

The Xcerts have just completed a highly successful jaunt in the UK where they were joined by Dinosaur Pile Up and Japanese Voyeurs as part of The Rock Sound Exposure Tour. Their brand new EP ‘Stairs To Noise: The Scatterbrain EP' was released last week on limited edition CD and download through Xtra Mile Recordings (Far, Frank Turner, Straight Lines...). You can expect to see The Xcerts at the following Fu Manchu dates in Europe:

MARCH
Mon 7 FRANCE, Paris La Maroquinerie
Tues 8 BELGIUM, Hasselt MOD
Wed 9 HOLLAND, Nijmegan Doornroosje
Thurs 10 HOLLAND, Eindhoven Effenar
Fri 11 OFF
Sat 12 GERMANY, Hamburg Knust
Sun 13 GERMANY, Berlin C Club
Mon 14 DENMARK, Copenhagen Loppen
Tues 15 off
Wed 16 SWEDEN, Gothenburg Brewhouse
Thurs 17 OFF
Fri 18 GERMANY, Rostock Mau Club
Sat 19 POLAND, Wroclaw Firlej
Sun 20 CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague Lucerna Music Bar

The Xcerts will be returning to the UK in April for their own run of headline dates in support of their second album ‘Scatterbrain’. Dates are as follows:

HEADLINE TOUR
APRIL
FRI 1 Sheffield, The Leadmill
SAT 2 Stoke, The Sugarmill
SUN 3 Wrexham, Central Station
TUE 5 Dundee, Doghouse
WED 6 Aberdeen, Drummonds
THU 7 Stirling, Fubar
FRI 8 Edinburgh, Studio 24
SAT 9 Carlisle The Brickyard
SUN 10 Newcastle, O2 Academy2
TUE 12 Birmingham, The Flapper & Firkin
WED 13 Nottingham, Rock City
THU 14 Bristol, Start The Bus
FRI 15 Plymouth, White Rabbit
SAT 16 Exeter, The Cavern
MON 18 London, The Barfly
TUE 19 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
WED 20 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
THU 21 Northampton, Roadmender

www.thexcertsband.com - www.myspace.com/thexcerts
www.twitter.com/thexcerts - www.facebook.com/Thexcerts
www.xtramilerecordings.com - www.myspace.com/xtramilerecordings

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Xcerts join Fu Manchu on their European tour!

Having played a one-off show with cult stoner rockers Fu Manchu only last week THE XCERTS can now reveal further immediate shows with the band. The shows have come about as band’s performance with Fu Manchu in Manchester was so well received that they have been asked to join the band on their European tour which kicked off yesterday in Paris!

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The Xcerts have just completed a highly successful jaunt in the UK where they were joined by Dinosaur Pile Up and Japanese Voyeurs as part of The Rock Sound Exposure Tour. Their brand new EP ‘Stairs To Noise: The Scatterbrain EP' was released this week on limited edition CD and download through Xtra Mile Recordings (Far, Frank Turner, Straight Lines...). You can expect to see The Xcerts at the following Fu Manchu dates in Europe:

MARCH
Mon 7 FRANCE, Paris La Maroquinerie
Tues 8 BELGIUM, Hasselt MOD
Wed 9 HOLLAND, Nijmegan Doornroosje
Thurs 10 HOLLAND, Eindhoven Effenar
Sat 12 GERMANY, Hamburg Knust
Sun 13 GERMANY, Berlin C Club
Mon 14 DENMARK, Copenhagen Loppen
Tues 15 off Wed 16 SWEDEN, Gothenburg Brewhouse
Fri 18 GERMANY, Rostock Mau Club
Sat 19 POLAND, Wroclaw Firlej
Sun 20 CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague Lucerna Music Bar

The Xcerts will be returning to the UK in April for their own run of headline dates in support of their second album ‘Scatterbrain’. Dates are as follows:

HEADLINE TOUR
APRIL
FRI 1 Sheffield, The Leadmill
SAT 2 Stoke, The Sugarmill
SUN 3 Wrexham, Central Station
TUE 5 Dundee, Doghouse
WED 6 Aberdeen, Drummonds
THU 7 Stirling, Fubar
FRI 8 Edinburgh, Studio 24
SAT 9 Carlisle The Brickyard
SUN 10 Newcastle, O2 Academy2
TUE 12 Birmingham, The Flapper & Firkin
WED 13 Nottingham, Rock City
THU 14 Bristol, Start The Bus
FRI 15 Plymouth, White Rabbit
SAT 16 Exeter, The Cavern
MON 18 London, The Barfly
TUE 19 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
WED 20 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
THU 21 Northampton, Roadmender

www.thexcertsband.com - www.myspace.com/thexcerts
www.twitter.com/thexcerts - www.facebook.com/Thexcerts
www.xtramilerecordings.com - www.myspace.com/xtramilerecordings

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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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Beans On Toast - April Fools Tour 2011

Lexapalooza Lite 2011
Beans on Toast has been around the block and back. He's released two albums, and taken his musings to a various mix of stages big and small around the world.
Brutally honest, blunt as a hammer yet sharp as a razorblade, he's has been entertaining festival goers for years as a solo act, hip-hop act, country band and as an excitable drunk.

The April Fools tour is a self organised tour of the UK on a shoe string budget. Playing a mix of venues, cafe's, house party's and carparks. A tune in his heart and a bottle in his hand.

APRIL FOOLS TOUR 2011
Friday 1st - ABERDEEN - Tunnels 2 - £4
Saturday 2nd - DUNDEE - Thomsons Bar - FREE
Sunday 3rd - GLASGOW - 13th Note - £5
Tuesday 5th - CLEETHORPS - Nottingham House - £5
Wednesday 6th - CARDIFF - Gwdihw Cafe Bar - £3
Thursday 7th - HARLOW - Sourz Bar - £2
Friday 8th - KIDDERMINSTER - The Swan - FREE
Saturday 9th - BIRMINGHAM - The Brighthouse - FREE
Monday 11th - NOTTINGHAM - Rescue Rooms - FREE
Tuesday 12th - YORK - City Screen - £5
Thursday 14th - CAMBRIDGE - The Emperor - FREE
Friday 15th - WINCHESTER - The Railway - £5
Sunday 17th - GRAVESEND - R Bar - FREE
Wednesday 20th - PORTSMOUTH - The Cellers - £5
Thursday 21st - LONDON - Strummerville Spring Sessions - £10
Sunday 24th - BRISTOL - The Croft - £5
Monday 25th - BATH - Moles - FREE
Wednesday 27th - ST ALBANS - The Horn - £5
Friday 29th April - LONDON - The Wheelbarrow - FREE

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