Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fighting Fiction - ‘Rock 'n' Roll is Dead and its Corpse is for Sale’ Pre-orders

Fighting Fiction

FIGHTING FICTION will shortly be releasing their new Mark Williams (Biffy Clyro, Bloc Party, Million Dead, Oceansize) produced single ‘Rock 'n' Roll is Dead and its Corpse is for Sale’ on 4th July 2011. Make sure you pre-order yourself a copy using the links below:

Amazon Digital
HMV Digital

The band have just been confirmed for this year's Reading & Leeds Festivals and are playing the following shows in support of the singles release:

9th July - The Square, Harlow
11th July - The Hobgoblin, Brighton
15th July - 2000Trees Festival, Gloucestershire
July 18 - Hobgoblin, Brighton
23rd July - Palladium Club (Beta Fest), Bideford
26th August - Leeds Festival - The Lock Up Stage)
28th August - Reading Festival (The Lock Up Stage)
14th September - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar (Previously Jam), Brighton
15th September - Goblets, Southampton
16th September - The Nags Head, High Wycombe
22nd September - The Cavern, Exeter
21st September - Barcelona Bar, Liverpool
24th September - Frogfest - The Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New single and live with Social Distortion


New single: 'Tribes/Animals' bw 'Help For Heroines'
Release date: 1st August 2011
Labels: Xtra Mile Recordings (UK), Gunner Records (mainland Europe)
Formats: 7" vinyl and digital download

Devon roots-punks, Crazy Arm, release their new single, 'Tribes/Animals', in August: the first release ahead of their imminent new album, 'Union City Breath'. Already a live favourite, 'Tribes/Animals', is a song of two distinct parts, combining the band's love of Springsteen, gospel and honest punk rock. The lyrics are an indictment of man-made structures of violence and a call for a return to simpler, more ethically-centred ways of interacting. Also on the record: the voice of Victoria Butterfield (who sang on the band's last single 'Sweet Storm') and keys courtesy Patrick James Pearson. The single will coincide with the band’s debut acoustic tour in August with Cory Branan and Sam Russo. All tour dates below.

The follow-up to 2009’s dramatic debut, ‘Born To Ruin’ (‘Stunning’ KKKK Kerrang; ‘Quite brilliant’ Rock Sound; ‘Storming roots-punk debut’ Big Cheese), 'Union City Breath' is currently in the finishing stages and is being produced/engineered, once again, by Peter Miles (King Blues, The Computers, Sonic Boom Six, Dry The River) at his new studio deep in the South Devon countryside. Taking its cue from the spurious idea of the Big Society, 'Union City Breath' is a reminder that all societies are made by people and can be changed or at least challenged by people whenever they see fit. The most authoritarian of institutions and the largest of multinational corporations are still only the product of human endeavour, propped up by other people with the same global interests – they can be, will be and are dismantled if and when they continue to pose a threat and cause violence upon ordinary people.

The band are due to play Shepherds Bush Empire with Social Distortion on 7th July amongst other shows and festival appearances including 2000 Trees and Boardmasters. The album will coincide with a comprehensive tour of the UK and mainland Europe.

Tour dates:
Thurs 7th July - London, Shepherds Bush Empire (w/Social Distortion) SOLD OUT
Fri 8th July - London, The Bowery (with The Dissociates) £6.00
Sat 9th July - Voodoo Lounge, LMHR benefit
Thurs14th July - 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, rock set (approx 4pm)
Fri 15th July - 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, acoustic set (approx 6pm)
Sat 23rd July - Livestock Festival, near Sidmouth
Sat 6th Aug – Plymouth, Jack Chams (acoustic show)
Fri 12th Aug - Boardmasters Festival, Vans Stage (approx 7pm)
Sun 14th Aug - Manchester, Tiger Lounge (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Apologies, I Have None + Sam Russo)
Mon 15th Aug – Lincoln, venue tbc (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Tues 16th Aug - Leeds, Santiagos (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Weds 17th Aug - Nottingham, The Maze (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Thurs 18th Aug - Southsea, Edge Of The Wedge (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Fri 19th Aug - London, The Windmill (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Sat 20th Aug - Brighton, The Prince Albert (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Mon 29th Aug - Dbs festival, Bristol
Fri 9th Sept - Ivylive Festival, Ivybridge (with The King Blues + lots more)
Sun 11th Sept - Plymouth Punks Picnic

Crazy Arm, properly set up camp in mid-2006. Not easy to categorise, and all the better for it, their sound is an accumulation of decades of influence and inspiration: rooted in hardcore/punk, ‘60s protest folk/country and classic rock’n’roll, combined with a grass-roots political overview that embraces anti-war, anti-fascist and pro-community activism.

Contact / bookings:
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Retrospective Soundtrack Players - 'Real Cool Hand' Video

Check out the brilliant new video for The Retrospective Soundtrack Players 'Real Cool Hand' below. The track is taken from the band's debut album Cool Hand Luke which is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings and availble to buy from our webstore.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fighting Fiction new single ‘Rock 'n' Roll is Dead and its Corpse is for Sale’

Fighting Fiction

Jacob Glew – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Matt Roffe – Guitars/Bass/Backing Vocals
Andy Cooke - Guitars/Bass/Backing Vocals
Nate Davenport – Drums/Percussion

After a slew of singles and an EP FIGHTING FICTION are ready to reveal the first single from their Mark Williams (Biffy Clyro, Bloc Party, Million Dead, Oceansize) produced debut album. New single ‘Rock 'n' Roll is Dead and its Corpse is for Sale’ will be released on 4th July 2011 (Independence Day) through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Crazy Arm, Far…).

The single, which has already seen strong support on Mike Davies Radio 1 Punk Show, sees the Bristolian’s steady evolution reach new heights and proves the perfect stepping stone before the release of their debut album which can be expected in September 2011. ‘Rock 'n' Roll is Dead…’ offers thought provoking lyrics that challenge what musicians stand for in this modern age, selling their souls to large brands that want to try a buy a piece of credibility.

Speaking of the single and forthcoming album frontman Jacob Glew says "This is an album conceived over weekends and late nights in living rooms and start up studios, we've spent every hour we have spare pouring ourselves into these ten songs to make them the best they can possibly be, they're personal and political, recorded by our friend and fantastic producer Mark Williams and played by us to the best of our ability we want every note and word to sound like we meant them, because we did".

The band will be relentlessly touring the UK circuit in support of the single. Catch the band at the following venues:

9th July - The Square, Harlow
11th July - The Hobgoblin, Brighton
15th July - 2000Trees Festival, Gloucestershire
23rd July - Palladium Club (Beta Fest), Bideford
14th September - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar (Previously Jam), Brighton
15th September - Goblets, Southampton
16th September - The Nags Head, High Wycombe
22nd September - The Cavern, Exeter

“...Fighting Fiction, in whose sharp songwriting there is something identifiably British, and they cling to them with their fingernails, giving them a careering thrill.” - Kerrang!

"Stormin' Norman! Tight punchy playing and production with warped off-kilter lyrics in the great English tradition of songs like Arnold Layne and Tracy Jacks. A storming track." - Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)

"Unapologetically catchy and with a social conscience that yells rather than speaks to all, Fighting Fiction immediately crave your attention, capturing you from the first rush of jingle fused beats and failing to relinquish their hold until the last burst of gang led vocals truly ensnares. More than promising, this is a band that you need to discover now!" 12/13 Room Thirteen

For further information please contact Dan Griffiths (national/online) or Anthea (regional)

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Frank Turner live album launch Barfly gig stream!

This is a special live stream for Frank Turner's album launch show for 'England Keep My Bones'. The intimate show takes place at the Barfly in London on Monday 6th June and Frank will be on stage at around 9.30pm. Tune in and don't miss any of the action (even if you don't have a ticket)!

Frank Turner - Live stream

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