Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Future of the Left release new single 'sheena is a t-shirt salesman' on 12th March through Xtra Mile Recordings

Future Of The Left - sheena is a t-shirt salesman - sleeve
Future of the Left are pleased to announce the release of their brand-new-outside-of-their-own-heads single 'sheena is a t-shirt salesman', which is taken from their forthcoming Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, The Xcerts, Against Me!...)-released album 'the plot against common sense'.
Released on March 12th, 'sheena...' is approximately 125 seconds of semi- aroused rock band engaging fully with their instruments and shouting a lot, sometimes deliberately. Casual listeners are invited to enjoy it or leave the building.
The song is taken from the previously mentioned long-playing collection ‘the plot against common sense', which is to be released on May 28th. Constituting 49.8 minutes of singing, shouting, slinking, smashing and (at times) sobbing, the album is the best thing the band have put their name to in this or any other dimension, a fact which is not open to debate.
In March, the band will be playing at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas (the Xtra Mile Recordings showcase as well as other shows) and laughing at the identical tattoos which dot the streets like anti-establishment Coke machines. A UK and European tour is scheduled for June.
More to follow.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Dave Hause - Heads out on tour with Alkaline Trio

Having wowed crowds with his passionate and uplifting performances on the first European Revival Tour, The Loved Ones vocalist/guitarist Dave Hause returns for a run of shows with good friends Alkaline Trio.
With upcoming dates throughout the UK as well as Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, Dave Hause’s army of followers is set to get even bigger!

Dave Hause pic 2 - lo res

Dates are as follows:

April
23 Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
24 Exzellenzhaus e.V, Trier, Germany
25 59:1, Munich, Germany
26 General Musik Direktion (Headline Show) Graz, Austria
27 Monster Bash Berlin, Germany
28 Pirate Satellite Festival Stuttgart, Germany
29 Groezrock Meerhout, Belgium
30 Queensday Festival 12, Venlo, Netherlands
May
01 Pyramid Portsmouth, UK
02 The Leadmill Sheffield, UK
03 Empire Middlesbrough, UK
04 Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds, UK
05 Academy Manchester, UK
07 HMV Picture House Edinburgh, UK
08 Kasbah Coventry, UK
09 Waterfront Norwich, UK
10 Electric Ballroom London, UK
12 Barfly London, UK
13 University SU Cardiff, UK
14 Lemon Grove Exeter, UK
15 The Junction, Cambridge, UK
17 Soundcity, Liverpool
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Dave Hause’s debut solo album ‘Resolutions’ was released on Xtra Mile Recordings in October 2011. Hause, along with a group of friends and family he dubbed The Empty Bottles Band, put together a well-crafted rock album that defies classification. Recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by Pete Steinkopf (of The Bouncing Souls), ‘Resolutions’ showcases Hause’s songwriting talents and his many influences ranging from Patty Griffin to Paul Westerberg.

Dave Hause played his first solo shows in 2009 and has since shared the stage with a wide variety of artists including Bob Mould, AFI, Frank Turner, Tim Barry (Avail), Jim Ward (At The Drive-In, Sparta), Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns & Roses), Franz Nicolay, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem).

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day... Download 'A Song About Death'!

Jim Lockey - A Song About Death

Happy Valentine's Day! You know what that means!? It means Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun's new single 'A Song About Death' is released! It's taken from their forthcoming album 'Death'. Grab yourself a copy using the following links:

iTunes
HMV Digital
Amazon
7 Digital

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun - Brand new single ‘A Song About Death’

Tipped by the NME as one of the 100 bands to check out in 2012, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun are to release their new single ‘A Song About Death’ rather fittingly on St. Valentine’s Day – 14th February 2012 – through Xtra Mile Recordings.

Jim Lockey - A Song About Death
A passionate and frenetic track it highlights their incredible blend of country-folk and indie-punk that makes them one of the most poetic and engaging new bands in British music.
The single is accompanied by a short run of dates – with a full UK headline tour currently being booked for the whole of May. Details to come.

FEBRUARY
9 Dublin Castle, London
17 The Maze, Nottingham
23 The Furnace, Swindon
MARCH
13 93ft East, London
17 Shatterfest, York

‘A Song About Death’ is taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Death’, due out in April 2012. Produced by Peter Miles (King Blues, Crazy Arm, Futures) ‘Death’ encapsulates the band’s vast sound into 11 tracks, as the young quartet draw from a plethora of influences including alt. country folk and hardcore punk. Coupled with a strong political ethic and a “play-till-you’re-dead” attitude ‘Death’ is an innovative and arresting record, crammed with hook-filled soaring harmonies, innovative rhythms and passionately honest lyrics.

It also features the track ‘Warriors’ which the band made available for free late last year.

In two short years these anarcho-anglo storytellers have incessantly toured the country, including as main support on Frank Turner’s February 2011 UK Tour plus shows alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, Dry the River, Johnny Flynn, Alessi’s Ark and Pete Doherty. In the summer they also performed at numerous festivals such as the Big Chill, Beautiful Days, Wychwood and Y-Not, including a packed performance as headliners on the second stage at 2000trees.

With tours and festivals being confirmed and an ever growing fanbase eagerly awaiting the album, 2012 is going to be a fantastic year for this up and coming band.
Watch this space!

PRESS
• "Never has music been so relevant" - BBC Introducing
• “...one of, if not the best, singer-songwriters I've met... they're gonna smash it in 2012." - Frank Turner
• "Lockey & Co... definitely ones to watch" - The Fly
• "Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun could be the British Bright Eyes" - is this music?

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Beans On Toast - All Art Is For Sale

English folk singer Beans on Toast stumbles into the art world with a mouthful of questions about what art means, what makes someone an artist and how much art should cost.

In his first real exhibition Beans has created 100 pieces of contemporary art, all individual numbered and individually priced.

The exhibition will be held in the underground cult gallery Flaxon Ptootch on Kentish Town High Street, known for its love of the moon, great pieces of art, expensive rum cocktails and forward thinking haircuts.

The exhibition will run for one month kicking of with a launch party on Thursday 9th February. Where Beans on Toast will play a full live set followed by his main man and tour DJ Mr Paul Sethi who will keep the party rolling for as long as the art world will let him. Everyone is welcome, its free entry but bring some money because all art is for sale.

THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY
FLAXON PTOOTCH
237 Kentish Town Road
London
NW5 2JT
7pm - Late
www.flaxtonptootch.com
02072675323

www.beansontoastmusic.com

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