Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Crazy Arm @ Reading & Leeds & Against Me tour!

dangriffiths.com - crazy arm 1


Plymouth roots-punk quartet, Crazy Arm, continue a busy year of touring with appearances at Reading festival on Friday 27th and Leeds festival on Sunday 29th August.

In October 2010, Crazy Arm head out on a month-long, European-wide tour with legendary Floridian politico-punks, Against Me! (plus Canada’s Fu*ked Up on all UK dates). The Euro dates take in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and France and Italy.

The band has 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 and Leopallooza festivals. They play Reading Festival on Friday 27th August, at 12.45pm on the Lock-Up Stage; and Leeds Festival on Sunday, same time, same stage. Crazy Arm will finish the year with a headline UK tour in December supported by London post-punks, The Dissociates.

Debut album, ‘Born To Ruin’, is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings (Gunner Records in Europe). The band are working on their second, as yet untitled album, in between their demanding touring schedule.

All four members are atheist, internationalist, vegetarian/vegan and support human/animal rights struggles world-wide. They consider these things important to mention even if you don’t.

You must see them live:
25 Reading Fest warm-up show, White Rabbit, Plymouth
27 Reading Festival, Lock Up Stage, Reading
29 Leeds Festival, Lock Up Stage, Leeds
5 WTFest, Unit Club, Southampton
10 Ivylive Festival, Ivybridge, Plymouth
18 Wine Vaults, Southsea Fest, Portsmouth
24 BrisFest, Bristol
10 Prince Albert, Brighton (with Attack! Vipers!)
22 Mo’ Live, Southampton (with Against Me!)
24 Solus, Cardiff University, Cardiff (with Against Me!)
25 O2 Academy, Bristol (with Against Me!)
26 Kasbah, Coventry (with Against Me!)
27 QMU, Glasgow (with Against Me!)
28 Rock City, Nottingham (with Against Me!)
29 Met University, Leeds (with Against Me!)
31 University Main Hall, Plymouth, Devon (with Against Me!)
1 Junction, Cambridge (with Against Me!)
2 O2 Academy, Oxford (with Against Me!)
3 Electric Ballroom, London (with Against Me!)

What they said about ‘Born To Ruin’:
‘Stunning’ KKKK – Kerrang!
‘Quite brilliant’ – Rock Sound
‘One of the most instantly addictive albums you’ll ever hear’ – Last Hours
‘Storming roots-punk debut’ – Big Cheese [Best British Newcomers 2009]
‘Sure-fire contender for best debut album of 2009’ – Rock Midgets
‘An explosive blast of glorious creativity, power and honesty’ – Go2
‘Easily up there as album of the decade’ – Allgigs.co.uk
‘They deserve to be huge’ – Mass Movement
‘Born To Ruin erupts into the room’ – The Music Fix
‘A dramatic, intelligent and impressive debut’ – Sputnik Music
‘Undeniably authentic and fiercely intense’ – God Is In The TV

add them on Facebook!

Record label: www.xtramilerecordings.com & www.myspace.com/xtramilerecordings

Labels: , , ,