Thursday, 14 March 2013

Going that Xtra Mile since 2003

March 2013, marks the tenth anniversary of London-based independent record label Xtra Mile Recordings and all through this year we will be celebrating this frankly rather incredible achievement with a dazzling array of tremendously exciting projects.

We’re kicking off the celebrations with a showcase gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 15th March 2013. Frank Turner will headline before heading off on his huge worldwide tour and support comes from Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun - who are currently supporting Dropkick Murphys in the US - and new signings the Tennessee five piece Glossary. In April, we are Amazon’s Label Of The Month offering great prices on loads of our back catalogue on CD and digital as well as a free 15-track MP3 sampler. Throughout the rest of the year we will be creating special anniversary releases and brand new merchandise; announcing exclusive competitions and XM10 gigs featuring acts from our ever-increasing roster. We’re also taking-over a stage for an evening at the 2000trees UK Festival in July hosting Xtra Mile acts playing intimate, one-off acoustic sets. More information to be announced.

Xtra Mile was set up initially in 2003 to release the critically acclaimed debut albums by Reuben and Million Dead. We built on this early success and steadily over the past ten years the label has grown exponentially covering genres rock, punk, folk, indie hardcore, from the UK and USA. With distribution deals on both sides of the Atlantic as well as across Europe, Xtra Mile is now very much a global outfit, with its records (yes, it still makes records) available in most corners of the globe and an inspiring roster ranging from acts that have achieved mainstream success to unearthing and developing the best of underground music.

To commemorate how it all began, we will be re-issuing those albums by Reuben and Million Dead so keep an eye out on our website, twitter and facebook for more information on those and all of our plans for this special year.

Xtra Mile Recordings is home to Frank Turner, Against Me!, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, Future Of The Left, The Xcerts, Ben Marwood, Beans On Toast, Glossary, Sonic Boom Six, Mull Historical Society, Dave Hause, Vinnie Caruana and many more.