Friday, 2 August 2013

To Kill A King signs to Xtra Mile Recordings

To Kill A King
Sign to Xtra Mile Recordings
Deluxe LP ‘Cannibals With Cutlery’ out 7th October 2013

Xtra Mile Recordings are excited to announce the signing of "Rousing orchestral-folk" (The Guardian) marvels, To Kill A King and give details of the band’s forthcoming album, as well as their 13-date October/November UK tour.

The captivating London based five-piece are set to re-release their acclaimed album  ‘Cannibals With Cutlery’ as a deluxe edition with four extra tracks, on 7th October 2013 through Xtra Mile Recordings; with first single ‘Rays’ also available as a digital download from 7th October 2013

Ahead of this, To Kill A King are now offering the sublime ‘Bones’ as a free download here: – it the first track they ever recorded together as a band.

"We’re so excited to be on the same label as artists like Frank Turner and Beans On Toast. I’ve always really admired the work they have done over the years as an independent" - Ralph Pelleymounter, TKAK

Charlie Caplowe from Xtra Mile has added: “We are chuffed to bits to be working with TKAK. To see what they have achieved on their own is incredible and we are delighted to be working together with them to step things up even further and welcoming them into the XM clan.” 

You can pre-order the album from here:
Xtra Mile Recordings -
iTunes -

After a short tour in Germany in August (see below for European dates), the band will be performing at Reading and Leeds Festival (24th and 25th August respectively) and at Bestival on the Isle of Wight (5th-8th September). 
Then this autumn they embark on their UK headline tour – dates as follows:

Fri 18th   BRIGHTON, Audio
Sun 20th BRISTOL, Thekla
Mon 21st       WOLVERHAMPTON,Slade Room
Tue 22nd LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Wed 23rd LIVERPOOL, Blade Factory
Fri 25th PRESTON, 53 Degrees
Sat 26th EDINBURGH, Electric Circus 
Sun 27th NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
Mon 28th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Thu 31st NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms 
Fri 1st  SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners 

To Kill A King join Xtra Mile Recordings as the label celebrates its tenth anniversary. Set up initially in 2003 to release the critically acclaimed debut albums by Reuben and Million Dead, the label built on this early success and steadily over the past ten years it 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.

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, Chris T-T, Larry and His Flask, Crazy Arm, Sonic Boom Six, Mull Historical Society, Vinnie Caruana  and many more.

The band’s European dates are as follows:
Wed 14th BERLIN, Bi Nuu, Germany 
Thu 15th   BONN, Kunst!Palast, Germany     
Wed 11th BADEN, Merkker, Switzerland      
Thu 12th BERN, Ono, Switzerland   
Fri 13th NYON, La Parenthèse, Switzerland          
Sat 14th BASEN, Parterre, Switzerland        
Wed 25th Reeperbahn Festival