Tuesday 28 September 2010

Lexapalooza 2010


Celebrating our fifth anniversary this year, Lexapalooza returns to The Flowerpot on Saturday October 9th with another stellar lineup in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign. Running from noon - 11pm, entrance to this year’s event is FREE (although we do ask for a voluntary donation of at least £3 per person).

Featuring a wealth of upcoming and firmly established artists, this year sees the stage being shared by; Ben Marwood, Chris T-T & The Hoodrats, Cairan Lenehan, Carnivores, Daniella Maria, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, The Justice Force 5, Kill Chaos, The Leano, Left Side Brain, Patrick Baney, Punks Not Dad, Sanjuro, Something Beginning With L and This Lonely Soul.

Along with the music, this year our guests will also find a Bake Sale, Raffle, the ever-popular “Share The Love”, and an exclusive Xtra Mile Recordings Shop offering the opportunity to get 15% off vinyl and CDs from the XMR catalogue.

All the proceeds from our events go to the charity Breast Cancer Campaign. Their mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research and to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure. Lexapalooza has so far raised over £6000 for Breast Cancer Campaign with its previous annual one-day events, and aim to raise at least £1000 at this year’s event.

With something for everyone, Lexapalooza invites you to come down and rock your tits off!

147 Kentish Town Road, London, NW1

Please note: Due to the Flowerpot's door policy, this event operates on a first come, first served basis only. There are no advance tickets, and there is no guest list.

Doors open at 12 noon. The curfew for live music is 11pm.


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Friday 10 September 2010

The Xcerts - Announce headline tour and CMJ (New York) appearance

The Xcerts - Scatterbrain

Late last month THE XCERTS premiered the video to their new single ‘Young (Belane)’ featuring Jamie Campbell Bower (of Twilight, Harry Potter…) exclusively through the band’s official website (http://www.thexcertband.com/) and YouTube. The video proved an instant success crashing YouTube’s hit counter with fans logging on in their thousands. Although many hits were lost due to the shear volume of simultaneous views ‘Young (Belane)’ still managed to become the 13th ‘Most Viewed’, 10th ‘Top Favorited’ and 10th ‘Top Rated’ video on the video streaming website which led to repercussions in other territories across the World (also being featured in the ‘Most Views’ category in South Africa and New Zealand).

THE XCERTS return with their second album and follow up to 2009’s ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’; 'Scatterbrain’ will be released on the 4th October through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Reuben, Far, Straight Lines…) preceded by new single ‘Young (Belane)’ a week earlier. The band will shortly be joining Futures and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly on tour. These dates will be followed by the bands own headline tour and special showcase at renowned New York music industry festival CMJ. Dates are as follows:

1st Kirkcaldy The Windsor
2nd Stirling Tolbooth *Reloaded Festival
3rd Bathgate Attic
4th Aberdeen Snafu
6th Sheffield Academy 2
7th Brighton Concorde 2 *Brighton Live – Free Entry
8th Plymouth White Rabbit
9th Bristol Fleece
11th Stoke Sugarmill
12th York Fibbers
13 London Electric Ballroom (supporting Get Cape)
14th The Hippodrome, Kingston (New Slang)

Pre-order ‘Scatterbrain’ through the Xtra Mile Recordings webstore: http://www.xtramilerecordings.com/

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Tuesday 7 September 2010

Straight Lines - Release new single ‘Say It For Your Sake’ on 11th October and announce tour with Attack! Attack!, Less Than Jake and Futures

Following the release of last single ‘Loose Change’, tour dates with Elliot Minor and cult heroes The Get Up Kids and triumphant performances at Download and Sonisphere, STRAIGHT LINES are now ready to hit the road again with the third single to be lifted from their debut album ‘Persistence In This Game’.

Straight Lines

Straight Lines have been busy demoing tracks for their as-yet-untitled second record which they hope to release in the first part of the New Year. First, the band will see out the year on the road on a support tour with fellow Welshmen Attack! Attack! and dates with Futures, Less Than Jake and Tiger Please (who feature Dane and Todd’s brother Tyler Campbell). In support of their live shows the band will be releasing new single ‘Say It For Your Sake’ on download through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Crazy Arm, Far…) on 11th October.

Straight Lines - Say It For Your Sake
Say It For Your Sake’ will be back with an exclusive acoustic version of ‘Set Me On Fire And Feed me To The Wolves’. The original version of the track is also featured on their debut, and Kerrang! Radio’s ‘Album of the Week’ 'Persistence In This Game'

Catch the band live at the following shows:

9 The Cellar, Oxford
10 The Empire, Abertillery
11 Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd w/ Tiger Please
18 Mo Chi Rock Festival, Pentyrch
20 Exeter Cavern, Exeter
21 Wig and Pen, Truro w/ Failsafe
22 Cellars, Portsmouth w/ Failsafe
23 Borderline London w/ Futures SOLD OUT
30 Camden Barfly, London - Headline Show

OCTOBER w/ Attack! Attack!
13 Arts Centre, Norwich
14 Rock City Basement, Nottingham
15 Sugarmill, Stoke
16 Sound Control, Manchester
17 Cockpit 2, Leeds
19 IronWorks, Inverness
20 King Tuts, Glasgow
21 02 Academy, Newcastle
22 Masque, Liverpool
23 Academy 2, Leicester

7 Cardiff University, Cardiff w/ Attack! Attack!
Nov 16 - Manchester Academy w/ Less Than Jake
Nov 17 - Newcastle O2 Academy w/ Less Than Jake

‘Persistence In This Game’ is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, The Xcerts, Reuben…). Here’s what the press had to say:
"Sure to follow in their friends' footsteps, Straight Lines are heading straight up." - 4/5 Big Cheese
“...passion bleeds from the speakers from the word go; from the machine gun riffery of opener Versus The Allegiance, to mature ballad Set Me On Fire. It's accomplished stuff...” – 3/5 Kerrang!
“Runaway Now' and 'Say It For Your Sake' will smash into your memory within seconds, while the aggressive riffs will carry the package into your heart.” - 8/10 Rocksound

For more information please contact Dan Griffiths (National/Online) or Anthea (Regional) – 020 7792 9400 - info@presscounselpr.com

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Monday 6 September 2010

A Silent Film - Success in America and Portugal sees the re-release of debut album ‘The City That Sleeps’ on 27th September

The last year has been a rather busy for Oxford’s A Silent Film. Originally releasing their debut album ‘The City That Sleeps’ just over a year ago in the UK the band have been busy building strong foundations on other shores.

A Silent Film - City That Sleeps new

The initial UK release of ‘The City That Sleeps’ saw A Silent Film being handpicked by BBC Introducing to play Glastonbury and gain critical acclaim and support of highly regarded DJs (Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy…). The release was followed by a release and tour in Portugal where A Silent Film quickly gained support with Portuguese daytime radio and after only a matter of weeks the band had a Number 1 Download single with ‘You Will Leave a Mark’ (beating Leona Lewis, Coldplay and The Script to the top spot) with the album following suit. Their raised profile resulted in the band being booked to play major festivals including Lisbon’s Optimus Alive festival alongside Metallica.

A Silent FIlm’s popularity soon resonated to the US where they picked up a licensing deal and released ‘The City That Sleeps’. The band are currently riding high on US radio with ‘You Will Leave A Mark’ being the most requested song on KROQ following its success as a iTunes Discovery Download.

‘The City That Sleeps’ is a topically diverse magnum opus of contemporary narrative, covering everything from love, loss and the human condition to racial divides and the anguish of war in modern society. An emotionally driven, genre-defying masterpiece to invigorate the senses and reiterate the importance of individualism that many have sadly forgotten.

The special re-release of ‘The City That Sleeps’ sees the addition of two brand new tracks ('Driven by their Beating Hearts’ and ‘Firefly in my Window’ which have been proving highlights in the band recent performances abroad. The album (and additional recordings) is produced by Sam Williams (Plan B, The Noisettes).

‘The City That Sleeps’ is released on 27th September as a CD and download through Xtra Mile Recordings (Far, The Xcerts, Frank Turner…).

‘The City That Sleeps’ tracklisting:

1. Driven by their Beating Hearts
2. Sleeping Pills
3. You Will Leave a Mark
4. Thirteen Times the Strength
5. Julie June
6. One Wrong Door
7. Firefly in my Window
8. Lamplight
9. Feather White
10. Aurora

“They won’t be silent for long..." - The Fly
“Gently weaving intricately constructed tales, this DIY piano-led quartet from Oxford produce larger than life cinematic soundscapes, rolling from trance-like distortion to superbly focused piano and electric guitar hooks.” – Rock Sound

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