Monday 22 November 2010

Crazy Arm - New single and December tour



Plymouth roots-punk quartet, Crazy Arm embark on a UK tour in December with London’s Apologies I Have None. To coincide with the tour, the band will be releasing a double A-side single (7” vinyl on Gunner Records, digital format on Xtra Mile Recordings). Featuring the Springsteen-esque anthem, ‘Ambertown’, and the bluegrass-influenced ‘Sweet Storm’ – with live guest, Victoria Butterfield, on joint vocals – the single is set for release on 13th December.

Crazy Arm_Apologies Dec tour poster
Crazy Arm have 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, Leopallooza, Reading and Leeds Festivals, amongst others. They are also booking a tour of Europe for mid-January 2011 with The Cut Ups.

Debut album, ‘Born To Ruin’, is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings (Gunner Records in Europe). The band are currently working on songs for their second album, provisionally titled ‘Union City Breath’, scheduled for release in mid-2011.

Live dates in December (with Apologies I Have None):
9th Cavern, Exeter 8pm
10th Unit, Southampton £4 / £5 after 11pm (9pm - club night)
11th The Croft, Bristol £5 tickets / £6 on door (7pm)
12th Hobos, Bridgend £5 (7pm)
13th Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham (£4/£3) 8pm
14th Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham £4 (7.30pm)
15th The Wildman, Norwich FREE SHOW (7pm)
16th Santiagos, Leeds £5 (7.30pm)
17th Everything Sucks, Café El Paso, London £5/£6 (8.30pm doors)
18th White Rabbit, Plymouth £4 (8pm)

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

Contacts / bookings
Email: johnsycash [at] PR: anthea[at]
Record label:

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Friday 19 November 2010

Latitude Festival - 2011 Pre-sale tickets

19 November 2010

14 – 17th July 2011


A limited number of adult and family weekend tickets for Latitude Festival 2011 will go on sale from 9am on Friday 3rd December at 2010 prices. Secure your tickets now and join us as we open the gates to enter into the sixth edition of Latitude taking place on 14 – 17th July 2011, in the glorious setting of the Henham Park Estate on Suffolk’s stunning Sunrise Coast.

Set at this year's prices, Latitude lovers can beat the VAT increase by purchasing tickets before the New Year – saving up to £10 per ticket. Perfect as a Christmas gift for friends, family or a personal treat!

Pre-sale tickets will be available until 31st December 2010. General sale tickets and line-up will be released in Spring next year. For more details visit:

A place to explore, discover and enjoy; Latitude encourages you to indulge yourself and open your mind to a world of wonders, thrills and delights which awaits your arrival. Latitude is unrivalled in the breadth and quality of its programme, with previous highlights including performances from Belle and Sebastian, Thom Yorke, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grace Jones, Daniel Kitson & Gavin Osborn, Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company and Sadler's Wells.


“Loved for its variety of performers and easy atmosphere, Latitude makes the most of its location, with pop and classical acts performing in the forest and on a floating stage in the lake.”

“Way more than just a music festival, Latitude is a cultural fantasy world.”

“A leading festival combining music, art, dance and poetry, Latitude has wide appeal, but isn’t pretentious or corporate.”

“Latitude is one of the most popular and varied festivals you could ever hope to find yourself at..”

“As festivals go, its wide-ranging arts programme is unrivalled..”

“With a line-up that doesn’t just boast some of the best bands around, but also some side splittingly funny comedians, a cabaret tent and endless theatre productions.”

Vodafone customers can buy tickets 48 hours before December pre-sale. Get your tickets at

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Thursday 18 November 2010

The Xcerts - Return triumphant from CMJ and announce headline tour

THE XCERTS have just returned from New York where they played two special CMJ industry showcases at packed out venues. No only did the band get to perform in the city where their new album ‘Scatterbrain’ was recorded, but were personally invited to see a secret performance by Bad Books in a secluded loft space in Brooklyn and got to hangout with Justin Beck of Glassjaw who continue to be a huge inspiration for the band.


The Xcerts new album has been extremely well received by the UK press with Big Cheese (5/5) calling it the "…comeback of the year", Kerrang! (4/5) saying the band have “become contenders on brilliant second album" while Rocksound (8/10) thought the record displayed "...songwriting chops that are matures beyond their relatively young years”.

Before 2010 is out, The Xcerts will find time to hit the road with Anberlin before heading out on their own headline tour of the UK bringing the sound of ‘Scatterbrain’ to a venue near you. Dates are as follows:

13th Sheffield Corporation w/ Anberlin
15th Glasgow Garage w/ Anberlin
16th Leed Cockpit. w/ Anberlin
22nd London Islington Academy w/ Anberlin
27th Aldershot West End Centre
29th Guildford Boilerroom
30th Oxford Jericho Tavern

1st Exeter Cavern
2nd Bath Moles
3rd Reading South Street Arts Centre
6th Chatham Tap n' Tin
7th Coventry Kasbah
8th London Barfly
15th Dundee Reading Rooms
16th Edinburgh Sneaky Petes
17th Inverness Mad Hatters
18th Thurso Skinadis
19th Aberdeen Lemon Tree

The Xcerts second album ‘Scatterbrain’ is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings! Here’s what the press had to say:
"Scottish trio become contenders on brilliant second album" - 4/5 Kerrang!
displays "...songwriting chops that are matures beyond their relatively young years. All that early promise they showed? Welcome to Deliveryville, population them. - 8/10 Rock Sound
The Xcerts have outdone themselves. This is a record that bands strive their whole careers to write and they’ve gone and done it on the second attempt. Marvellous. - 5/5 Punktastic
"...comeback of the year?" - 5/5 Big Cheese

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