Wednesday 31 August 2011

The Xcerts - To release ‘Slackerpop’ on Flexi Disc and Specially Recorded Download EP on 31st October

Having recently announced forthcoming tours with Young Guns, Taking Back Sunday and Manchester Orchestra; THE XCERTS are now ready to reveal that they will be releasing single 'Slackerpop' in support of the shows on 31st October through Xtra Mile Recordings. The single will be available as a very limited edition Flexi Disc with each disc containing a unique download code to retrieve a specially recorded five track EP of stripped back recordings produced by Paul Steel and mastered by Ed Woods (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild, Reuben...).
The Xcerts - Slackerpop 2011
Flexi Disc’s are much like a standard vinyl record but made of a thin, flexible vinyl sheet designed to be playable on a normal phonograph turntable. They were popular in the 70’s & 80’s and used as a medium for magazines to give away music to their readers. The track listing for the free EP is as follows:

1. Slackerpop
2. 'Gum'
3. 'He Sinks.He Sleeps'
4. 'Young (Belane)’
5. 'I See Things Differently'

Speaking of the release dates frontman Murray Macleod has said: “Firstly, we are exceedingly excited to announce the re-release of 'Slackerpop' The single will be released on flexi-disc which is pretty unheard of these days, but that's how we do things over here at The XCERTS HQ! This will be a limited edition release of only 500 so be sure to get yours quick. If you don't have a vinyl player, it'll make for a nice wall piece. We have many shows coming up and these will be our only UK dates this year, so be sure to come out and say hello.”

The Xcerts forthcoming tour dates are as follows:

27/08/2011 - Wizard Festival, Aberdeenshire

Taking Back Sunday Tour
23/08/2011 - 02 ABC, Glasgow
24/08/2011 - Academy 1, Manchester
29/08/2011 - Pavilion, Bath
30/08/2011 - UEA, Norwich
01/09/2011 - Institute, Birmingham
02/09/2011 - Guildhall, Southhampton

Young Guns Tour
09/09/2011 - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
10/09/2011 - QMU, Glasgow 11/09/2011 - Ironworks, Inverness
12/09/2011 - Northumbria University, Newcastle
14/09/2011 - Academy 2, Manchester
15/09/2011 - HMV Institute, Birmingham
16/09/2011 - HMV Forum, London

17/09/2011 - Southsea Fest

Manchester Orchestra Tour
02/10/2011 - 02 Academy, Bristol
03/10/2011 - Oran Mor, Glasgow
04/10/2011 - HMV Institute Library, Birmingham
05/10/2011 - Academy 2, Manchester
07/10/2011 - London – Koko

To accompany the re-release of ‘Slackerpop’ the band have had a special mash-up of their original video created by Animation Company Plastic Horse bringing the mannequins used in the original video to life! You can download the bands cover of Bran Van 3000 classic pop song ‘Drinking in L.A.’ which was recorded in the same session as the EP for free by following this link:

‘Slackerpop’ is taken from the The Xcerts second full length album ‘Scatterbrain’ which is out now through Xtra Mile Recordings. Here’s what the press had to say about ‘Scatterbrain’:

"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

For more information please contact Dan Griffiths (National/Online) or Anthea Thomas (Regional) – 020 7792 9400 -

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