Tuesday 28 February 2012

Future of the Left release new single 'sheena is a t-shirt salesman' on 12th March through Xtra Mile Recordings

Future Of The Left - sheena is a t-shirt salesman - sleeve
Future of the Left are pleased to announce the release of their brand-new-outside-of-their-own-heads single 'sheena is a t-shirt salesman', which is taken from their forthcoming Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, The Xcerts, Against Me!...)-released album 'the plot against common sense'.
Released on March 12th, 'sheena...' is approximately 125 seconds of semi- aroused rock band engaging fully with their instruments and shouting a lot, sometimes deliberately. Casual listeners are invited to enjoy it or leave the building.
The song is taken from the previously mentioned long-playing collection ‘the plot against common sense', which is to be released on May 28th. Constituting 49.8 minutes of singing, shouting, slinking, smashing and (at times) sobbing, the album is the best thing the band have put their name to in this or any other dimension, a fact which is not open to debate.
In March, the band will be playing at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas (the Xtra Mile Recordings showcase as well as other shows) and laughing at the identical tattoos which dot the streets like anti-establishment Coke machines. A UK and European tour is scheduled for June.
More to follow.

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Friday 24 February 2012

Dave Hause - Heads out on tour with Alkaline Trio

Having wowed crowds with his passionate and uplifting performances on the first European Revival Tour, The Loved Ones vocalist/guitarist Dave Hause returns for a run of shows with good friends Alkaline Trio.
With upcoming dates throughout the UK as well as Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, Dave Hause’s army of followers is set to get even bigger!

Dave Hause pic 2 - lo res

Dates are as follows:

23 Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
24 Exzellenzhaus e.V, Trier, Germany
25 59:1, Munich, Germany
26 General Musik Direktion (Headline Show) Graz, Austria
27 Monster Bash Berlin, Germany
28 Pirate Satellite Festival Stuttgart, Germany
29 Groezrock Meerhout, Belgium
30 Queensday Festival 12, Venlo, Netherlands
01 Pyramid Portsmouth, UK
02 The Leadmill Sheffield, UK
03 Empire Middlesbrough, UK
04 Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds, UK
05 Academy Manchester, UK
07 HMV Picture House Edinburgh, UK
08 Kasbah Coventry, UK
09 Waterfront Norwich, UK
10 Electric Ballroom London, UK
12 Barfly London, UK
13 University SU Cardiff, UK
14 Lemon Grove Exeter, UK
15 The Junction, Cambridge, UK
17 Soundcity, Liverpool

Dave Hause’s debut solo album ‘Resolutions’ was released on Xtra Mile Recordings in October 2011. Hause, along with a group of friends and family he dubbed The Empty Bottles Band, put together a well-crafted rock album that defies classification. Recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by Pete Steinkopf (of The Bouncing Souls), ‘Resolutions’ showcases Hause’s songwriting talents and his many influences ranging from Patty Griffin to Paul Westerberg.

Dave Hause played his first solo shows in 2009 and has since shared the stage with a wide variety of artists including Bob Mould, AFI, Frank Turner, Tim Barry (Avail), Jim Ward (At The Drive-In, Sparta), Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns & Roses), Franz Nicolay, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem).

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Wednesday 22 February 2012

REEF: ’93 – ’03 ‘Ultimate Collectors Box Set’ Tracklisting.

REEF: ’93 – ’03 ‘Ultimate Collectors Box Set’ Tracklisting

Reef box set

Following the announcement that celebrated Brit rockers, REEF, are to release an exceptional and innovative box set in March, we can now reveal the full and comprehensive tracklisting.

Available to buy on 26th March 2012 REEF release their complete recorded works in this all-encompassing box set. Spanning across their ten year career, the 9 CD and 1 DVD package features every commercial song recorded, including their very first demo ‘The Purple Tape’ – which lead to the band being signed to Sony - as well as b-sides, demos, live tracks, rarities and previously un-released and un-heard material. The DVD includes all music promo videos, TV appearances and interviews and some home movie footage capturing the story of this iconic ‘90’s band.
Beautifully packaged the box set also contains a 64-page booklet featuring never-before-seen pictures of the band, a 12” vinyl of their newly arranged 5th album (Lucky #5), a vintage poster and a replica demo of their ‘Purple Tape’ sessions.

The full tracklisting is detailed below.

For this very special release PledgeMusic teamed up with the Metropolis Group to bring together this Ultimate Collectors boxset for the band, which was made available for pre-order in November 2011.

This partnership provides a direct-to-fan project giving REEF followers the chance to get first access and exclusive bonus content with the release of this new product.

In addition, REEF are making available a range of unique ‘pledger only’ items to their fans via be www.pledgemusic.com/projects/reef which include:

Signed REEF photographs
Signed drumskins and sticks
Limited edition T-Shirts
Boxset & gig ticket bundles

Gary Stringer, lead singer of REEF says: “We are properly stoked to finally have all the REEF music in one place ...... we've enjoyed looking back at our original 10 year blast from a fresh perspective and now fans and new friends alike can do the same with this great box set.”

To coincide with the release, the band will be playing two exclusive shows for 100 people at West London’s Metropolis Studios on 23rd and 24th March 2012. To gain tickets, fans will need to pre-order the boxset (priced at £200 inc. ticket, or £125 without) www.pledgemusic.com/projects/reef. Further exclusives will be available via Pledge Music.

REEF formed in 1993, signing to Sony imprint S2 Records the following year. Their debut 1995 album ‘Replenish’ achieved Gold status and saw the band play shows with the Rolling Stones, Paul Weller and Soundgarden.
The follow up to Replenish, 1997’s ‘Glow’ stormed the UK Charts at Number 1 and included the single ‘Place Your Hands’. In 1999 the band released ‘Rides’ (George Drakoulias) and in the same year the band saw off the likes of Oasis and Pulp to win the Music Industry’s Soccer Six competition. Rides was followed by the poppier sounding ‘Getaway’ produced by Al Clay (Pixies, Stereophonics) in 2000 which was most notable for the single ‘Set The Record Straight’. Always a favourite at shows and Festivals alike, the band made many high profile appearances during this period, including Glastonbury and Reading festivals.
This incredible box set compiles all these phenomenal successes and lovingly documents the story of how West Country’s finest sons went from fledgling band to one of the best loved rock acts of the nineties.

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Disc 1: 93/95
1. Feed Me
2. Naked
3. Good Feeling
4. Repulsive
5. Mellow
6. Together
7. Replenish
8. Choose To Live
9. Comfort
10. Loose
11. End
12. Weird

Disc 2: 95/97
1. Place Your Hands
2. I Would Have Left You
3. Summer’s In Blooming
4. Lately Stomping
5. Consideration
6. Don’t You Like It?
7. Come Back Brighter
8. Higher Vibration
9. I’m Not Scared
10. Robot Riff
11. Yer Old
12. Lullaby

Disc 3: 97/99
1. New Bird
2. I’ve Got Something To Say
3. Wandering
4. Metro
5. Hiding
6. Sweety
7. Locked Inside
8. Back In My Place
9. Undone And Sober
10. Who Are You
11. Love Feeder
12. Moaner Snap
13. Funny Feeling
14. Electric Sunday
Disc 4: 99/00
1. Set The Record Straight
2. Superhero
3. Getaway
4. Solid
5. All I Want
6. Hold On
7. Saturday
8. Won’t You Listen?
9. Levels
10. Pretenders
11. I Do Not Know What They Will Do

Disc 5: Lucky Number 5
1. Lucky Number
2. Give Me Your Love
3. Stone For Your Love
4. Talk To Me
5. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
6. Say What You Want
7. Love Having You Around
8. Steal Away
9. Thank You Baby
10. Waster

Disc 6: B-Sides Vol. 1
1. Wake
2. Fade (Demo Version)
3. Sunrise Shakers
4. Acoustic One
5. Water Over Stone
6. Uncomfortable
7. The Snob
8. Resignation
9. It’s Not What I Need
10. Hawaiian Tooth
11. Back Into Line
12. Allotment
13. New Thinking
14. Claypits

Disc 7: B-Sides Vol. 2
1. Foot One
2. Buried
3. Triumphant Anthem
4. Bullitt
5. This Day
6. Gentle Morning
7. Haze
8. Life Seems So Clean
9. Nothing Town
10. Inside Outside
11. Bloody Mary
12. Nothing Can Change The Fact
13. Whistle Down
14. War Pigs
Disc 8: Live/Rarities
1. Place Your Hands (Live At Wireless)
2. Summer’s In Bloom (Live At Wireless)
3. Come Back Brighter (Live At Wireless)
4. Repulsive (Live Liquid Room Tokyo)
5. Speak Lark (Live Liquid Room Tokyo)
6. Naked (Live Liquid Room Tokyo)
7. Yer Old (Live From Derby)
8. Choose To Live (Live From Norwich)
9. War Pigs – Live
10. Saturday – Live
11. Talk To Me – Live
12. Wake (Live Royal Albert Hall 1994)
13. Good Feeling (Live Royal Albert Hall 1994)
14. Feed Me (Live Royal Albert Hall 1994)
15. End (Live Royal Albert Hall)

Disc 9: Demonstrator
1. Higher Vibration
2. Lately Stomping
3. New Bird
4. Stone For Your Love (Demo)
5. Thank You Baby (Demo)
6. Steal Away (Demo)
7. Talk To Me (Demo)
8. Unsocial Animal (Demo)
9. Young Man (Demo)
10. Don’t You Like It When I’m High (Writing Demo)
11. Soft Song (Consideration Writing Demo)
12. It’s Not What I Need (Writing Demo)
13. Robot Part (Orinoco Jam)
14. That’s Entertainment
15. Mellow (Hallucinogenic Vocal Pass)
16. Daze (Unreleased Demo)
17. Sweety (Live At Stepping Stone Studio)

Disc 10 (DVD): Videotape
Music Videos
1. Good Feeling
2. Naked
3. Weird
4. Weird (Christian Stevenson Edit)
5. Place Your Hands
6. Come Back Brighter
7. Consideration
8. Yer Old
9. I’ve Got Something To Say
10. Sweety
11. New Bird
12. Set The Record Straight
13. Superhero
14. All I Want
15. Give Me Your Love
16. Waster
Live & Rarities
1. Sony Minidisc Advert (1994)
2. Good Feeling (from ‘The Word’) (1995)
3. Naked (from ‘Glastonbury 97’)
4. Place Your Hands (from ‘Glastonbury 97’)
5. Come Back Brighter (from ‘TOTP 97’)
6. Yer Old (from ‘TOTP 97’)
7. I’ve Got Something To Say (from ‘TOTP 99’)
8. Set The Record Straight (from ‘TOTP 00’)
9. Live At Jack’s Flat (2000)
10. Start Me Up (from ‘TOTP Re:Union 01’)
11. War Pigs (from ‘Re:Covered 03’)

Home Movies

Cassette Tape: The Purple Tape
1. Second Chance
2. Good Feeling
3. Mellow
4. Hard

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Thursday 2 February 2012

Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun - Brand new single ‘A Song About Death’

Tipped by the NME as one of the 100 bands to check out in 2012, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun are to release their new single ‘A Song About Death’ rather fittingly on St. Valentine’s Day – 14th February 2012 – through Xtra Mile Recordings.

Jim Lockey - A Song About Death
A passionate and frenetic track it highlights their incredible blend of country-folk and indie-punk that makes them one of the most poetic and engaging new bands in British music.
The single is accompanied by a short run of dates – with a full UK headline tour currently being booked for the whole of May. Details to come.

9 Dublin Castle, London
17 The Maze, Nottingham
23 The Furnace, Swindon
13 93ft East, London
17 Shatterfest, York

‘A Song About Death’ is taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Death’, due out in April 2012. Produced by Peter Miles (King Blues, Crazy Arm, Futures) ‘Death’ encapsulates the band’s vast sound into 11 tracks, as the young quartet draw from a plethora of influences including alt. country folk and hardcore punk. Coupled with a strong political ethic and a “play-till-you’re-dead” attitude ‘Death’ is an innovative and arresting record, crammed with hook-filled soaring harmonies, innovative rhythms and passionately honest lyrics.

It also features the track ‘Warriors’ which the band made available for free late last year.

In two short years these anarcho-anglo storytellers have incessantly toured the country, including as main support on Frank Turner’s February 2011 UK Tour plus shows alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, Dry the River, Johnny Flynn, Alessi’s Ark and Pete Doherty. In the summer they also performed at numerous festivals such as the Big Chill, Beautiful Days, Wychwood and Y-Not, including a packed performance as headliners on the second stage at 2000trees.

With tours and festivals being confirmed and an ever growing fanbase eagerly awaiting the album, 2012 is going to be a fantastic year for this up and coming band.
Watch this space!

• "Never has music been so relevant" - BBC Introducing
• “...one of, if not the best, singer-songwriters I've met... they're gonna smash it in 2012." - Frank Turner
• "Lockey & Co... definitely ones to watch" - The Fly
• "Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun could be the British Bright Eyes" - is this music?

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