Wednesday 30 January 2013

Glossary signs to Xtra Mile Recordings

- Brand new album ‘Long Live All Of Us’ out 15th April 2013
- Plus UK and European tour dates -

Xtra Mile Recordings are proud and excited to announce the signing of formidable Tennessee band, Glossary to the label and give details of their forthcoming brand new album!

We welcome the five-piece from Murfreesboro, Tennessee with open arms and already have plans in place to release their incredible album ‘Long Live All Of Us’ on 15th April 2013.

After amassing a loyal and fervent fanbase Stateside, this will be the band’s first proper release this side of the Atlantic. ‘Long Live…’ takes their influences farther than ever before, adding piano, haunting pedal steel, R&B-influenced horns and more to their own style of romanticized rock & roll. The songs are well-intentioned narratives that emphasize the great attributes of mankind — mercy, redemption, forgiveness and second chances.  

Quite simply – it blew us away and by giving this great band a home outside of North America for the first time, we're hoping for big things. This release looks like it could be the one to take them to new levels.

Managing Director of Xtra Mile Recordings,
Charlie Caplowe says of signing the band: “We’ve been playing this album for a few months now after stumbling across it in the US. I am massively excited we also get to put it out and hopefully more people will now hear it and also love it”

And the band says: "We are really excited to finally have the opportunity for our music to reach people in the UK and Europe. We are also very excited to be working with the Xtra Mile team and couldn't ask for a better introduction to this new audience."

Check out this trailer for a taster of what’s to come:

The band are coming over to the UK and Europe for a run of shows . Full tour dates are as follows:

29 Brighton - The Palmeira
30 London - The Windmill
31 Leeds - Wharf Chambers
01 Edinburgh - The Banshee Labyrinth
02 Manchester - The Star & Garter
03 Bristol - The Croft
05 Cologne - Gebäude 9, Germany
08 Berlin – Bassy
11 Salzburg - Rockhouse Bar
14 Aalborg - 1000 Fryd
19 Helsinki – Paksu
20 Linköping - L´Orient
21 Copenhagen – Loppen
22 Hamburg – Molotow
23 Saarbrücken - Garage (Kleiner Club)
26 Munich - 59:1
27 Schweinfurt - Alter Stattbahnhof
28 Stuttgart - Pirate Satellite Festival
29 Wiesbaden - Schlachthof

Glossary is: Bingham Barnes, Kelly Kneiser, Joey Kneiser, Todd Beene and Eric Giles.

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Monday 28 January 2013

Jim Lockey & the Solemn - New single and Dropkick Murphys support tour

Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun start 2013 by announcing details of their new single as well as a phenomenal tour of North America supporting the punk rock behemoths Dropkick Murphys.

On 7th March 2013 the Cheltenham-based four-piece will release their stunning track ‘New Natives’ a euphoric anthem-in-the-making that has become a live favourite with crowds all over the country. ‘New Natives’ is taken from their critically applauded album ‘Death’ released last year through Xtra Mile Recordings.

The single release coincides with the band’s own headline tour of the UK before they go Stateside to join the Dropkick Murphys on their enormous tour of America including the band’s legendary St. Patrick’s Day gig in Boston on 17th March 2013.Full dates are:

30 Milton Keynes, TheCraufurd Arms
31 Cambridge, The Portland Arms

01 Oxford, The Jericho
02 Reading, South Street Arts Centre
03 Brighton, The Prince Albert
04 Southampton, Joiners
06 Bath, Moles
07 Plymouth, White Rabbit
08 Truro, B-Side @ Bunters
09 Exeter, The Cavern
10 Bristol, Louisiana
11 Cardiff, ClwbIfor Bach
12 Manchester, Castle Hotel
13 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
15 Newcastle, The Cluny
16 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
17 Glasgow, King Tut’s

21 Cleveland, OH (House Of Blues)
22 Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
23 Carlton, MN (Black Bear Casino)
24 Minneapolis, MN (Myth)
26 Dallas, TX (House Of Blues)
27 Austin, TX (Stubb's)
28 Houston, TX (House Of Blues)

02 Orlando, FL (House Of Blues)
03 St. Petersburg, FL (Jannus Live)
04 Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle)
05 Charlotte, NC (Fillmore)
06 Norfolk, VA (The NorVa)
08 Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
11 Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
13 New York, NY (Terminal 5)
17 Boston, MA (House of Blues)

02 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
03 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
04 Wrexham, Central Station
05 Nottingham, Bodega
06 Carlisle, The Brickyard
07 Sheffield, Corporation
09 Hull, Adelphi
10 Guildford, The Boileroom
11 Norwich, Waterfront (Upstairs)
13 Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle

Ticket link for the UK tour is:
All tickets for rescheduled dates remain valid.

2012 was a great year for Jim Lockey &The Solemn Sun. Following a phenomenal summer that saw themplay a storming set at the 2000trees Festival packing out the tent; they received glorious praise from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe for their single ‘England’s Dead’ which was his ‘Next Hype Record’; toured the full length of the UK with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on their sold out tour and performed live alongside Frank at the Olympics Opening Ceremony to an estimated audience of 25 million people.

“Acoustic-led songs that bristle with an energyredolent of a punk rock record collection and live concerts in hot rooms. A blast.”4/5 Kerrang!
“Death is a triumph!”5/5 Big Cheese
“A Mumfords-like blend of folk, country and punk” NME

Thursday 10 January 2013

Vinnie Caruana - Announces Details of Debut Solo EP ‘City By The Sea’ Out 4th February on Xtra Mile Recordings

Vinnie Caruana, frontman of punk icons I Am The Avalanche and seminal post-hardcore band The Movielife, has announced details today about his upcoming debut solo release, ‘City By The Sea’, out 4th February 2013 on Xtra Mile Recordings.  Caruana will be touring the US in support of ‘City By The Sea’ (produced by Steve Choi from RX Bandits) throughout February on the Acoustic Basement Tour, along with Geoff Rickley (Thursday), A Loss For Words, Koji and Brian Marquis.

Vinnie Caruana(Hi-Res)

Speaking from the boardwalk in Long Beach, NY, Caruana shared the inspiration for his solo debut: "The city was hit hard by Sandy and is doing its best to bounce back. It's an incredible place to live and the people are proud to call it home. I moved here 3 years ago and intend to remain here as long as I can. I live very close to the ocean and it continues to be a huge inspiration to me and my music. I was very lucky compared to the thousands whose homes and lives were drastically affected by the storm and I won't ever  take that for granted. The boardwalk will be torn down and rebuilt very soon. It's all part of the healing process."

Speaking of ‘City By The Sea’, Caruana says "I really felt like I owed this to myself and to all the people who have supported my music for so long. I won't let either of us down."

The download of ‘City By The Sea’ EP is available for pre-order here in the UK and Europe. & a CD of the EP will be available in April 2013.

See Vinnie live in 2013:
17th January The Macbeth, London
18th January The Shipping Forcast, Liverpool
20th April Hit The Deck Festival, Bristol
21st April Hit The Deck Festival, Nottingham
22nd April Cluny Newcastle
23rd April Brudnell Leeds
24th April Sacred Trinity Manchester

For more information please contact / 0207 792 9400