Thursday 11 April 2013

Sign to Xtra Mile Recordings
- New EP out May 2013 –
- Plus a huge UK and European tour -

Xtra Mile Recordings are proud and excited to announce the signing of the formidable Larry And His Flask to the label and give details of their forthcoming EP, tour and forthcoming new album.

We welcome the hirsute six-piece from Oregon, USA with open arms and already have plans to release their EP ‘Hobo’s Lament’ digitally on 22nd April 2013 with a limited numbered CD EP on 6th May 2013. 

Then in early June we will be giving their outstanding new full length album its worldwide release – more information on that coming very soon.

 Having toured together in the States, the Flask (as the band’s expanding army of fans calls them) come to the UK and Europe to support Frank Turner on his sold out album tour in April as well play a HUGE run of headline shows. Full list of dates over-leaf. 

Formed by brothers Jamin and Jesse Marshall in 2003, the Flask spent its first half-decade stuck in a primordial, punk-rock goop, where a blood-sweat-and-beers live show took priority over things like notes and melodies. Don’t misunderstand: The band was (somewhat) skilled and an absolute joy to watch, but the goal was always the party over perfection.

More recently, however, Larry And His Flask have gone from crawl to sprint at breakneck speed. The band’s new songs are a blurry blend of lightning fast string-band picking, gorgeous nods to old-school country, and sublime multi-part harmonies, all presented through a prism of punk chaos. The shows are gloriously physical displays of live music’s sheer power. Keep your eyes peeled, or risk taking the heavy end of Jesse Marshall’s flailing, stand-up bass right between the eyes.

Managing Director of Xtra Mile Recordings Charlie Caplowe says: “Saw this lot in the States last year and was blown away by their frenetic mad bluegrass/punk. From that moment on I couldn’t wait to release their music on Xtra Mile and get them over to here to play. Go see. Go buy!” 

The band says: “We couldn’t be happier joining the Xtra Mile family.  We’ve held off releasing our music outside North America for far too long, waiting for the perfect fit.  We are sure that we found our match.”

Ian Cook – Vocals + Guitar
Jamin Marshall – Vocals + Percussion
Jeshua Marshall – Vocals + Double Bass + Baritone + Harmonicas
Dallin Bulkley – Vocals + Guitar + Not Guilty
Andrew Carew – Vocals + Banjo + Trombone
Kirk Skatvold – Vocals + Mandolin + Trumpet

Full touring schedule is as follows:
17th Manchester, UK @ O2 Academy** 
18th Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy**
19th Leeds, UK @ University**
20th Newport, UK Diverse Music/InStore 
20th Newport, UK @ Le Pub 
21st Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy** 
23rd Middlesbrough, UK @ Dr. Browns 
24th Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy** 
25th London, UK @ The Forum** 
26th Utrect, NL @ Tivoli
27th Groningen, NL @ Rhythm & Bluesnight
28th Vlissingen, NL @ De Piek
29th Cologne, D @ Kulturkirche**
30th Venlo, NL @ Queensday Festival
1st Lessines, BE @ Roots & Roses Festival
1st Aalst, BE @ Cirque Mystic
3rd Geel, BE @ Bacchus Cafe
4th Ospel, NL @ Moulin Blues Festival
4th Wortel, BE @ JH’t Slot
5th Kilkenny, IRE @ Kilkenny Rots Festival
6th Berlin, D @ Bi Nuu**
7th Hamburg, D @ Knust** 
8th Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg** 
9th Leiden, NL @ Q-Bus 
11th Dublin, IRE @ The Academy** 
12th Belfast, UK @ The Limelight**
13th Birmingham, UK @ TBA
14th Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert
15th London, UK @ The Garage
16th Selestat, F @ Le Tigre
17th Weinheim, D @ Cafe Central
18th Attnang-Puchheim, A @ Pfingstspektakel Festival
19th Munich, D @ TBA
20th Raalte, NL @ Ribs & Blues Festival
20th Kortrijk, BE @ Vlasmarkt Feest
22nd Prague, CZ @ Rock Cafe
23rd Tubingen, D @ Hausbar Munzgasse 
24th Basel, CH @ Das Schiff
25th Bramsche, D @ City Fest
26th Cambrai, F @ American Journeys Festival
27th Melle, F @ Le Cafe Du Blouevard
29th Pontivrea, I @ Beer Room
30th Conegliano, I @ Apartmento Hoffman
31st Montescudaio, I @ Shuffle Club
1st Compiano di Canossa, I @ Wild At Heart
2nd Bern, CH @ Reitschule Roessli
3rd Zurich, CH @ Hafenkneipe
4th Nuernberg, D @ Kuenstlerhaus K4
6th Berlin, D @ Wild At Heart
7th Hannover, D @ Glocksee
8th Copenhagen, DK @ TBA
9th Goteborg, SE @ TBA
10th Stockholm, SE @ TBA
12th Bergen, NO @ Bergen Festival

Friday 5 April 2013


Frank Turner has released an intimate new documentary charting his incredible personal journey from erstwhile frontman of seminal UK punk group Million Dead to internationally recognised solo artist. Directed by Gregory Nolan, and told in Frank’s own words, ‘The Way I Tend To Be’ offers fans an insight into the formative years of one of the UK’s leading musicians. 

Amidst previously unseen footage, Frank explains his beginnings from his first hardcore band Kneejerk, to being front man for UK punk iconoclasts Million Dead and their anarchic and energetic live shows, also talking at length about the burnout that eventually steered him to become a solo artist. From humble beginnings and extensive touring of the UK, Frank’s burgeoning talents as a solo writer and performer began to resonate with a small but fervent fan base, but breakout success followed in the wake of a string of critically acclaimed albums, resulting in a recent 12 month period in which Frank headlined a sold-out Wembley Arena show and performed by invitation of Danny Boyle at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Currently on tour in Australasia with a sold out run of UK dates to follow in April ‘The Way I Tend To Be’ is an insightful and arresting documentary for new and diehard fans alike.

The new album 'Tape Deck Heart' is released on 22nd April on Xtra Mile Recordings.

‘The Way I Tend To Be’ Documentary:
17th Manchester Academy SOLD OUT
18th Glasgow O2 Academy 
19th Leeds Uni Refectory SOLD OUT
21st Bristol Academy SOLD OUT
24th Birmingham Academy SOLD OUT
25th London Forum SOLD OUT &