Wednesday 3 July 2013

Xtra Mile High Club Vol: 4 'Great Hangs'


On 8th July 2013, Xtra Mile Recordings will release Xtra Mile High Club Vol.4 GREAT HANGS - the fourth installment of the critically acclaimed label compilation series.

This iTunes exclusive release features tracks from the current crop of established and emerging acts from the Xtra Mile stable from both sides of the Atlantic. 24 songs from 24 artists - it showcases everything the label has to offer featuring exclusive recordings, re-worked versions of old favourites and previously unreleased tracks. It includes sneak previews of forthcoming albums from Chris T-T and The Hoodrats and Crazy Arm; songs by new friends Drag The River and Ghouls plus fantastic musical nuggets from Frank Turner, Larry and His Flask, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, The Xcerts, Mongol Horde, Future Of The Left, Sonic Boom Six, Ben Marwood, Beans On Toast, and many many more.

You can pre-order the compilation:

This release is part of our year-long 10th anniversary celebrations that has already seen us offer discounts on all our back catalogue as part of the Label Of The Month at Amazon campaign as well as host a packed-out showcase at SXSW in Austin back in March.

Still to come: our takeover at the Greenhouse Stage at 2000trees Festival 11th- 13th July; a very special series of split 7”s every Monday in October and an incredible gig/party planned for later in the year. More info on all this to come in due course.

The Xtra Mile High Club series, proudly shows off the breadth of talent on its eclectic roster. Welcome to the club…

1 Sonic Boom Six 'Virus'
2 Chris T-T 'Idris Lung'
3 Dave Hause 'Melanin'
4 Franz Nicolay 'Frankie Stubbs' Tears'
5 Crazy Arm 'Oh Death/Hell To Pay'
6 Frank Turner 'Tattoos '
7 Ben Marwood 'Under Lock & Key'
8 Larry & His Flask 'Pandemonium'
9 Tim Barry 'Amen'
10 Beans On Toast 'Beer & A Burger'
11 Vinnie Caruana 'To Be Dead & In Love'
12 Retrospective Soundtrack Players 'Catcher In The Rye'
13 Riverboat Gamblers 'Comedians'
14 The Xcerts 'Young (Belane) alt version.'
15 Fighting Fiction 'The Long and Short of it'
16 Mull Historical Society 'You Can Get Better'
17 Drag The River 'History With History'
18 Glossary 'Heart Full of Wanna'
19 Ghouls 'Oceans (live)'
20 Fighting With Wire 'Blackout'
21 Mongol Horde 'Casual Threats From Weekend Hardmen '
22 Future Of The Left 'I Am The Least Of Your Problems'
23 Straight Lines 'Ring The Bells'
24 Jim Lockey And The Solemn Sun 'England's Dead '                   

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Xtra Mile @ 2000 Trees Festival

XMR & 2000trees poster
11th – 13th July 2013

With a little over a week to go – Xtra Mile Recordings are preparing the final touches for what will be a fantastic weekend at this year’s 2000trees Festival.

As previously announced Xtra Mile have taken-over the GreenHouse Stage for the afternoon of Friday 12thJuly and will be hosting an array of special acoustic sets from our artists including: Jim Lockey& the Solemn Sun, The Xcerts, Beans on Toast, Ben Marwood, Fighting Fiction, Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo and Crazy Arm.

They join a line-up already packed with our acts playing full band sets, including Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Retrospective Soundtrack Players, Fighting With Wire (playing their last ever UK show) and Thursday night headliners Future of the Left.

It will be a beautiful family affair as artists join each other on stage for special collaborations and performances across the weekend - but the good vibes don’t just end there. 

Oh no!
Between 1pm and 3pm on the Friday Xtra Mile will be taking over the Swingball patch just by the GreenHouse Stage. Fancy chancing your arm at beating some of your favourite Xtra Mile acts at this popular tennis-inspired lawn game? Well now you can. We’ll be pitching bands vs fans as well as bands vs bands – in what will no doubt be a tournament of truth, honour and pride. But mostly it will be a bucket load of fun and a great way to meet the Xtra Mile roster and the Xtra Mile team. 

Come and find us there and/or at the GreenHouse Stage and say hello. Continuing our tenth anniversary celebrations – we will also have our Xtra Mile Recordings 10 merchandise for sale featuring t-shirts, tote bags, bracelets and posters.

And if all that wasn’t enough – here’s a wonderfully sweet and funny taster video – filmed at Union Chapel back in November 2012 of Frank Turner joining Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo on stage for ‘Fields Of June’: 

To coincide with our involvement with 2000trees and for a limited time only, you can purchase all of our 2000 Trees Festival bands albums from our webstore from £6.49 for digital and from £7.49 for CD.

Beans On Toast -
Ben Marwood -
Chris T-T -
Crazy Arm -
Emily Barker &The Red Clay halo -
Fighting Fiction -
Fighting With Wire -
Frank Turner -
future of the left -
Jim Lockey&The Solemn Sun -
The Retrospective Soundtrack Players -
The Xcerts -

Tickets for the festival are available from