Tuesday 13 May 2014

“…an eclectic pallet of vibrant tunes.” Rocksound
“The reason it all works is the sense of a soul laid bare” Kerrang!
“This self-titled effort (is) damn near essential” Big Cheese

Northcote – AKA Canadian songwriter Matt Goud – has announced extensive European touring plans with Chuck Ragan throughout May and June as well as details of his new single. 

Following the huge run of gigs Matt did with Dave Hause across the UK and Europe late last year - Matt joins the shrapnel-throated Hot Water Music vocalist Chuck Ragan for his 'Overseas Till Midnight' tour – taking in a string of German and UK dates in May/June, with Italian and Austrian stops along the way. 

To coincide with the tour, Northcote releases the stunning track ‘Counting Down The Days’ as a digital single on 28th June 2014. The track is taken from last year's Xtra Mile Recordings self-titled album and is another eloquent blast of refined yet raw Americana. 
The video – the next instalment of the Lowville Sessions - will be unveiled soon

Chuck Ragan - Overseas Till Midnight 2014
with Special Guest Northcote & Billy the Kid
27  Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Basement
28  Bristol, UK @ Thekla
29  London, UK @ The Garage
30  Hunxe, Germany @ Ruhrpott Rodeo Festival
31  Erfurt, Germany @ Centrum
01 - Nurnberg, Germany @ Hirsch
03 - Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos-saal
04 - Munich, Germany @ Theaterfabrik
05 - Wien, Austria @ Arena
06 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
07 - Berlin, Germany @ SO36
09 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ de Helling
10 - Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
12 - Milan, Italy @ Live Forum
14 - Saarwellingen, Germany @ RockCamp Festival
15 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
17 - Osnabruck, Germany @ Rosenhof
18 - Dresden, Germany @ Scheune *
19 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schachthof *
24 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
25 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
26 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
* w/DaveHause

Born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, Northcote’s early exposure to music was a mix of traditional country on AM radio and the hymns he learned at his childhood church. However, it wasn't until he discovered punk and hardcore music that he realized music’s healing and therapeutic power. Over the past 8 years, few young musicians in Canada have put on as many miles as Goud who toured for years as a member of a post-hardcore band and has more recently transitioned into life on the road as a singer/songwriter with accompaniment by an ever-rotating slew of guests and friend musicians.

northcotemusic.com / xtramilerecordings.com

Monday 12 May 2014

OUT 16th June 2014

Oxygen Thief has announced the release of his debut long play chunk of ferocity entitled The Half-Life of Facts out 16th June 2014 through Xtra Mile Recordings.

Pre-order available here: 
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/half-life-of-facts
Xtra Mile Recordings - http://bit.ly/1jHpzAo

And check out brand new track ‘Co(extra)ordinates’ here: 

Following last year's mini-album Accidents Don't Happen, They Are Caused and March's five-track acoustic EP One Day This Will All Be Fields – three tracks of which get the gargantuan rock makeover here - Barry Dolan's first full-length full band, full throttle album is tight, unplugged songwriting as interpreted by demolition machinery.

The Half-Life of Facts is twelve tracks of full-band flamethrower wit and wry cacophony, blanched in Barry Dolan's melodic suss and staccato delivery. Wordplay parries aggression and searing distortion fences with on-the-dime fits and starts, and the pace is one of hot pursuit. Barry's solo songs are fully realised with volume that competes with his vocal delivery and a studio polish that still refuses to sandpaper any rough edges.

From the maudlin acoustic tease of 'The Incredible Sulk', which combusts with complexity and anthemic glide, to the churning bombast of 'Lock Ness Monster Truck', The Half-Life of Facts douses the word 'potential' in petrol and sets it alight.

Tracklisting for The Half-Life of Facts:
1. The Incredible Sulk
2. Trial & Improvement
3. Too Many Trees
4. Hubristolian
5. Crowbars Up!
6. Vectors 7. Co(extra)ordinates
8. Self-Righting Mechanism
10. It's Life Jim, But Not As We Know It
11. Loch Ness Monster Truck
12. Bench Press Your I.Q.

Catch Oxygen Thief live supporting InMe in May 2014. Dates are below:
09 Southampton @ Talking Heads 
10 Plymouth @ White Rabbit
11 Bristol @ The Fleece
12 Birmingham @ The Flapper
13 Nottingham @ Rock City
14 Glasgow @ Audio
15 Sheffield @ Corporation
16 Manchester @ Sound Control
17 London @ Islington Academy

@oxygenthiefyeah / www.facebook.com/oxygenthief666  / www.oxygenthiefmusic.com

www.xtramilerecordings.com / www.facebook.com/xtramilerecordings / @xtra_mile

Thursday 8 May 2014


Algiers are releasing 'Miles and Miles Of Rosary Beads', their second single from debut album You're The Captain, on 9 June 2014. Released digitally, the single is backed with the brand new track ‘Dirty Monsters’.

Plucked from a record full of indelible melodic crescendos, 'Miles and Miles' represents the apex of their guitar-drums-vocals simplicity. Guitarist William K J Anderson and drummer John W Goodwin's voices soar over the glorious chiming racket, almost an uplifting herald for the summer with a tinge of regret for the end of spring.

A video accompanies the single - nostalgic slow-motion training action in tasteful black and white – which is premièred on Vevo: 

Algiers are also embarking on a short but sturdy Scottish tour. Go see them:
28 Dundee @ Non Zeros
29 Glasgow @ 13th Note
30 Aberdeen @ Cellar 35
31 Arbroath @ TBA

Algiers started following a chance meeting in a bar. After realising who one another was, and big fans of the others' previous band - The Maple State (Goodwin) and Dartz! (Anderson) - one rehearsal together turned into four months of collaboration. A musical bond and partnership was born.

Not knowing any bass players who would fit, they settled on being a two-piece and with a common ground in their fondness for indie-rock bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, American Football, The Weakerthans and The Walkmen, they set about writing songs, focusing on standard pop-song formulas; relying more on melody and simpler structures than their previous bands. The result is a sound that’s both heady and visceral. A sound that feels weightless and timeless with wandering guitars and heart-on-sleeve vocals.

“‘Four Priests’…an indie-pop gem if there ever was one. Algiers are definitely one to watch.” Punktastic


Wednesday 7 May 2014

Beans On Toast - The Next Album Tour 2014'

‘The Next Album Tour 2014’ 

Drunk folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast has been around the block more times than he cares to remember. Thankfully though, with his unique blend of simple songs and no holds barred quick wit, he is an act that is anything but tired.

With a fresh spring in his step after an incredible start to the year, which saw him conquer his first American headline tour, play a series of shows with Flogging Molly in the US and perform to over 40,000 people in just one week whilst opening Frank Turner’s UK Arena tour in February, Beans On Toast will be heading back onto the UK live circuit for 16 dates across the country ending with his biggest headline show to date at Electric Ballroom, Camden. 

Marking the release of his sixth studio album with Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on his 1st December birthday, ‘The Next Album Tour 2014’ will be an unforgettable experience as the singer, storyteller and guitar player’s self-deprecating nature goes a long way to break down the barriers between musician and audience, creating a real sense of equality.  

With digital single ‘Keep You’ added to the XFM Evening Playlist at the start of the year, a ‘Best of Toast Pressed on Vinyl’ flying off the shelves for Independent Record Store Day and his busiest upcoming festival season yet, anything is now possible for this unmissable performer. 

Tickets will go on sale Friday 6th May at 9am via www.beansontoastmusic.com 

20/11 ABERDEEN, The Lemon Tree
21/11 GLASGOW, Nice N Sleazy
22/11 EDINBURGH, Voodoo Room
24/11 NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
25/11 HULL, Fruit
26/11 LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
27/11 MANCHESTER, The Ruby Lounge
28/11 LIVERPOOL, The Shipping Forecast
29/11 NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
03/12 BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds
04/12 CAMBRIDGE, Junction 2
05/12 BRISTOL, The Fleece
06/12 EXETER, The Phoenix
09/12 PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
10/12 BRIGHTON, The Haunt
11/12 LONDON, Electric Ballroom

“One of the most controversial acts in the whole festival. But behind the humour there are serious political messages of equality and general respect for one another.” CLASH 

“His modern take on traditional folk music is clever, heart warming and keeps me coming back for more.” RUCKUS

“Spontaneity and tongue in cheeky impertinence produce a joyous feel and a wonderful thing called fun!” AMERICANA UK