Wednesday 22 April 2015

'Live at the Lighthouse' EP out 4 May 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings
Stream lead track ‘We Don’t Believe You’

Xtra Mile Recordings’ newest signing Will Varley unveils details of his forthcoming five-track EP, ‘Live At The Lighthouse’ which will be released on 4th May 2015.

The EP includes new song 'We Don't Believe You', a timely look at the current political climate in Britain - “If we're after Britain First than we should probably be last, and before UK independence we should give back what isn't ours” - taking on colonial history, globalisation and foreign policy all in the time it takes a pop song to say “I love you”. More live tracks from previous albums feature too, including the much-loved 'Weddings and Wars' (the history of the human race) and 'King for a King' (the story of a life from birth to death). There's hardly time to breathe as Will's viewpoint flows across the timeline of a mere moment or an entire millennium.

Will signed to Xtra Mile Recordings backstage at the Royal Albert Hall just moments before he performed on stage supporting Frank Turner as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig. He’s been named one of Time Out's rising stars of 2015 as well as “Powerful, political and pertinent” by the Independent.

The 27-year-old rambling folk singer-songwriter from Kent is a self-made man who, on one recent tour, walked 500 miles with a guitar on his back, playing shows along the way. He makes his own music videos. He runs his own record label and music festival, Smugglers. As if mirroring his work ethic, his songs pack narrative detail. Each three or four minutes is earthy and punchy, rolling and rollicking upon barely-concealed anger, or blatant piss-taking.

Will Varley is on tour around the UK in May. Dates are below:
02 Nottingham @ Bodega Social Club
03 Salford @ Sounds From the Other City Festival
04 Edinburgh @ The Voodoo Rooms
05 Leeds @ Oporto
07 Winchester @ The Railway
08 Cardiff @ The Moon Club
10 Portsmouth @ Edge of the Wedge
15 Leicester @ The Cookie Jar
16 Brighton @ The Mesmerist (The Alt Escape)
20 St Albans @ The Horn
21 Bristol @ The Louisiana
23 Hay-On-Wye @ How the Light Gets In Festival
24 Cambridge @ Junction 2
27 London @ Oslo
29 Canterbury @ The Gulbenkian Theatre

Pre-order the digital-only EP here:
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The EP tracklisting is:

  1. Weddings and Wars
  2. From Halcyon
  3. We Don't Believe You
  4. King For A King
  5. I Got This Email

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Skinny Lister - new track 'This Is War'


Following a triumphant week at SXSW Festival and currently on tour in Europe supporting Chuck Ragan, Skinny Lister unveil another track ‘This Is War’ from their forthcoming album ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ out 20th April 2015.

An uplifting, fast-tempo-ed call to arms, ‘This Is War’ perfectly captures the band’s infectious energy at their fist-pumping, foot-stomping best. Check out this video of the band performing ‘This Is War’ in Shibuya, Tokyo 

‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ is packed with smart songwriting; bursting with catchy choruses and high energy it’s a fast-paced, uplifting, beer-swilling good-time record perfectly capturing their legendary live shows.
The last single ‘Trouble On Oxford Street’ garnered support from Steve Lamacq at 6Music and John Kennedy at XFM. Check out the video here:

The band are currently on tour with Chuck Ragan in the UK and Europe throughout March before embarking on their own headline tour throughout April & May.

With Chuck Ragan
30/03 Munich, Germany
31/03 Zurich, Switzerland
01/04 Salzburg, Austria
02/04 Stuttgart, Germany
03/04 Berlin, Germany
04/04 Frankfurt, Germany
05/04 Munster, Germany
06/04 Hannover, Germany
07/04 Hamburg, Germany  

Skinny Lister headline dates:
22/04 Birmingham, The Rainbow
23/04 Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
24/04 Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
25/04 Newcastle, Cluny 2
28/04 Manchester, The Deaf Institute 
29/04 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
30/04 Sheffield, TheLeadmill
01/05 Nottingham, Bodega
02/05 Cambridge, J2 @ Cambridge Junction 
05/05 Bristol, The Exchange
06/05 Cardiff, ClwbIfor Bach
07/05 London, O2 Islington Academy
08/05 Norwich, Waterfront Studio
09/05 Leicester, O2 Academy 2

From day one, Skinny Lister set out to cause chaos and make friends, travelling to the four corners of the globe plying their unique rum-soaked blend of English folk and punk rock anarchy. From Japan's Fuji Rock Festival to the desert stage of California's prestigious Coachella, via the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury and many a festival across Europe and beyond, Skinny Lister are an experience never to be forgotten.

They’ve held gigs in Land Rovers. They’ve sung while wing-walking. They’ve toured in a narrow boat. They’ve stomped and jigged on restaurant tables, in hotel elevators and in record label car parks. And wherever they play their lusty shanties, punk folk roar-alongs and crazed whirls of love, fighting and hardcore drinking – you’ll find them out dancing with the crowd, passing around their flagon of rum or crowd-surfing to the bar to neck shots mid-song. Make no bones – Skinny Lister arethe wildest party band you’ll ever get drunk with. And you will get drunk with them.

Tracklisting for Down On Deptford Broadway:
1. Raise A Wreck
2. Trouble On Oxford Street
3. George’s Glass
4. What Can I Say?
5. Cathy
6. Six Whiskies
7. This Is War
8. Ten Thousands Voices
9. Bonny Away
10. Bold As Brass
11. This City
12. The Dreich

You can pre-order Down On Deptford Broadway at:

Twitter - @skinnylister