Tuesday 16 June 2015

Xtra Mile Recordings Present:

Summer In The City 
                 Featuring: Skinny Lister, Will Varley, PJ Bond and The RPMs 
Live at The Monarch, Camden on 8 July 2015

On 8th July 2015, Xtra Mile Recordings are celebrating summer and the lovely warm weather by throwing a massive party at our home from home, The Monarch in Camden London. Also on the same day we are releasing the sixth instalment of our annual label compilation - Xtra Mile High Club. 

‘Summer In The City’ is the name of the gig and the compilation – both featuring acts from our roster as well as unsigned acts that we’re really excited by. 

The gig will be a night of unrivalled fun, with bands, beach balls and balmy summer cocktails (and/or beer).  Kicking off the night is up and coming Brighton band The RPMs who’s passion for rock n roll, a knack for writing killer hooks makes them a very promising band to keep an eye on. Then fresh from a rambling tour of mainland Europe and the UK comes wandering singer songwriter PJ Bond with touring partner (and XMHC Vol 5 member) The Lion And The Wolf in tow. Next up will be Xtra Mile’s newest signing Will Varley. Singer, storyteller, poet– he’s supported Frank Turner at Royal Albert Hall as well as Beans On Toast and most recently The Proclaimers. Poignant, funny and utterly charming he’s one to watch for certain. 

Headlining the evening’s festivities are the twelve-legged party animal otherwise known as Skinny Lister, whose flagon of rum and infectious sing-a-longs will top off the night brilliantly. Their current album ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ is full of fantastic anthems about nights out, having a drink, love and living in London – they’re the perfect headliners for our Summer In The City night. 

Tickets are £7 – available here: http://www.monarchbar.com/events/events/8-jul-15-xtra-mile-the-monarch/ Doors at 7pm. 

As mentioned - 8th July sees the release of Xtra Mile High Club Vol: 6 ‘Summer In The City’ – a digital-only compilation that celebrates the breadth of talent across our roster as well as a selection of unsigned acts that are rocking our boat at the moment – including new and recent songs from Frank Turner, Will Varley, Dan Andriano, Skinny Lister, PJ Bond, Northcote, Esme Patterson, Billy the Kid, Mull Historical Society and many more. Full tracklisting to be announced soon. 

To win 2 tickets to the gig plus the compilation for free, enter our competition now. Using the hashtag #XMRsummer send us pictures of how you’re making your summer an XMR one – whether it’s seeing our bands at festivals, or at gigs or you’re just dressed in head to toe XMR merch whilst on a bike ride. However you’re managing to incorporate XMR into your summer fun – we wanna see. The best pictures win! 

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