ROB LYNCH REVEALS LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'STAMFORD' // FRONT PORCH STEP CO-HEADLINE JANUARY UK TOUR

Rob Lynch has now unveiled a lyric video for ‘Stamford’, a track that features on his debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul, which you can buy from Xtra Mile at the online shop, Amazon, or via iTunes. In keeping with this time of year, Rob says "Stamford is a song about the nuances of going back to your hometown for a few days over Christmas, so it made sense for people to hear this song now. Merry Christmas, every one of us!"

Watch the video here:

This follows the recent release of brand new song ‘Lord Knows I Have Tried’ which is available to stream and download for free. 

Rob will be teaming up with US singer songwriter Front Porch Step for a co-headline tour of the UK in January, with Allison Weiss completing the line-up that’s a veritable celebration of supreme songwriting talent. See dates and ticket links on our Xtra Mile Recordings gigs calendar.

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ESME PATTERSON NEW SINGLE 'WHAT DO YOU CALL A WOMAN?' FROM ALBUM 'WOMAN TO WOMAN' - BOTH OUT 2 FEBRUARY 2015

Denver singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson has unveiled a new single – ‘What Do You Call A Woman?’ – to be released on 2 February 2015 through Xtra Mile Recordings. It is taken from the forthcoming, second solo album Woman to Woman - also out 2 February worldwide via Xtra Mile, excluding North America.

You can preorder Woman to Woman now from Xtra Mile Recordings' online shop, from Amazon or as a digital download from iTunes. Preordering now allows you to download the new single and album track 'The Glow' right now.

The album is a unique and inspirational record written from the point of view of women immortalised in popular songs over the years. ‘What Do You Call A Woman?’ is a response to the classic Michael Jackson hit ‘Billie Jean’.

Esmé explains: “Michael Jackson’s song ‘Billie Jean’ had always really bothered me. It's this slick pop hit by an artist that people worship, in which he literally says “the kid is not my son,” even though he admits “his eyes were like mine,” and he admits he followed her to her room, tacitly confirming they had slept together. And I was wondering how this woman would feel, how angry and abandoned.”

Listen to the song below:

Woman to Woman sees Esmé tackle the perceptions of Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’, The Beach Boys’ ‘Caroline, No’, The Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby and more, in what is a beautifully constructed, thought-provoking album.

Patterson also appears on several tracks on the new Shakey Graves album one of which - ‘Dearly Departed’ - has received over 5,000,000 plays on Spotify, as well as appearing with him on the Conan O’Brien show in the US.

Woman To Woman tracklisting:
(Corresponding popular songs each track responds to are listed in parentheses)
1. Valentine (Elvis Costello - 'Alison') 
2. Never Chase A Man (Dolly Parton - 'Jolene') 
3. Oh Let’s Dance (The Kinks – ‘Lola’)
4. Tumbleweed (Townes Van Zandt - 'Loretta') 
5. What Do You Call A Woman (Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’)
6. The Glow (The Beach Boys - 'Caroline, No') 
7. Louder Than the Sound (The Band - 'Evangeline') 
8. Bluebird (The Beatles - 'Eleanor Rigby') 
9. A Dream (Leadbelly - 'Goodnight Irene')
10. Wildflower (Bob Dylan – ‘To Ramona’)

www.esmepatterson.com

AGAINST ME! SPRING EUROPEAN TOUR 2015


Against Me! have unveiled plans for a huge European Tour for April and May 2015. Tickets are on sale now.

Following a whirlwind 2014 that has seen their latest album Transgender Dysphoria Blues catapult them into the mainstream on both sides of the pond, this is welcome news for fans from Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and France. 

Renowned for their incendiary, high-energy live performances, these are shows not to be missed.
All tickets and dates can be found on our gigs calendar page.

EUROPE TOUR SPRING 2015

APRIL
05 Schijndel, Netherlands @ Paaspop
07 Kiel, Germany @ Die Pumpe
08 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lille VEGA
09 Goteborg, Sweden @ Pustervik
10 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller / John DEE / Sentrum Scene
11 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Medborgarplatsen
12 Malmo, Sweden @ Kulturbolaget
14 Warsaw, Poland @ KlubProxima
15 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
16 Budapest, Hungary @ A38 Hajó
17 Linz, Austria @ Posthof Linz
18 Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo/Werk21
19 MIlan, Italy @ Live Forum
21 Munich, Germany @ BACKSTAGE München - Werk, Halle, Club,
Werkstatt/Studio, Nachtbiergarten
22 Erlangen, Germany @ Kulturzentrum E-Werk
23 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof Wiesbaden
24 Hannover, Germany @ Kulturzentrum Faust
25 Cologne, Germany @ BürgerhausStollwerck
26 Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club
30 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet Live

MAY
1 Meerhout, Belgium @ GROEZROCK
2 Reims, France @ La Cartonnerie de Reims
3 Paris, France @ La Flèche d'Or
4 Angouleme, France @ LaNefAngoulême
5 Bilbao, Spain @ KafeAntzokia
7 Lisbon, Portugal @ Paradise Garage
8 Madrid, Spain @ Sala Arena
9 Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Bikini Barcelona - Lista de Invitados

‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ - released worldwide back in January 2014 –is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by front woman Laura Jane Grace. Tackling one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self-discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for ‘FUCKMYLIFE666’ and ‘Unconditional Love’.
As we head toward the end of the year, plaudits for “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” just keep on coming.  Don’t just take our word on how great this record is; these people agree:

TIME #7- Top 10 Best Albums of 2014
Rolling Stone #15 -50 Best Albums of 2014 
Kerrang! #3 Record of 2014 - “Some of the most brilliantly honest, vulnerable, joyous, music ever made” 
Rocksound #20 record - “In fine form with trademark spit and venom, as well as staggeringly honest, warts-and-all lyrics”
NPR #1- Best Albums of 2014 
Newsweek - The Top 10 Albums of 2014
American Songwriter #20 - Top 50 Albums of 2014 
Stereogum #14 - The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 
Consequence of Sound #3 for Transgender Dysphoria Blues - Top 50 Songs of 2014 
Big Cheese #20 Record of 2014- “A blistering ‘Fuck You’ to prejudices and judgements” - 
Paste #20 for Transgender Dysphoria Blues – The 50 Best Songs of 2014 
PopMatters #9 for Transgender Dysphoria Blues - 75 Best Songs of 2014 
Treble Zine #1 - Top 10 Punk Albums of the Year 
Cleveland Plain Dealer #2 for Transgender Dysphoria Blues - 25 Best Songs of 2014 

ALBUM REVIEWS: 
“An absolute triumph” - 9/10 Rock Sound
“A punk rock odyssey, from male to female.” – Rolling Stone Magazine
“Triumphant” - **** Q Magazine
"One of the most incisive and life-affirming rock albums of the '10s." – SPIN
“An unstoppable record” - The Quietus
“Bursting with articulately expressed vignettes of opposition framed in exquisitely muscular nuggets of three minute wonder” - KKKK Kerrang!
“Thrilling” **** The Guardian
“Nothing short of exceptional” - 4/5 This is Fake DIY 
“Powerful and remarkably honest.” – Entertainment Weekly

 www.againstme.net

SKINNY LISTER - ALBUM DETAILS // TOUR DATES // VIDEO

Xtra Mile Recordings’ newest signings Skinny Lister can unveil details of their forthcoming second album and a UK headline tour for spring next year.

Down On Deptford Broadway - out on 20 April 2015 - is packed with smart songwriting; bringing together elements of folk with the attitude of punk and rock 'n' roll bursting with sing-a-long choruses and infectious raucous energy. Talking about the new album, frontman Max Thomas said, “We’re trying to push forward the sound we had on the first album (Forge & Flagon). We don’t want to be a static band, we want to move with whatever influences are going on around us all the time." The first single to feature from the album is 'Trouble on Oxford Street', to be released in January 2015.  Check out the new video here: 

You can pre-order Down On Deptford Broadway on all formats from Xtra Mile direct, physical formats from Banquet Records and Amazon CD and vinyl, and download via iTunes.

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 are the wildest party band you’ll ever get drunk with. And you will get drunk with them.

They’re on tour with Chuck Ragan in the UK and Europe throughout March before heading off on their own headline tour of the UK. Dates are below. Check out our gigs calendar for ticket links and Google calendar syncing!

UK TOUR 2015 

April
22 Birmingham @ The Rainbow
23 Glasgow       @ Nice N Sleazy
24 Edinburgh    @ Voodoo Rooms
25 Newcastle    @ Cluny 2
28 Manchester  @The Deaf Institute
29 Leeds           @ Brudenell Social Club
30
 Sheffield      @ The Leadmill

May
01 Nottingham  @ Bodega
02 Cambridge   @ J2 at Cambridge Junction
05 Bristol          @ The Exchange
06 Cardiff          @ Clwb Ifor Bach
07 London         @ O2 Islington Academy
08 Norwich        @ Waterfront Studio
09 Leicester      @ O2 Academy 2

www.skinnylister.com / @skinnylisterwww.facebook.com/skinnylister

NORTHCOTE UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2014 // BILLY THE KID SUPPORTS UK DATES

Matt Goud's magnificant band Northcote returns to Europe with their biggest headline tour yet throughout November and December, starting in the UK before moving onto Germany and Switzerland.

This tour follows on from his hugely successful support run in Europe with Chuck Ragan and Billy the Kid back in June, where he won over crowds and amassed a fervent fanbase. In fact, as a support duo, they impressed enough - and built a camaraderie deep enough - that Billy will also be joining Matt on the UK leg of this tour too.

Look up your nearest gig and see some gospel, folk, country, and Americana-tinged songs in full bloom.

NOVEMBER
22 Bristol, UK @ Birdcage (w/Billy the Kid)
23 London, UK @ Brixton Windmill (w/Billy the Kid)
24 Manchester, UK @ Gullivers (w/Billy the Kid)
25 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell (w/Billy the Kid)
26 London, UK @ Our Black Heart (w/Billy the Kid)
27 Bochum, DE @ Matrix
28 Saarbrucken, DE @ Garage 
29 Erlangen, DE @ E-Werk
30 Dresden, DE @ Groove Station

DECEMBER
01 Berlin, DE @ Monarch
02 Munich, DE @ Milla
03 Stuttgart, DE @ Keller Klub
04 Zurich, SUI @ Bar Rossi
05 Bern, SUI @ Bier Hübeli (w/Broilers)
06 Freiberg, DE @ Zäpfle Club (w/Broilers)
07 Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
08 Hamburg, DE @ Kleiner Donner
09 Muenster, DE @ Gleis 22
10 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof (w/John K Samson)
11 Linz, AT @ Posthof (w/Broilers)
12 Gratz, AT @ Orpheum (w/Broilers)
13 Regensberg, DE @ Donau-Arena (w/Broilers)

www.northcotemusic.com / facebook.com/northcotemusic / @northcotemusic

ESMÉ PATTERSON SIGNS TO XTRA MILE RECORDINGS

'The Glow’ is the first track to be made available from a unique concept album by acclaimed US singer/songwriter and new signing to Xtra Mile Recordings, Esmé Patterson.  

Woman to Woman is her second solo album and is to be released through Xtra Mile Recordings worldwide (ex. North America) on 2 February 2015. You can preorder from our very own online shop, from Amazon or via iTunes.

The former member of Americana group Paper Bird, she has written 10 songs from the perspective of famous women immortalised in song on Woman to Woman, including singing from Dolly Parton protagonist Jolene’s point of view on the track ‘Never Chase A Man’; ‘What Do You Call A Woman’ is a response to Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’; and ‘Valentine’ is the voice of Elvis Costello’s 'Alison'.   

As Patterson explains "I was learning to play a Townes Van Zandt song called 'Loretta' ...and I started thinking about how many songs were just a woman's name, and how these women are frozen in time, and frozen as archetypes, frozen in black and white. And I thought they deserved to be coloured in."  She was invited to discuss the idea, before the record was made, at a TEDx conference in 2013.

Lead track ‘The Glow’ is a reply to the Beach Boys track ‘Caroline, No’ which appeared on the classic Pet Sounds album. The New York Times said: "Her voice is wiry and candid, backed by arrangements that roll along the folk-country borderline. Some songs proclaim self-determination and defiance; others, like 'The Glow' - imagining the Beach Boys' Caroline - hint at mystery and mortality.” Listen for yourselves.

Patterson also appears on several tracks on the new Shakey Graves album, and performed with him in late October on Conan O Brien's show in the US.  The song ‘Dearly Departed’ has been streamed nearly 3 million times to date and she has been supporting Graves on tour in the US.

Patterson’s songwriting is at the heart of the folk and roll explosion in Denver, Colorado and. since her emergence as a solo artist. this fierce and brilliant songwriter's altitude and velocity has only increased.

Woman To Woman tracklisting: 
(Corresponding popular songs each track responds to are listed in parentheses)
1. Valentine (Elvis Costello - 'Alison') 
2. Never Chase A Man (Dolly Parton - 'Jolene')
3. Oh Let’s Dance (The Kinks – ‘Lola’)
4. Tumbleweed (Townes Van Zandt - 'Loretta')
5. What Do You Call A Woman (Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’)
6. The Glow (The Beach Boys - 'Caroline, No')
7. Louder Than the Sound (The Band - 'Evangeline')
8. Bluebird (The Beatles - 'Eleanor Rigby')
9. A Dream (Leadbelly - 'Goodnight Irene')
10. Wildflower (Bob Dylan – ‘To Ramona’)