ROB LYNCH SUPPORTING THIS WILD LIFE // RESCHEDULED HEADLINE DATES

Singer-songwriter Rob Lynch will be main support to California acoustic duo This Wild Life, on their forthcoming tour of the UK in September / October.

Some of Rob's previously announced headline dates will be rescheduled but a number will go ahead as planned, including the free entry album release show at the Monarch in London on 22 September. See below for details.

Rob recently announced his next single ‘Whiskey’, which is streaming here. The track is taken from his forthcoming debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul which will be released through Xtra Mile Recordings on 22 September. You can pre-order the album now through Xtra Mile, Amazon CD or iTunes.

UPDATED LIVE DATES:

Get tickets for non-festival shows here.

HEADLINE SHOWS
SEPTEMBER

05 Frome @ Cheese & Grain (supporting Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.)
09 Cambridge @ Portland Arms
10 Norwic @ Owl Sanctuary
11 Liverpool @ Maguire's Pizza Bar
22 London @ The Monarch (free entry)

SUPPORTING THIS WILD LIFE
SEPTEMBER
25 Southampton @ Talking Heads
26 Plymouth @ Tiki Bar & Diner
27 Bristol @ The Exchange
28 Kingston @ The Cricketers
29 Birmingham @ Asylum
30 Sheffield @ Academy 2

OCTOBER
01 Manchester @ Sound Control
02 Newcastle @ Think Tank
03 Leeds @ Cockpit
04 Leicester @ Scholar
05 Stoke @ Sugarmill
06 London @ Underworld

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ROB LYNCH ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE 'WHISKEY' OUT 22 SEPTEMBER 2014 // UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Singer-songwriter Rob Lynch has announced his next single ‘Whiskey’, which you can listen to below, and will be released through Xtra Mile Recordings on 22 September 2014. The track is taken from his forthcoming debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul.

Preorder the album here via iTunes, Amazon CD, or from out very own web shop. And listen to Whiskey right here:

This is a song about a night my father and I had together where we drank too much whiskey and played each other our favourite songs. He died when I was 21, and when I first went to visit him in hospital, I was walking down the corridor towards his ward and I could hear him telling the other patients around him the story about that night we had.
— Rob Lynch

Always one to focus on the positives, Rob’s debut album is full of potential singalong favourites, despite its often weighty and emotionally-driven content. He’s currently inciting such singalongs on the whole of the Vans Warped Tour in the US and will follow this rigorous bout of touring up with a full UK and European tour throughout September and October. You can get tickets here.

He'll also play a special free entry show on the album release date in his adopted hometown of London. In addition, Rob has just been announced to play Hevy Fest on the acoustic stage as part of their pre-festival Thursday night line-up. So, plenty of chances to learn words and sing with everyone!

LIVE DATES:
AUGUST
14 Port Lympne @ Hevy Fest

SEPTEMBER
09 Cambridge @ The Portland Arms
10 Norwich @ Owl Sanctuary
11 Liverpool @ Maguire's Pizza Bar
14 Bristol @ The Old Bookshop
15 Plymouth @ Tiki Bar & Diner - No Presale
21 Kingston @ Banquet Records - Instore
22 London @ The Monarch - Free Entry
24 Cardiff @ Undertone
25 Stoke @ Sugarmill
26 Derby @ Victoria Inn
27 Dundee @ Kage - No pre-sale
28 Glasgow @ King Tuts Bar - Free Entry
30 Newcastle @ Think Tank

OCTOBER
01 Leeds @ Cockpit 3
02 Manchester @ Gullivers
03 Guildford @ The Boileroom
04 Brighton @ The Hope

 

 

CHEAP GIRLS ANNOUNCE UK + EUROPEAN TOUR

Following the release of their fourth album Famous Graves. Michigan trio come to the UK and Europe in November to tour with Joyce Manor. Tickets go on sale Friday, 25 July 2014.

They last played the UK in early 2013 with The Bouncing Souls and have since toured across North America with Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Andrew Jackson Jihad and The Hold Steady. They head across the pond for these shows:

NOVEMBER 2014

03 Paris, FRA @ Espace B 
04 Hamburg, GER @ Hafenklang
05 Dresden, GER @ Chemiefabrik
06 Berlin, GER @ Cassiopeia
07 Trier, GER @ Exhaus
08 Düsseldorf, GER @ The Tube
09 Castricum, NE @ De Bakkerij
10 Antwerp, BE @ JC Kavka
11 Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
12 Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note
13 Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
14 London, UK @ The Dome (Tuffnell Park)
15 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
16 Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks
17 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange

Photo by Kelly Gairrocco

Photo by Kelly Gairrocco

Famous Graves, their first album for Xtra Mile Recordings, has been described as “a collection of good. honest punk jams for us all to enjoy” by Rock Sound, and Kerrang! said “(it) will entertain you, your mum and your 70-year old grandma all at the same time….they rock in all the right places”.

Check out three songs from the album that the band recorded for a radio session in the States including the recent single ‘Knock Me Over’ which gained plays and support at XFM and Amazing Radio:

Knock Me Over
Man in Question
Amazing Grace

The album title came from the band’s habit of visiting cemeteries in the towns they visit to see if anybody of note has been buried there. They’ve seen everyone’s grave, from Bon Scott in Perth to Ian Curtis near Manchester. The second meaning for the title is, as bassist/vocalist Ian Graham explains, a bit deeper. “The phrase started taking on the idea of common error, It refers to obvious ways to make mistakes - ways to get caught doing the same thing over and over.”
We hope this trip makes good use of the first meaning!

“You could see them sharing a stage with the likes of The Replacements, REM and Dinosaur Jr. and more than holding their own.” - Big Cheese

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BILLY THE KID RELEASES ALBUM HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES + NEW AA-SINGLE 'PHONE BILLS' / 'THE QUARRY' ON 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 // ANNOUNCES UK TOUR DATES PLUS SUPPORT WITH BILLY BRAGG

Xtra Mile Recordings will release Billy the Kid's next single, the double A-side 'Phone Bills' / 'The Quarry' alongside the full-album Horseshoes & Hand Grenades on 8 September 2014,

You can pre-order here and iTunes link: http://smarturl.it/BillyTheKid-iTunes 
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/BillyTheKid-AmazonCD

Listen to the superb single, and album opener, 'Phone Bills' here:

Following a storming month long European jaunt supporting Chuck Ragan with labelmate Northcote in June, Billy is also set to play a handful of dates in the UK a week before the album release before heading back to North America to support the one and only Billy Bragg. 
All dates and venues are below. UK Tickets can be ordered here.

AUGUST 2014

29 Bristol @ Birdcage
31 Leeds @ Brundell
SEPTEMBER 2014
01 Manchester @ The Castle
03 London @ Black Heart

SUPPORTING BILLY BRAGG
September

12 Chicago City Winery, USA
15 Cleveland Music Box Supper Club, USA
17 New York City Winery, USA
18 New York City Winery, USA
19 Riverhead, NY Suffolk Theatre, USA
20 Bellow Falls, VT Bellow Falls Opera House, USA
22 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall, USA
23 Fredericton, NB The Playhouse, Canada
24 Charlottetown, PE PEI Brewing Company, Canada
25 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Canada
27 St John’s, ND Cochrane United Church, Canada

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades was produced by Frank Turner, who also plays on the record alongside The Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell.

Photo by Ben Morse - www.ben-morse.com

Photo by Ben Morse - www.ben-morse.com

Billy says of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades: " I definitely took Frank's lead as far as how to approach the recording process. Eventually it became apparent that we were a pretty good team but he came up with the concept of recording ‘live off the floor’ which I think contributed a lot to the finished product… I just think it sounds badass."

It is badass. Billy’s voice is immediately introduced on album opener ‘Phone Bills’, while Nigel’s ricocheting drums hesitate, roll and jump ahead of her, then everything collides in synchronicity. ‘The Quarry’ starts all sublime, picking leads into evocative lines about fleeing an unnamed town, the stumbling drums playing the part of unknown pursuers’ rapidly gaining footsteps.

A recent month-long European tour with Chuck Ragan and Northcote was almost entirely paid for with 10 days’ worth of incredible, unique paintings which were sold to the highest bidders - all while Billy was convalescing from a serious ankle injury.

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