ROB LYNCH SUPPORTS CHUCK RAGAN FOR A TRIO OF UK AND IRISH SHOWS IN MARCH 2015

London based indie-punk troubadour Rob Lynch plays a trio of special shows in March 2015, including his first trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland, as special guest of Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan.

Providing the perfect high-spirited and infectious foil to Ragan’s warm, earthy growl, Rob Lynch’s melodies will no doubt capture the hearts of fresh ears supporting Ragan’s Till Midnight tour.

Following the release of his debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul in September 2014 on Xtra Mile Recordings - which you can buy from our web shop, Amazon, and iTunes - Rob has toured extensively in the UK and Germany, including a January stint successfully co-headlining with the excellent Allison Weiss. He continues to impress and garner followers with each show and has also caught the ears of some renowned and respected acts. Ragan is most definitely one of those.

The three dates, stopping in Dublin, Belfast and Inverness, are in March and can be seen on our gigs calendar and synced to your Google calendar too. .

Recently Rob released a free download of previously unreleased track 'Lord Knows I Have Tried'.

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MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY 'THE BEST OF' AND NEW SINGLE 'KEEP FALLING' OUT 27 APRIL 2015 // FULL BAND 'LOSS' TOUR // COLIN MACINTYRE'S DEBUT NOVEL OUT 14 MAY 2015

Colin MacIntyre – best known as Mull Historical Society – will mark the 15th anniversary of his debut single ‘Barcode Bypass’, with a best of compilation on 27 April 2015, through Xtra Mile Recordings. Preorder the CD from our web shop

A special, double-vinyl format of the album will also be available on 18 April as part of 2015's Record Store Day celebrations. 

The Best Of gathers material from all six of MacIntyre’s albums to date, including Xtra Mile release City Awakenings. In addition, the album also features the brand new single ‘Keep Falling’ - also out 27 April - which was produced by the Grammy-winning Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Grinderman), who MacIntyre previously worked with on City Awakenings.

“I can recognise now that the past two years has been one of the biggest creative surges,” says MacIntyre. “It reminds me of the period leading up to my first album Loss, where I first found an authentic sound and voice.”

This spring will also deliver a new MHS full band tour where Q Magazine's 'Best Debut Album of 2001' Loss will be played in full for the first time, alongside other favourites from MacIntyre’s rich back catalogue. He adds: “This will be a celebratory tour. Playing Loss will be an emotional life-flashing-before-my-eyes journey, but I can’t wait.”

Tour dates and tickets for the April Loss tour can be found on our gigs calendar.

MacIntyre has also recently announced his debut novel The Letters of Ivor Punch which is now available to preorder and will be released on 14 May 2015. Hilarious and heartfelt, rowdy and true, The Letters of Ivor Punch is a novel about fathers and sons, secrets and lies and how, sometimes, you have to leave home to know what home is. A MHS track of the same name will be released to coincide with the book’s publication.

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SKINNY LISTER'S NEW VIDEO FOR 'CATHY' PREMIERES TODAY

Following last week's stream of new single 'Cathy' from Skinny Lister's second album 'Down On Deptford Broadway' - out on 20 April 2015 through Xtra Mile Recordings, preorder CD and download from out digital shop - you can now watch the brand new video for the single on Vevo. Watch it here. Or feast your eyes below.

You can read a bit more about the album in last week's news, as well as checking our gigs calendar for a bunch of March / April 2015 UK and European tour dates, or look below.

NEW TRACK 'CATHY' NOW STREAMING // NEW ALBUM 'DOWN ON DEPTFORD BROADWAY' OUT 20 APRIL 2015 // UK HEADLINE TOUR

Following last week’s sold out shows supporting Frank Turner for Independent Venue Week, Skinny Lister have unveiled their new single ‘Cathy’. Listen here:

It’s a perfect slice of infectious sing-a-long punk ‘n’ roll, fusing their traditional shanti-inspired folk with an attitude and stomp of The Pogues. Singer and guitarist Dan explains:

"'Cathy' is an ode to addiction and recklessness. A declaration of desire for someone or something that you know is bad for you, and you'd be wise to steer well clear of. The classic wrestle between head and heart." 

It is the second single to be taken from their forthcoming album  out on 20th April 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings. Preorder the CD or download from us now, vinyl and CD from Banquet Records, CD from Amazon CD or vinyl from Amazon LP, or download from iTunes. 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:

Coinciding with the album release the band tour with Chuck Ragan in the UK and Europe throughout March before heading off on their own headline tour of the UK in April and May. You can see the dates on our gigs calendar.

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.

Tracklisting for Down On Deptford Broadway:

Raise A Wreck
Trouble On Oxford Street
George’s Glass
What Can I Say?
Cathy
Six Whiskies
This Is War
Ten Thousands Voices
Bonny Away
Bold As Brass
This City
The Dreich

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BEANS ON TOAST MAY UK 'BENDING OVER BACKWARDS' TOUR

Beans On Toast, is heading back to the UK live circuit in May with his ‘Bending Over Backwards’ tour with fellow acoustic music-mate Benjamin Folke Thomas as worthy support. Tickets (on sale Friday 23/01/15) and full dates can be found at our gigs calendar.

With his most successful year yet behind him, having conquered his biggest ever headline show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in December to rave reviews, 2014 will take something to beat but with Beans being Beans, he’s got even more up his sleeve for 2015.

In spring, Beans will once again be exporting stateside for his most extensive US tour yet, which will see him play various clubs, bars, front rooms and even a luxury cruise liner as he performs intimate skiffle shows, headlines his own gigs, supports Truckstop Honeymoon and joins the Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise from Miami to the Bahamas! Beans will also be playing his first ever show in Africa and indeed the southern hemisphere as he visits Afrikaburn Festival in South Africa over the last weekend of April.

In 2014, Beans On Toast smashed an extensive arena tour supporting folk-punk friend Frank Turner, broke America with his first ever-stateside shows and kept crowds entertained at over 18 festivals throughout the summer.

In addition to these milestones, his sixth studio album The Grand Scheme of Things was hailed as his best and most mature yet, taking in meatier subjects such as chicken farming, terrorism and the home cooking of new wife Lizzy Bee, which ensured over a third of his December live dates were complete sell outs. With life certainly on the up for Beans On Toast, there are still some things that don’t change and that’s his self-deprecating witty style, which has been anything but lost along the way.

ROB LYNCH CONTINUES JANUARY HEADLINE TOUR WITH ALLISON WEISS IN SUPPORT

Rob Lynch is set to head off on a headline tour of the UK this month with US singer songwriter Allison Weiss and local acts as support. Dates can be found on our gigs calendar.

Due to the already heavily reported situation regarding Front Porch Step - which we will dwell on no further here - he is no longer a part of the tour. But Rob and Alison are resolved to make these dates a celebration of songwriting without him and the show will go on.

This will be Rob’s first full headline tour of the UK following the Xtra Mile Recordings release of his critically acclaimed debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul in 2014. You can buy that from us, or from Amazon, or even download it from iTunes

Recent live dates have brought Rob’s touching stories and rousing sing-alongs to appreciative audiences around the world. Some of his adventures last year included playing the whole of Vans Warped Tour in the US, headlining packed out venues in Germany, playing Slam Dunk Festival and supporting This Wild Life in the UK.

Rob recently released a brand new song ‘Lord Knows I Have Tried’ which is available to stream and download for free. There’s also a new lyric video for ‘Stamford’ - a track that features on his debut album.