LARRY AND HIS FLASK RELEASE CLOSING TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM 'THIS REMEDY' // LISTEN TO 'THREE MANHATTANS'

Larry And His Flask are pleased to present ‘Three Manhattans’, the sentimental send-off lifted from the band’s forthcoming studio album This Remedy, their first set of new music in five years, out 12 October 2018 on Xtra Mile Recordings. Preorder This Remedy on vinyl, CD and download here. Listen to ‘Three Manhattans’ below.

The Bend, OR-based “Post-Americana” band is more than the sum of its parts: Jamin Marshall, Ian Cook, Andrew Carew, Jesse Marshall and Kirk Skatvold have formed something fresh and unique in This Remedy, cherry-picking some of the best elements of multiple genres to create a high energy gut-punch of a sound, that somehow remains sweet and harmonious.

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest in the eastern shadow of the Cascade mountain range, the landscape seems to flow into their music like the many rivers that crisscross their native territory. After getting their start in 2003 as a blood, sweat and beers punk ensemble, they cut their teeth all across the US and Canada and along the way, found their calling as a folk/rock, bluegrass, gypsy jazz/swing monster.

2010 saw the start of a string of solid releases; beginning with a self-titled EP, 2011’s All That We Know, 2012’s Hobo’s Lament and 2013’s By The Lamplight. Those collections have taken them on tours all around the globe, capturing audiences from Honolulu to Holland and everywhere in between.

A notoriously raucous live band, Larry And His Flask have always seemed to deliver the best of both worlds: an output of melodic, engaging records and a maelstrom of a live performance.

2018 marks the return of the band after a short hiatus - Jamin moved to a small island in the Caribbean, Andrew went into construction, Ian became a father of twins - and judging from the material that comprises This Remedy, they’re all the better for it.

“We have all learned to get along better. Our time apart has calmed us down a bit and we have all grown up a lot,” Jamin says of the past five years the band was on hiatus. “Personally, my outlook is much more focused on the broad picture now. Whereas in the past I was just focused on getting drunk and going crazy at the show. It was a night-to-night kind of life. But now I have a long term goals, a wonderful girlfriend and two dogs. I think we are ready to take this band seriously, write great music and put on a fun show every night.”

This Remedy continues Larry and His Flask’s mastery of breaking down the barriers and blurring the lines between genres to create a signature sound all their own, while retaining every ounce of jubilation and sing-along power they’ve become loved for.

They’ll be hitting the road in support of the new record this fall. Larry and His Flask will be making the following North American appearances in October 2018. Dates below.

OCTOBER

13 Boise, ID @ Neurolux Lounge
14 Salt Lake City, IA @ The State Room
16 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
17 Sioux City, IA @ The Marquee
18 St. Paul, MN @ The Turf Club
19 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
20 Detriot, MI @ El Club
21 Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
23 Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
24 Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House
25 Washington, DC @ Hill Country LIVE
27 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
28 Denver, CO @ The Streets of London Pub

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OXYGEN THIEF NEW ALBUM 'CONFUSION SPECIES' OUT 16 NOVEMBER 2018 // PREORDER NOW // LISTEN TO 'GRAFFITI; IRONY; LISTS' AND 'UNCOMMON PEOPLE'

Bristol-based alternative-rock trio, Oxygen Thief have shared the new riff-ladened single ‘Graffiti; Irony; Lists’ alongside announcing full details of their new album, Confusion Species, set for release on 16 November 2018 through Xtra Mile Recordings. Preorder it on transparent blue vinyl, CD and download here. There will also be an orange and black splatter vinyl edition, limited to 100, to be sold on the November tour dates.

Listen to first single ‘Graffiti; Irony; Lists’ below:

Listen to another track from the album, ‘Uncommon People’.

It’s been just over four years since the release of Oxygen Thief’s second album, The Half-Life of Facts, and the world has changed a lot in that time. In fact, a lot has changed since Barry Dolan started the project in Bristol back in 2006, and the 11 tracks of Confusion Species are the sound of him trying to make sense of it all, rather than be overwhelmed, lost and consumed by the sludge and noise of this modern, Brexit and Trump world.

“Everyone is constantly bombarded with things in the news and on social media”, says guitarist and vocalist, Barry Dolan. “Your phone’s going off all the time and there’s a constant need to keep up with things. As someone who tries to be politically engaged, I want to stay informed, but there’s a point where that tide just becomes overwhelming.”

In support of Confusion Species, Oxygen Thief will take to the road throughout the UK with Jonah Matranga in November, as well as performing as Jonah’s backing band for his 20-year anniversary performances of Far’s classic Water + Solutions, and finishing up with a headline show at The Monarch in London:

November 2018

06 Isle Of Wight @ Strings (w/ Jonah Matranga and performing Far’s Water + Solutions)
07 Tunbridge Wells @ Forum (w/ Jonah Matranga and performing Far’s Water + Solutions)
08 Norwich @ Waterfront (w/ Jonah Matranga and performing Far’s Water + Solutions)
09 Corby @ White Hart (w/ Jonah Matranga and performing Far’s Water + Solutions)
10 Cheltenham @ Frog & Fiddle (w/ Jonah Matranga and performing Far’s Water + Solutions)
11 Bristol @ Crofters (w/ Jonah Matranga and performing Far’s Water + Solutions)
12 Stoke @ Sugarmill (w/ Jonah Matranga and performing Far’s Water + Solutions)
13 Southampton @ Joiners (w/ Jonah Matranga and performing Far’s Water + Solutions)
14 Leicester @ Firebug (w/ Jonah Matranga and performing Far’s Water + Solutions)
15 London @ The Monarch (Album Launch and Headline Show)

Tickets: www.1.xtramilerecordings.com/oxygen-thief-tour-dates/

Simultaneously angry at and perplexed by the state of, well, everything, Confusion Species is a raucous, bellicose call-to-arms punctuated by Oxygen Thief’s now-trademark barrage of furious riffs and chaotic layers of intense and inspiring sounds.

Oxygen Thief are:

Barry Dolan - Guitar, Vocals
Neil Elliott - Bass
Ben Whyntie - Drums

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GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY. 'YOUNG ADULT*' DELUXE EDITION ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD // UK TOUR WITH 7-PIECE BAND OCTOBER 2018

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. has released a special deluxe edition of his acclaimed 2018 album, Young Adult, released in January.

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Young Adult* released on 28 September 2018, is the expanded digital-only release featuring new material including single ‘Try’ and unreleased song ‘Quite Right’, plus exclusive ‘Yung Adult’ remixes of the album’s standout moments, as re-worked by the fair hand of Sam Duckworth himself.

In addition, the companion set will collect a smattering of live highlights from some of Get Cape’s most memorable shows from 2018, with tracks cherry-picked from his appearances at Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings II, plus his emotional hometown appearance at Southend’s SS2 venue.

Speaking about the new release, Sam Duckworth AKA Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. says:

“It’s been over a year since Young Adult was recorded and a good year it has been. The band has grown in size and in spirit, there have been mixtapes, new songs and some really fun shows. I wanted to convey some of the joy and energy of the live shows from 2018 and what better way than to release some of the live shows we recorded. The Reading/Leeds ‘Yung Adult’ mixtape was fun to make and included some reworkings of the tracks from the album, as well as the debut of ‘Try’. ‘Quite Right’ was recorded just before the tour in May and feels like it’s of the same era as the songs of Young Adult but also with one foot in the new. It’s exciting to enter this forthcoming tour with a celebration of music from throughout the year.”

2018 has been something of a benchmark for the Essex-based artist, with the release of this buoyant new collection a true testament to Duckworth’s re-invigorated return as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Reviving the moniker after a lengthy hiatus, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. dug-deep to unearth his finest and most forthcoming work in years in latest studio album. Featuring a string of equally different and individually brilliant singles including ‘Adults’, ‘Always’, ‘Just A Phase’, ’DNA’, and ‘VHS Forever’, the album was met with warm reviews from fans and critics alike, with Louder Than War praising Sam’s skill for “catchy and introspective 3-minute pop songs”, while Upset Magazine championed the record as “soundtrack to a revolution” (4/5).

Making his return to the live stage with a triumphant one-off UK show at Village Underground in London back in January to mark the release of Young Adult (a show hailed by The Independent as “a heartfelt and raucous performance” (4/5)), Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. has continued to win over fans old and new with a string of warmly received live appearances and festival shows including those at Lost Evenings II, Reading & Leeds and beyond.

In the company of his full live band once more, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.s full UK tour takes place October 2018. Kicking off at Lincoln’s Engine Shed on 4 October, the two-week run will see Duckworth and co. hit up 12 cities in total with highlights including an appearance at Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival (6 Oct) and a grand finale at London’s Islington

GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY. – OCTOBER TOUR

04 Lincoln @ Engine Shed
05 Nottingham @ Bodega
06 Manchester @ Neighbourhood Festival
07 Liverpool @ Arts Club
09 Glasgow @ King Tuts
10 Leeds @ Brudenell
11 Leicester @ Scholar
13 Birmingham @ Castle & Falcon
14 Oxford @ 02 Academy
16 Southampton @ Joiners
18 Brighton @ Patterns
19 London @ Islington Assembly Hall

Young Adult* - Deluxe Edition

Tracklisting:

Young Adult

1. Adults
2. Man2Man
3. DNA
4. Scrapbook
5. Always
6. Adults
7. Invisible
8. VHS Forever
9. Just A Phase
10. What Haves

Bonus Tracks

1. Try It
2. Quite Right
3. Animate (Single Version)
4. Just A Phase (LIVE @ Lost Evenings)
5. Animate (LIVE @ Lost Evenings)
6. Adults (LIVE @ Lost Evenings)
7. DNA (LIVE @ SS2)
8. VHS Forever (LIVE @ SS2)
9. VHS Forever (Yung Adult Remix)
10. Man2Man (Yung Adult Remix)

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MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEW SONG 'LITTLE BIRD' // WATCH LIVE VIDEO FEATURING BERNARD BUTLER

Listen to new song 'Little Bird' taken from the forthcoming album from Mull Historical Society, on streaming sites and an instant grat for those who preorder Wakelines for 21 September 2018. Preorder here.

Watch the live video of 'Little Bird' played by Colin MacIntyre and producer Bernard Butler on piano, recorded at Butler’s home studio.

Colin says: “This felt like a special track for both me and Bernard. I wrote it about daughters”. Colin has also been confirmed to play the True North Festival in Aberdeen and the Tobermory Book Festival.

Butler said of the making of the album: “I helped the brilliant Colin MacIntyre make his beautiful new Mull LP, Wakelines. We did most of it in my front room. Colin sang one song with one of my boys sitting on the sofa - only because he was waiting to get into the kitchen. My cats watched him sing for weeks. I even recorded that weird Russian harp (gusli) on it when I was really desperate for ideas one night. The shower became my echo chamber and the drum room one of the kids’ rooms. It was quite a lovely time. So I’m going to play guitar for Colin in London in October, and hopefully a few more. Come along. It’s a beautiful record and it’s always nice to play on those ones.”

UK tour dates are below.

SEPTEMBER 2018

20 Glasgow @ CCA
21  Edinburgh @ Pleasance Bar
22 Aberdeen @ Lemon Tree (True North Festival)
23 Sheffield @ Greystones
27 Bristol @ Louisana
28 Manchester @ Night & Day
29 Oxford @ Jericho Tavern
30 Newcastle @ Cluny

OCTOBER 2018

01 Leeds @ Brudenell
02 London @ Borderline (with Bernard Butler)
04 Brighton @ Prince Albert
06 Southampton @ Heartbreakers
27 Isle of Mull @ Mull Theatre (Tobermory Book Festival)

 

 

Colin MacIntyre is an award-winning musician, producer, author and playwright. He has released eight acclaimed albums to date, most notably under the name Mull Historical Society, having achieved two UK Top 20 albums and four Top 40 singles, since his Gold-selling debut album, 'Loss'.

 

Pre-order/stream the album now: https://xmr.lnk.to/wakelines

 

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LARRY AND HIS FLASK RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'THIS REMEDY' OUT 12 OCTOBER 2018 // LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK NOW

Larry And His Flask are excited to announce their new album, This Remedy, their first set of new music in five years, out Friday, October 12 on Xtra Mile Recordings. Preorder the album here.

Listen to the title track from the album below.

The Bend, OR-based band is more than the sum of its parts: Jamin Marshall, Ian Cook, Andrew Carew, Jesse Marshall and Kirk Skatvold have formed something fresh and unique, cherry-picking some of the best elements of multiple genres to create a high energy gut-punch of a sound, that somehow remains sweet and harmonious.  

 Larry and His Flask - Photo by Ben Morse

Larry and His Flask - Photo by Ben Morse

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest in the eastern shadow of the Cascade mountain range, the landscape seems to flow into their music like the many rivers that crisscross their native territory. After getting their start in 2003 as a blood, sweat and beers punk ensemble, they cut their teeth all across the US and Canada and along the way, found their calling as a folk/rock, bluegrass, gypsy jazz/swing monster.

2010 saw the start of a string of solid releases, beginning with a self-titled EP, 2011’s All That We Know, 2012’s Hobo’s Lament and 2013’s By The Lamplight. Those collections have taken them on tours all around the globe, capturing audiences from Honolulu to Holland and everywhere in between. A notoriously raucous live band, Larry And His Flask have always seemed to deliver the best of both worlds: an output of melodic, engaging records and a maelstrom of a live performance. 

Larry And His Flask - The Remedy sleeve - web.jpg

2018 marks the return of the band after a short hiatus – Jamin moved to a small island in the Caribbean, Andrew went into construction, Ian became a father of twins – and judging from the material that comprises their forthcoming album, they’re all the better for it.

“We have all learned to get along better. Our time apart has calmed us down a bit and we have all grown up a lot,” Jamin says of the past five years the band was on hiatus. “Personally, my outlook is much more focused on the broad picture now. Whereas in the past I was just focused on getting drunk and going crazy at the show. It was a night to night kind of life. But now I have long-term goals, a wonderful girlfriend and two dogs. I think we are ready to take this band seriously, write great music and put on a fun show every night.”

This Remedy continues Larry And His Flask’s mastery of breaking down the barriers and blurring the lines between genres to create a signature sound all their own, while retaining every ounce of jubilation and sing-along power they’ve become loved for. They’ll be hitting the road in support of the new record this autumn, starting with a European run and picking up right where they left off without missing a single note. 

Larry And His Flask are:

Kirk Skatvold – Mandolin and Trumpet
Ian Cook – Lead Vox and Electric Guitar
Andrew Carew – Banjo, Vox, Trumpet and Trombone
Jeshua Marshall – Stand Up Bass, Harmonicas and Baritone Horn
Jamin Marshall – Stand Up Drums  

This Remedy Track Listing

1.      Atonement
2.     Doing Fine
3.     This Remedy
4.     Ellipsis
5.     Never All The Times
6.     Begin Again
7.     Hoping Again
8.     The Place That It Belongs
9.     Dearly Departed
10.  You Won’t
11.   Behind The Curtain
12.  Three Manhattans 

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LARRY AND HIS FLASK RETURN, RE-SIGN TO XTRA MILE // UK AND EUROPE TOUR IN AUGUST 2018

There’s a storm on its way, a raucous and tumultuous swirl of bluegrass, punk, folk and gypsy jazz. Larry and His Flask are back! Returning to the UK and Europe in August for a handful of shows and festival dates, including Boom Town Fair in Hampshire, they have re-signed with Xtra Mile Recordings and plans are underway for their new album.

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Boasting an eclectic set of instruments that propel their shows to all-new heights – stand up bass, trumpets, banjos, trombones, harmonica, guitars and drums are all in the band’s artillery – the quintet from Oregon are a tour-de-force live. But it’s the multi-part harmonies and sheer energy that fuel the full Larry experience, churning the audience into a joyful flurry. It’s been too long since we’ve all had the pleasure to be a part of that, and with the new album waiting in the wings, it’s like coming home for Larry and His Flask. “When we were faced with what company to approach for our new album, XMR was our first and only choice," says Jamin Marshall, drummer and founder member. "Not to mention they have some of our favourite bands on their label. We are so excited to be part of the XMR family with Frank Turner, Against Me, Skinny Lister and on and on. XMR is a perfect fit for us.”

The band are over next month to play a few shows. “We have always loved playing in the UK and EU. The reception to our music is always so warm. We get treated very well,” says Jamin. 
Check out this great live video for ‘Ebb and Flow’.

Full live dates are:

AUGUST
07 Newport, UK @ Le Pub (Sold Out)
08 London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington
09 Hampshire, UK @ Boom Town Fair
10 Liege, Belgium @ Le Hangar
11 Wagersrott, Germany @ Enzo-Festival
12 Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
13 Oostende, Belgium @ Paulusfeesten
14 Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
15 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
16 Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic @ Eurocentrum  
17 Mannheim, Germany @ Kulturgarten
18 Bilbao, Spain @ Plaza Nueva
19 Crailsheim, Germany @ 7180 Bar
21 Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
22 Oberhausen, Germany @ Druckluft
23 Bramsche, Germany @ Sommerkulturprogramm
24 Den Haag, Netherlands @ Wild Rooster Festival
26 Stuttgart, Germany @ Lab-Fest

Back in 2012, Larry and His Flask joined Frank Turner on tour in the US and in the UK the following year. Xtra Mile came aboard around this time, releasing All That We Know in Europe followed quickly by the Hobo’s Lament EP and their fifth full-length album, By the Lamplight, in 2013. “XMR is always so good to us,” says Jamin. “They gave us a chance back when no one in the UK or EU really knew who we were. They have helped us out in times of need and we love working with them.” 

During this time, they earned their reputation as a wild, blazing, out-of-control celebration onstage, an unmissable live band. Packed shows carried them across North America and Europe to the end of 2013. Since then, the band members separated for a few years to live different lives, from sailing boats in the Caribbean to raising twins, and starting other bands. But after three years away, the call to arms was raised. “It was the right time and right place to come back to it,” says Jamin. “The band is more excited and fired up about everything than we have been in years. It's like a brand new day. We have all learned to get along better. I think we are ready to take this band seriously, write great music and put on a fun show every night.”

We’re thrilled to have them back. 

Buy their previous releases All That We Know (2011), Hobo’s Lament EP (2012) and By the Lamplight (2013) on CD and download from Xtra Mile Recordings.

Larry and His Flask are:

Kirk Skatvold – Mandolin and Trumpet
Ian Cook – Lead Vox and Electric Guitar
Andrew Carew – Banjo, Vox, Trumpet and Trombone
Jeshua Marshall – Stand up Bass, Harmonicas and Baritone Horn
Jamin Marshall – Stand up Drums  

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