We are proud to announce the signing of Michigan three-piece Cheap Girls for a worldwide deal. They join the label as it continues to expand in the UK and across the globe with an ever-growing roster that includes Frank Turner, Against Me!, Larry and His Flask, Beans On Toast, Sonic Boom Six, To Kill A King, Northcote, Jamie Lenman and many many more. And, with a brand new album due in Spring and touring plans being confirmed, Cheap Girls is a key release for Xtra Mile in 2014.
Formed in 2007, Cheap Girls consist of brothers Ben and Ian Graham (drums and vocals/bass respectively) and guitarist Adam Aymor. The band was started with the straight forward intentions of playing simple and loud rock songs – an approach they still abide by 7 years later. The have released three critically applauded studio albums: ‘Find Me A Drink Home’ which was initially self-released in 2008; quickly followed 2009’s sophomore full-length ‘My Roaring 20s’. Their third full-length, ‘Giant Orange’, released early 2012, was recorded and produced by Against Me’s Laura Jane Grace in her Total Treble Studio in Elkton, Florida. Describing working with the band, Laura said: “With Cheap Girls you not only have an authentic Midwestern rock band in the vein of the Replacements, Soul Asylum, Sugar and early Smoking Popes but you also have an incredibly talented lyricist and songwriter in Ian Graham. I’m lucky to have gotten the chance to work with them.”
A sentiment echoed by Xtra Mile’s manager Charlie Caplowe: “We’re delighted at the chance to work with Cheap Girls. I have seen them play a few times in the States and have been blown away with their infectious songs and likeable characters. They are a welcomed addition to the family.”
Ian from the band says: "It’s with many levels of pleasure that we’re able to announce to you our recent signing to Xtra Mile Recordings. They’ve been nothing short of amazing and supportive in regards to this album we’ve been recording for the last two months and we’re very excited to have them handle the album’s release worldwide.
“The hard facts are simply that we’ve found a very comfortable, endlessly-supportive label that has allowed us to make exactly the album we’ve been wanting to make for some years now and that album will see the light-of-day this spring. Not to mention that their staff are some of the most enjoyable, enthusiastic, outgoing individuals that we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. We couldn’t be more thrilled for you to hear the songs we’ve come up with this time around. There’ll be a song, an album title, some photos and a release date to share in the very near future. Thanks to everyone for being with us through the years and all the years to come.”
Here’s a wonderful video from the band themselves on announcing the new working partnership – thanks to Ian and Ben’s Dad who they woke from an afternoon nap especially for the task;