Please join us in welcoming London-based punk rock troubadour, and all round good'un, Rob Lynch to the Xtra Mile family! In celebration of this perfect and timely union, Xtra Mile Recordings will release Rob's debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul later in 2014.
Rob said: "I'm truly honoured to be joining the ranks at Xtra Mile, a label that I have respected for many years for their support of British talent, as well as releasing great records from acts from shores more distant. I'm excited that they are joining me for the journey on my debut album."
Not content with merely making an excellent record and allowing Xtra Mile to release it for him, Rob has also been announced as support to Charlie Simpson on his May tour, having just finished up the Warped Acoustic Basement Tour in the UK. Not one to shy away from the rigours of the road, he’s also playing various festivals including Slam Dunk and a two month stint on the formidable Vans Warped Tour in the US this summer. So expect to hear a lot more from Rob Lynch in the coming year.
To add to this already monumental announcement, Rob has released the music video for ‘My Friends & I’, a track from the forthcoming album which encourages boisterous sing-alongs and rabble-rousing enthusiasm for friendship but also runs rather deeper. It'll also be ringing through your head for the next month. You can watch the video below:
In Rob’s words – “My Friends & I’ on the surface is a pop song about friends, but lyrically covers instances of death and broken relationships. It's an uplifting singalong about life choices." The track was produced by Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) and features guest vocals from Joe Boynton from Transit, amongst a whole gang of Rob’s nearest and dearest.
Tour dates are as follows:
CHARLIE SIMPSON TOUR:
12 Glasgow @ King Tuts
14 Manchester @ Deaf Institute
15 Birmingham @ Academy 2
16 London @ Islington Academy
17 Brighton @ Concorde 2
19 Bristol @ Thekla
FURTHER LIVE DATES:
03 MAY Pirate Satellite Festival, Stuttgart
10 MAY Rotterdam Riot, Rotterdam
24 – 26 MAY Slam Dunk Festival (Leeds, Hatfield, Wolverhampton)
13 JUNE – 3 AUG Vans Warped Tour