Xtra Mile Recordings will be celebrating the festive period with an Xmas Party that will polish off a fantastic year for the label.
On 17 December at The Monarch in Camden, acts from the Xtra Mile family will be providing live music and DJ sets for a party to last late into the night. There for your entertainment will be To Kill A King, Rob Lynch, Beans On Toast (DJ Set) and Oxygen Thief’s side project, Non Canon, with more to be announced.
Tickets are £7 and available here.
As proven by the packed-full, sweaty fun of the Summer In The City party back in July of this year – a gig that sold out despite a disruptive tube strike starting that evening – Xtra Mile have a solid track record at hosting feel-good, life-affirming, boozy nights out where bands watch their fellow labelmates perform, occasionally joining in on stage and often hanging out with the crowd. They’re family affairs where everyone is welcome and the Xmas Xtravaganza will be no different.
The acts providing the night’s entertainment have all had a great 2015. To Kill A King released their much-acclaimed self-titled second album, headlined Shepherd's Bush Empire on their March UK tour, were nominated for Best Live Act at the AIM Independent Music Awards, and headlined the Lake Stage at Latitude Festival and the Invaders of the Future stage at Bestival.
Rob Lynch has been busy writing and recording songs for his second solo album, the follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul, so expect some exclusive first listens during his set.
Non Canon is a mysterious side project by the face behind Oxygen Thief. Wanna know more about it? Then come along to the show.
Once the bands have played their short sets, our XMR DJs will take over the night and play non-stop dancefloor fillers until the early hours of the morning.
In 2015, XMR has released stunning albums by Skinny Lister and Will Varley, both of whom are currently touring with Frank Turner – riding high on his second number two charting album, Positive Songs For Negative People, and a sold out UK arena tour. Their albums, Down On Deptford Broadway and Postcards From Ursa Minor respectively, have been fondly received by critics and label followers alike.
As well as that, there have been brand new albums from the likes of Franz Nicolay, Esmé Patterson, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, PJ Bond, plus highly-anticipated first vinyl pressings of Million Dead's Harmony No Harmony and Reuben's Very Fast Very Dangerous, which have ensured it's been a bumper year of records for XMR.
Topped off with Against Me!'s first ever live album 23 Live Sex Acts, on triple vinyl / double CD, and a 10-year celebratory, seven-vinyl box set of Frank Turner's First, Second and Third Three Years compilations, with a bonus 10-track vinyl entitled Ten For Ten (all under the name The First Ten Years), 2016 will have to go some to match the quality and quantity of this year's packed schedule.