Xtra Mile Recordings has signed the exciting punk two-piece Deux Furieuses and will release their second album later this year.
Xtra Mile first heard the band in 2017 through Radio X’s John Kennedy whose enthusiasm for the band caught the attention of Frank Turner. He liked them so much he hand-picked them to play his inaugural Lost Evenings festival at Camden’s Roundhouse. Xtra Mile immediately fell for their uncompromising politically-charged rock and have been supporting the band ever since.
Scottish vocalist and guitarist Ros Cairney and London Greek drummer Vas Antoniadou formed Deux Furieuses in London 2013 on a mission to flag with words and music the growing storm clouds and sickening inequities they felt in the world around them. Raised on a fiery blend of Irish and Greek music, 80s post punk and 90s alt rock, the pair bonded over their love for early PJ Harvey and Kate Bush and found in each other a rebel soulmate to reckon with.
Debut DIY album Tracks of Wire was released in 2016 to acclaim from the likes of Louder Than War, Q Magazine and Radio X DJ John Kennedy. All about the passionate live performances that leave audiences energised and the room buzzing, Deux Furieuses have a growing fervent fan base.
Speaking about signing to Xtra Mile, Ros and Vas say: "We are thrilled to sign to Xtra Mile Recordings! Very much looking forward to working with this passionate team of music lovers who still have a maverick spirit."
Managing Director of Xtra Mile, Charlie Caplowe adds: “Massively chuffed to have signed Ros and Vas to Xtra Mile. We first spotted them on the John Kennedy (Radio X) and Frank Turner co-curated stage at Lost Evenings festival. They’ve made a huge and poignant new album and we are champing at the bit to get it out into the world.”
The band have written and recorded tracks for their second album, which is produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey) and mixed by Mark Freegard (The Breeders) and will be released later this year. More information to follow.
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