Xtra Mile Recordings have released the next in their long-running annual compilation series Xtra Mile High Club Vol. 9 as a digital only album available now for only £3.49. Buy it from Xtra Mile or if you prefer iTunes. You can also listen on Spotify or Deezer.

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Vol. 9 features live performances recorded at Frank Turner's Lost Evenings festival from Camden's Roundhouse in May 2017. The festival won the Association of Independent Music (AIM) Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival 2017 in September, with fans voting for the winner.

Main stage performances by Skinny Lister and Will Varley were captured from the Xtra Mile evening on 15 May 2017, as well as tracks taken from each of Frank Turner's four headlining slots. Other performing Xtra Mile artists including Ben Marwood, Ducking Punches, Beans on Toast, Christ T-T, Non Canon, Sam Duckworth (aka Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly) and Rob Lynch recorded separate acoustic sessions in the Xtra Mile Outside Broadcasts truck, XMROB1, over the four days.

Selections from this hotbed of live recording make up the tracklisting of XMHC Vol. 9. Celebrating this incredible moment in time, the tracks included are:

  1. Frank Turner – 'Vital Signs' (Live at Lost Evenings night 2)

  2. Sam Duckworth – 'In Good Time' (XMROB1 session)

  3. Chris T-T – 'Love Me, I'm A Liberal' (XMROB1 session)

  4. Frank Turner – 'Redemption' (Live at Lost Evenings night 1)

  5. Beans on Toast – 'Afternoon in the Sunshine' (XMROB1 session)

  6. Will Varley – 'As For My Soul' (Live from the main stage)

  7. Frank Turner – 'Jet Lag' (Live solo acoustic at Lost Evenings night 3)

  8. Skinny Lister – 'Devil In Me' (Live from the main stage)

  9. Non Canon – 'Home Alone 3' (XMROB1 session)

  10. Rob Lynch – 'Tectonic Plates' (XMROB1 session)

  11. Ducking Punches – 'Sobriety' (XMROB1 session)

  12. Ben Marwood – 'Nights' (XMROB1 session)

  13. Frank Turner – 'Journey of the Magi' (Live at Lost Evenings night 4)

Lost Evenings took place on 12–15 May at the Roundhouse in Camden with Frank Turner headlining an evening bill curated by Frank and OneFest, as well as satellite performances in other venues called Last Minutes. The last day of the festival was Radio 1's Huw Stephens' Label of Love for Xtra Mile and featured only Xtra Mile artists including Skinny Lister, Will Varley, Ben Marwood, Ducking Punches and Non Canon. The award-winning festival returns in May 2018. Limited four-day passes for the 2018 edition sold out in 15 minutes.


Xtra Mile Recordings are excited to announce that they will present a fantastic three-band bill on Wednesday 20 September 2017 at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. 


Taking place at the infamous Kaiserkeller venue, Xtra Mile Recordings will showcase some of the best talent on the roster with folk-punk sextet Skinny Lister headlining the evening with touring pals Beans on Toast and Will Varley bringing the bill to boiling point. Each artist’s live credentials are impeccable. There will also be a limited t-shirt and poster for the night, on sale at the venue. Take a look at the lineup and buy tickets here.

Xtra Mile has been increasing its profile in Germany, currently its third biggest market, with more airplay, building record sales and most of its roster now touring the country regularly. In the past year, and next couple of months, Frank Turner, Against Me!, Counterfeit. (nominated for Best Live Act at the Association of Independent Music Awards 2017), Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Skinny Lister, Beans on Toast, Will Varley, Ducking Punches, Rob Lynch and Seán McGowan have toured or will play Germany. Curating a stage at Reeperbahn represents another step towards a closer connection with the German music market.

Skinny Lister have been on a constant tear since the year began, from a European tour with the Dropkick Murphys to a US stint in March with Flogging Molly, before a widespread UK tour. They’ve played Glastonbury among other festivals in Europe, and will return to Hamburg with Beans on Toast on Halloween (31 October) during a headline European tour. They end the year with a massive UK co-headline tour with Beans on Toast, ending at Camden’s Koko in London on 10 December.

Beans on Toast hasn’t stopped all year either. He kicked off 2017 with a New Year’s Day show, joined the Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise, toured Germany (including a sold out show in Hamburg). In May he played UK pubs the entire month and has played over 22 festivals this summer including Glastonbury. He will also release his ninth studio album in nine years on his birthday, 1 December. 

Will Varley spent mid-January supporting Frank Turner on a big North America and Canada tour. He played a few German dates on a European tour with Valerie June in the spring before returning to the US to support Lincoln Durham throughout May. He heads back into the studio after the Xtra Mile Reeperbahn showcase to record his third album in three years before playing his headline UK tour in January and February 2018 taking in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

And of course, all three played the Frank Turner’s AIM (Association of Independent Music) Award-nominated Lost Evenings festival, across four nights at Camden’s legendary Roundhouse back in May.

Reeperbahn Festival, established in 2006, is a four-day music festival and business to business industry conference for music and digital spread across venues in the Reeperbahn area of Hamburg, Germany.



Chris T-T has announced a second London farwell show after his final show at the Lexington sold out in just a few hours. Chris T-T will play one more London show, at the Courtyard Studio Theatre on 2 December 2017, the day before his very last gig. Tickets are available here. Come and see this wonderful songwriter perform his songs for the last time.

It's been 20 years since Chris T-T first made music and played shows by himself and under his own name. He marked this occasion by releasing his 39 track 'Best Of' collection, a double CD compilation with one disc collecting his most-loved tracks from his career, and a second disc full of unreleased rarities, alternate takes, B-sides and outtakes. Buy it here.

Chris has also spoken about the past 20 years with us. If you prefer reading, check out this interview where we asked Chris some medium-hard questions. If you have Spotify and want to listen to Chris interview himself, with some music thrown in, download or stream here.

Chris has a handful of shows left before the end of the year and he calls time on being Chris T-T in this form. These shows are:

22 July – Steventon @ Truck Festival (band) TICKETS HERE
27 July – Cambridge @ Cambridge Folk Festival (Chris is playing songs exclusively from Disobedience - Chris T-T Sings A.A. Milne) TICKETS HERE
15 Sept – Glasgow @ The Glad Cafe (solo, w/ Chissy Barnacle + Lovers Turn To Monsters) TICKETS HERE
TBA The Isle of Man @ TBA (solo)
30 Nov – Winchester @ The Railway Inn (band, support to be announced) TICKETS HERE
02 Dec – London @ The Courtyard Studio Theatre (solo-ish, w/ Roxanne de Bastion) TICKETS HERE and HERE
03 Dec – London @ The Lexington (band & friends, final show, no support) (SOLD OUT)