Xtra Mile Recordings are pleased to contribute three very special releases and announce some in-shop performances for Record Store Day 2014 on 19 April.

Jamie Lenman will release a double A-side 7” 'It's Hard To Be A Gentleman/All The Things You Hate About Me, I Hate Them Too' which comes with a functioning zoetrope, making it one of the most collectible and delightfully bizarre RSD releases so far. Jamie will also perform a set on the day at Rock Box in Camberley, Surrey.

Beans On Toast is set to release a 10” 'Best Of Toast' limited to 300 hand-numbered and signed copies. Tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Mdmamazing

  2. Price of Rice (featuring Emmy the Great)

  3. Old Grunge (featuring Handshake)

  4. Can't Take Another Earthquake (featuring Dan Smith of Bastille & Kate Tempest)

  5. Beer & Burger

  6. Things

He will also perform four times on the day. He has sets at all three branches of Rise and an evening gig at Clwb Ifor Bach. Times and locations are below:

11am Bristol @ Rise
1pm Cheltenham @ Rise
3pm Worcester @ Rise
7.30pm Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach

The ever-luminescent Chris T-T will be playing a solo in-shop at Brill Records in Exmouth Market, Farringdon. You can see him serenading the masses at 3pm.

This year's Record Store Day is also very special as it marks the end of Xtra Mile's tenth year in operation. In celebration, the Xtra Mile Recordings Single Sessions box set has been packaged together and all good record shops will be able to stock this rare specimen for Record Store Day.

Those who purchase the box set from their favourite record shop will be eligible to enter a special competition to win two tickets to as many Xtra Mile headline shows as you can attend in one year! More information can be found on our Single Sessions and competition page.

The Xtra Mile Singles Sessions comprises 4 coloured 7” singles, with 9 tracks from Chris T-T & the Hoodrats, To Kill A King, Larry and His Flask, Beans On Toast, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun, Crazy Arm, Möngöl Hörde, and Jamie Lenman. It's a sequel to the original Xtra Mile Singles Sessions series which featured the likes of Reuben, Dartz! and Frank Turner's first official solo release.


Loveable maverick Beans on Toast has announced the release of a very unusual limited edition vinyl, especially for 2014’s Record Store Day, April 19. In what is arguably the world’s smallest ever Best Of collection, the 10” vinyl pressing of Best Of Toast will feature one track from each of Beans’ albums to date. Hand numbered, individually signed and limited to 300 copies, these records are highly collectable.

Photo by Hill and Aubrey

Photo by Hill and Aubrey

Ahead of the release, you can stream the track ‘Can’t Take Another Earthquake’ featuring Bastille’s Dan Smith and Kate Tempest, with production by Frank Turner here.

Never knowingly underworked, Beans on Toast will also play at all three Rise Records locations - Bristol, Cheltenham and Worcester - plus an evening headline show at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach, all in the space of Record Store Day itself.

The Rise shows will see Beans in slightly more modest surrounds, coming as they do off the back of a support slot on label-mate and good friend Frank Turner’s recent UK arena tour (including London 02 arena). The RSD vinyl release follows the Radio 1 Punk Show-supported recent single ‘Keep You’ (out now), taken from the album 'Giving Everything'  released in December 2013.

Track Listing:

  1. Mdmamazing – taken from ‘Standing On A Chair’ (2009) produced by Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons
  2. Price of Rice (feat. Emmy The Great) – taken from ‘Standing On A Chair’

  3. Old Grunge feat. Handshake – taken from ‘Writing On A Wall’ (2010) produced by Ian Grimble

  4. Can’t Take Another Earthquake (feat. Dan Smith of Bastille & Kate Tempest) – taken from ‘Trying To Tell The Truth (2011) produced by Frank Turner

  5. Beer & Burger – taken from ‘Fishing For A Thank You’ (2012)

  6. Things – taken from ‘Giving Everything’ (2012) produced by Mike Freear of Slamboree

Live dates below:


Bristol @ Rise Records – 11am (instore show)
Cheltenham @ Rise Records – 1pm (instore show)
Worcester @ Rise Records – 3pm (instore show)
Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach – 7.30pm doors - tickets here  (£8 + booking fee)

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Jamie Lenman returns with a double A-side single ‘It’s Hard To Be A Gentleman / All The Things You Hate About Me, I Hate Them Too” released through Xtra Mile Recordings on Record Store Day, April 19th 2014. Both tracks have been re-worked for the exclusive Record Store Day release, which also comes with a functioning zoetrope.

Photo by Ben Morse

Photo by Ben Morse

Jamie will be embarking on a special 3 date tour with a 7-piece band in April including a full horn section in support of the release. The three shows are the most ambitious Jamie has undertaken to date. As well as these selective dates, Jamie will also making a number of appearances at festival throughout the summer including a headline slot at this year 2000 Trees Festival. 


15 March - Southampton @ Takedown Festival 
21 April - London @ Islington Assembly Halls (7-piece band)
23 April - Manchester @ Gorilla (7-piece band)
25 April - Glasgow @ Oran Mor (7-piece band)
12 July -  Withington near Cheltenham @ 2000 Trees Festival 
30 August -  Bristol @ ArcTanGent Festival