AGAINST ME! SPRING EUROPEAN TOUR 2015


Against Me! have unveiled plans for a huge European Tour for April and May 2015. Tickets are on sale now.

Following a whirlwind 2014 that has seen their latest album Transgender Dysphoria Blues catapult them into the mainstream on both sides of the pond, this is welcome news for fans from Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and France. 

Renowned for their incendiary, high-energy live performances, these are shows not to be missed.
All tickets and dates can be found on our gigs calendar page.

EUROPE TOUR SPRING 2015

APRIL
05 Schijndel, Netherlands @ Paaspop
07 Kiel, Germany @ Die Pumpe
08 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lille VEGA
09 Goteborg, Sweden @ Pustervik
10 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller / John DEE / Sentrum Scene
11 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Medborgarplatsen
12 Malmo, Sweden @ Kulturbolaget
14 Warsaw, Poland @ KlubProxima
15 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
16 Budapest, Hungary @ A38 Hajó
17 Linz, Austria @ Posthof Linz
18 Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo/Werk21
19 MIlan, Italy @ Live Forum
21 Munich, Germany @ BACKSTAGE München - Werk, Halle, Club,
Werkstatt/Studio, Nachtbiergarten
22 Erlangen, Germany @ Kulturzentrum E-Werk
23 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof Wiesbaden
24 Hannover, Germany @ Kulturzentrum Faust
25 Cologne, Germany @ BürgerhausStollwerck
26 Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club
30 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet Live

MAY
1 Meerhout, Belgium @ GROEZROCK
2 Reims, France @ La Cartonnerie de Reims
3 Paris, France @ La Flèche d'Or
4 Angouleme, France @ LaNefAngoulême
5 Bilbao, Spain @ KafeAntzokia
7 Lisbon, Portugal @ Paradise Garage
8 Madrid, Spain @ Sala Arena
9 Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Bikini Barcelona - Lista de Invitados

‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ - released worldwide back in January 2014 –is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by front woman Laura Jane Grace. Tackling one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self-discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for ‘FUCKMYLIFE666’ and ‘Unconditional Love’.
As we head toward the end of the year, plaudits for “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” just keep on coming.  Don’t just take our word on how great this record is; these people agree:

TIME #7- Top 10 Best Albums of 2014
Rolling Stone #15 -50 Best Albums of 2014 
Kerrang! #3 Record of 2014 - “Some of the most brilliantly honest, vulnerable, joyous, music ever made” 
Rocksound #20 record - “In fine form with trademark spit and venom, as well as staggeringly honest, warts-and-all lyrics”
NPR #1- Best Albums of 2014 
Newsweek - The Top 10 Albums of 2014
American Songwriter #20 - Top 50 Albums of 2014 
Stereogum #14 - The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 
Consequence of Sound #3 for Transgender Dysphoria Blues - Top 50 Songs of 2014 
Big Cheese #20 Record of 2014- “A blistering ‘Fuck You’ to prejudices and judgements” - 
Paste #20 for Transgender Dysphoria Blues – The 50 Best Songs of 2014 
PopMatters #9 for Transgender Dysphoria Blues - 75 Best Songs of 2014 
Treble Zine #1 - Top 10 Punk Albums of the Year 
Cleveland Plain Dealer #2 for Transgender Dysphoria Blues - 25 Best Songs of 2014 

ALBUM REVIEWS: 
“An absolute triumph” - 9/10 Rock Sound
“A punk rock odyssey, from male to female.” – Rolling Stone Magazine
“Triumphant” - **** Q Magazine
"One of the most incisive and life-affirming rock albums of the '10s." – SPIN
“An unstoppable record” - The Quietus
“Bursting with articulately expressed vignettes of opposition framed in exquisitely muscular nuggets of three minute wonder” - KKKK Kerrang!
“Thrilling” **** The Guardian
“Nothing short of exceptional” - 4/5 This is Fake DIY 
“Powerful and remarkably honest.” – Entertainment Weekly

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BILLY THE KID NEW SINGLE OUT 15 DECEMBER 2014 // NEW VIDEO 'THE RIVERBANK' // 'HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES' LIMITED VINYL PREORDER // WITH AGAINST ME! & NORTHCOTE NOVEMBER TOURS

Billy the Kid's new AA single 'The Riverbank'/'This Sure As Hell Ain't My Life' [featuring Frank Turner] has a brand new video (directed by Ben Morse), which you can watch right now below. Taken from album Horseshoes & Hand Grenades - out now on iTunes, via Amazon and Xtra Mile Recordings web shop - the AA single will be released on 15 December 2014.

In further Billy news, thanks to fan demand and overwhelmingly positive response to the Frank Turner-produced album, you can now preorder the limited pressing (300), white vinyl version of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. The vinyl also comes with individually signed art prints and will be available from 10 November 2014.

Following a dream support slot with Billy Bragg on his recent fall/autumn US tour, Billy the Kid is also spending the whole of November with us in the UK, touring with Against Me! and Northcote. Make sure to catch her on some (or all!) of these dates. 

NOVEMBER

Supporting Against Me!

13 Bristol @ Bierkeller
14 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
15 Glasgow @ King Tuts
16 Leeds @ Beckett Students Union
17 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms
18 Manchester @ Academy 2
19 London @ Electric Ballroom

Supporting Northcote

21 Birmingham @ Alfie Birds
22 Bristol @ Birdcage
23 London @ Brixton Windmill
24 Manchester @ Gullivers
25 Leeds @ Brudenell
26 London @ Our Black Heart

'TRUE TRANS WITH LAURA JANE GRACE' SERIES DEBUTS ON AOL ORIGINALS ON NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY 11 OCTOBER 2014 // MORE EPISODES 4 AND 25 NOVEMBER

In celebration of National Coming Out Day (11 October), the first four episodes of the highly anticipated series True Trans with Laura Jane Grace can now be viewed via AOL On Originals. Additional episodes of True Trans will be released on 4 and 25 November 2014.

The 10 episode series follows transgender lead singer of the punk band Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace, who came out at the height of her music career in 2012. Her latest album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues deals with this in brutal and honest detail, and is recognised as one of the best albums of this year.

True Trans shares the remarkably real journey of Laura, the most well-known transgender person in music, and other transgender individuals across the country. This unscripted docu-series explores poignant moments from Laura’s life and the overall transition experience.   Each short-form episode will dive deeper into the lives and emotions of this community, revealing the strength in finding who they really are. 

In the first 4 episodes, viewers and fans will get an up close and personal look at people whose stories are only just beginning to be told - from recounting memories of childhood and recognizing moments of gender dysphoria, to finding acceptance and support in the transgender community.

on.aol.com/truetrans / #TrueTrans@LauraJaneGrace@AOLoriginals

 

ALL THE TOURS // AUTUMN AND WINTER XTRA MILE GIGS IN THE US, UK & EUROPE!

For all of your Xtra Mile Recordings artists' autumn and winter 2014 tour news - for Europe, UK and the US - have a look here! Includes Against Me!, Ben Marwood, Billy the Kid, Cheap Girls, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Crazy Arm, Drag the River, Esme Patterson, Franz Nicolay, Larry and His Flask, Mineral, Northcote, and To Kill A King.

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GET YOUR SONG ON THE NEXT 'XTRA MILE HIGH CLUB' COMPILATION!

Xtra Mile Recordings is set to release the fifth Xtra Mile High Club compilation this summer, and are looking for your unsigned band to provide the final track to the collection.

Xtra Mile High Club Vol 5: Smokin' includes songs from almost every artist on the Xtra Mile roster and one unsigned track chosen by each band, adding up to 40+ songs for your listening pleasure. Further details about this digital release will be announced soon, but if you're an unsigned band and interested in being on this wonderful comp - which includes Frank Turner, Against Me!, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Chris T-T, To Kill A King, Beans On Toast, Rob Lynch and many more - do read on.

Yes! Xtra Mile is giving you the chance to get your best song on Xtra Mile High Club Vol 5: Smokin' by sending it to our team of experts who will choose their favourite entry for inclusion on the compilation.

How do you do that? Simply make sure you have a Soundcloud account, upload the track you think will win us over, and send the Soundcloud link to: competitions[at]xtramilerecordings[dot]com

You must get the track into us by Friday 23 May to be considered for inclusion and we will not accept emails with mp3s attached (these will be deleted as they clog up the inbox, sorry). It must be a Soundcloud link, please. All the best and we look forward to listening!