CHRIS T-T ANNOUNCES MORE EUROPEAN SHOWS AND NEW SINGLE 'A BEATEN DRUM' OUT 16 JUNE 2014

Chris T-T extends his tour of Europe this spring with a run of dates with the fantastic Mark McCabe. They will follow on from the tour already announced supporting the wonderful Emily Barker. Expect live solo performances of material from latest opus The Bear as well as a selection from across his vast repertoire. All dates are below.

To coincide with the tours, Chris will release the stunning digital single ‘A Beaten Drum’ on 16 June 2014 featuring a mesmeric piano version and the full album version of the song alongside an improvisational piano version of ‘Tunguska’ as b-sides.

Check out the video here and tour dates are below: 

WITH EMILY BARKER

MAY
03 Germany @ Köln, Stadtgarten Studio
14 Germany @ Stuttgart, Keller Klub
15 Germany @ Frankfurt, Nachtleben
16 Germany @ München, Milla
18 Germany @ Berlin, Grüner Salon *
19 Germany @ Hamburg, Fabrik *
21 The Netherlands @ Deventer, Burgerweeshuis Café

* w/ John Allen

WITH MARK MCCABE (SOLO)

MAY
28 Belgium @ Zele, Juvenes
30 The Netherlands @ Den Bosch, Knoflook

JUNE
01 Germany @ Münster, Spec Ops
02 Germany @ Hamburg, Maria's Ballroom
04 Germany @ Berlin, Schokoladen
06 Germany @ Leipzig, Warmehalle Sud
08 Austria @ Innsbruck, Die Bakerei
09 Austria @ Graz, Sub
10 Austria @ Vienna, Spice

UK FESTIVAL SHOWS (FULL BAND)

JUNE
18 London @ Buffalo Bar (Orgreave 30th Anniversary)

JULY
04 Blissfields, near Winchester
12 Meon Fest, near East Meon near Petersfield
18 Truck, Oxfordshire 

AUGUST
15 Devon, Beautiful Days
22 Northamptonshire, Greenbelt Festival

‘The Bear’ is Chris’s 3rd album for label Xtra Mile Recordings. Recorded with his band The Hoodrats, together they have departed from the paired down introspection of 2010’s 'Love Is Not Rescue' and instead created a full-on psych rock record with hints of Sebadoh, early Hold Steady, early Yo La Tengo, or Blur at their heavier moments and with a nod to grimy garage-y 60s like The Faces and Animals. Channelling these influences, Chris and his band taped the album close to live, completing songs in 3 or 4 takes just as those bands would have done back then. The result is a fascinating and excitingly fresh sounding record and some of his best work to date.

A great, powerful indie rock record of an ilk that isn’t often heard these days.”

THE RUCKUS

Superb. Wonderfully open and rough hewn. A real immediacy, even on the album’s quieter moments, that perfectly serves up razor-edged lyrics. File under essential listening.”

BEAT SURRENDER

christt.com / @christt / xtramilerecordings.com

NORTHCOTE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR WITH CHUCK RAGAN // FIRST CLIP OF 'THE LOWVILLE SESSIONS'

Northcote – AKA Canadian songwriter Matt Goud – has announced extensive European touring plans with Chuck Ragan.

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Following the huge run of gigs Matt did with Dave Hause across the UK and Europe late last year, Matt joins the shrapnel-throated Hot Water Music vocalist Chuck Ragan for his 'Overseas Till Midnight' tour. They'll take in a string of German and UK dates in May/June, with brief Italian and Austrian stops along the way. Northcote will dip into last year's self-titled album, released by Xtra Mile Recordings, for eloquent blasts of refined yet raw Americana. All dates are below.

To whet the appetite, Northcote has also unveiled the first instalment of 'The Lowville Sessions' live set with this performance of 'Drive Me Home'. Further episodes of this beautifully filmed session will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Chuck Ragan - Overseas Till Midnight 2014 with Special Guest Northcote

MAY
27 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Basement
28 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
29 London, UK @ The Garage
30 Hunxe, Germany @ Ruhrpott Rodeo Festival
31 Erfurt, Germany @ Centrum

JUNE
01  Nurnberg, Germany @ Hirsch
03 Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos-saal
04 Munich, Germany @ Theaterfabrik
05 Wien, Austria @ Arena
06 Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
07 Berlin, Germany @ SO36
10 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
12 Milan, Italy @ Live Forum
14 Saarwellingen, Germany @ RockCamp Festival
18 Dresden, Germany @ Scheune *
19 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schachthof *
24 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
25 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
26 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
* w/Dave Hause

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AGAINST ME! EUROPEAN TOUR AND FESTIVALS ANNOUNCED!

Following the release of their heralded new album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Against Me! bring their blistering punk rock anthems to Europe this summer on a string of tour dates and festival appearances as well as a couple of shows with Bad Religion in Spain.

Photo by Ryan Russell

Photo by Ryan Russell

The list of shows is as follows:

MAY

31 Huenexe, Germany @ Ruhrpott Rodeo

JUNE

01  Aarschott, Belgium @ JH Klinker
03 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
04 Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
05 Berlin, Germany @ Lido
06  Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
08-09 Germany @ Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park 
10 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
11 Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm
12 Bern, Switzerland @ Reitschule
13 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
14 Ysselsteyn, Holland @ Jera On Air Festival
17 Madrid, Spain @ Sala Riviera (with Bad Religion)
18 Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Razzmatazz (with Bad Religion)
19 Vitoria, Spain @ Sala Jimmy Jazz

Further shows will be announced so keep your eyes open. Ticket links (where available) can be reached by clicking on the venue names above.

Listen to and purchase the album via  iTunes  or get a physical copy from  Xtra Mile

Listen to and purchase the album via iTunes or get a physical copy from Xtra Mile

‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ is the intense follow-up to the band’s previous full-length album, ‘White Crosses’ (reissued with bonus disc 'Black Crosses' on Xtra Mile Recordings in 2011) and stands as another major benchmark for the band's career, spanning 10+ years. Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan and Sara), 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by front woman Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines 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 long time guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for ‘FUCKMYLIFE666’ and ‘Unconditional Love’.

‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues' is available worldwide at iTunes and all good record store outlets.

www.againstme.net  /  facebook.com/againstme  / @LauraJaneGrace