NORTHCOTE UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2014 // BILLY THE KID SUPPORTS UK DATES

Matt Goud's magnificant band Northcote returns to Europe with their biggest headline tour yet throughout November and December, starting in the UK before moving onto Germany and Switzerland.

This tour follows on from his hugely successful support run in Europe with Chuck Ragan and Billy the Kid back in June, where he won over crowds and amassed a fervent fanbase. In fact, as a support duo, they impressed enough - and built a camaraderie deep enough - that Billy will also be joining Matt on the UK leg of this tour too.

Look up your nearest gig and see some gospel, folk, country, and Americana-tinged songs in full bloom.

NOVEMBER
22 Bristol, UK @ Birdcage (w/Billy the Kid)
23 London, UK @ Brixton Windmill (w/Billy the Kid)
24 Manchester, UK @ Gullivers (w/Billy the Kid)
25 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell (w/Billy the Kid)
26 London, UK @ Our Black Heart (w/Billy the Kid)
27 Bochum, DE @ Matrix
28 Saarbrucken, DE @ Garage 
29 Erlangen, DE @ E-Werk
30 Dresden, DE @ Groove Station

DECEMBER
01 Berlin, DE @ Monarch
02 Munich, DE @ Milla
03 Stuttgart, DE @ Keller Klub
04 Zurich, SUI @ Bar Rossi
05 Bern, SUI @ Bier Hübeli (w/Broilers)
06 Freiberg, DE @ Zäpfle Club (w/Broilers)
07 Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
08 Hamburg, DE @ Kleiner Donner
09 Muenster, DE @ Gleis 22
10 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof (w/John K Samson)
11 Linz, AT @ Posthof (w/Broilers)
12 Gratz, AT @ Orpheum (w/Broilers)
13 Regensberg, DE @ Donau-Arena (w/Broilers)

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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

XTRA MILE HIGH CLUB VOL. 5: SMOKIN' (SIGNED VS UNSIGNED) OUT 11 AUGUST 2014

Xtra Mile Recordings will release Xtra Mile High Club Vol. 5: Smokin’ (Signed vs Unsigned) - the fifth installment of the critically acclaimed label compilation series - on 11 August 2014. 

Split into two halves, this digital only compilation features almost every act on Xtra Mile Recordings’ roster on ‘Side A’ and an unsigned act of their choosing on ‘Side B’.

Showcasing the diversity of Xtra Mile’s musical leanings, Side A features the caustic title track from Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me!; the cannonball barrage of Möngöl Hörde’s ‘Blistering Blue Barnacles’; the unmistakable roots groove of Sonic Boom Six’s ‘A Little Bit of Reggae’, and the unplugged wordplay of Ben Marwood’s ‘They Will Float Your Body Out To Sea’. You’ll get pop highs off of Rob Lynch, gruff bluntness from Beans On Toast, and synth-laden pop from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. You’ll hear from our newer signees like Billy the Kid and one of our oldest friends, Jamie Lenman. The whole spectrum.

Our acts are always discovering new music and ‘Side B’ - in keeping with Xtra Mile’s constant search and support for new and unsigned acts - comprises their recommendations of emerging artists. Included are the sublime Spring Offensive, The Lion & the Wolf, The Karma Party, Toucans, Grace Petrie & the Benefits Culture, Little Rob and The Mob and many, many more.

Joining the unsigned half of the compilation are International Departures who won the final spot with their track ‘Give Me Something’, voted for by our dedicated Xtra Mile Street Team from hundreds of entries sent to us last month. Like bumping into a dear friend unexpectedly, it turns out Henry Carden – formerly of Dartz! alongside William Anderson of current XMR band, Algiers – is the man behind International Departures.

The artwork is a snapshot taken of an active volcano and is in keeping with all previous plane/sky/space themed XMHC volume front covers. This naturally gave rise to the so-obvious-it’s-not-even-funny compilation title: Smokin’.

Look out for an XMR Hub feature which will include our bands’ reasons for choosing their unsigned counterparts and other fun Smokin’ related things.

The Xtra Mile High Club series, proudly shows off the breadth of talent on its eclectic roster. Welcome to the club… 

Full tracklisting is below:

Side A – Xtra Mile                                             

1. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
2. Cheap Girls - Man In Question
3. Northcote - Counting Down The Days
4. Ben Marwood - They Will Float Your Body Out To Sea (Alternate Version)
5. Rob Lynch - My Friends and I
6. Billy the Kid - Yet
7. To Kill A King - Cold Skin
8. Algiers - Little Friction
9. Retrospective Soundtrack Players - Smart Girls For Talking, Morons For Dancing (Live) 
10. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - As Always
11. Mull Historical Society - Why Do They Go So Soon (Home Demo)
12. Beans On Toast - Sold Out Shows
13. Crazy Arm - Black Canyon
14. Jon Snodgrass - "Song For The Groom's Friend, the friend who is the actual guy conducting the ceremony” (Exclusive Version)
15. Chris T-T & The Hoodrats - A Beaten Drum (piano version, live at St Paul's Lifestyle)
16. Franz Nicolay & The Cut Ups - To Us, The Beautiful
17. Drag The River - Marooned
18. Sonic Boom Six - A Little Bit Of Reggae
19. Jamie Lenman - Shower of Scorn
20. Oxygen Thief - con.script.shun
21. Möngöl Hörde - Blistering Blue Barnacles

Side B - Unsigned

1. The Frankl Project - A Day At The Races
2. Failures’ Union - Hard To Sea
3. Kayleigh Goldsworthy - Tennessee
4. Quiet Quiet Band - Hunter's Moon
5. The Lion & the Wolf - Ghosts On Trinity
6. PJ Bond - I'm In A Bad Way
7. Spring Offensive - Speak 
8. Toucans – Welcome To Lovers House
9. CG Whitear - Tokyo Drizzle
10. International Departures - Give Me Something (XMR competition winners)
11. Sorren Maclean - Either Way (feat. Roddy Woomble)
12. Little Rob and The Mob - Oaths
13. Brunel - Score Sheet
14. Gasoline Heart - Love Let Her Go
15. Grace Petrie & The Benefits Culture - The Redundancy Hymn
16. Emilyn Brodsky - Someone Belongs Here
17. Jonathan Coody - I Just Gotta Know
18. The Karma Party - World War
19. CeCe - These Four Walls
20. Strange Planes - Sharpen Your Teeth
21. Samoans - The Moth

BILLY THE KID RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'BACK TO YOU' ON 30 JUNE 2014 // EUROPEAN TOUR WITH CHUCK RAGAN AND NORTHCOTE

Billy the Kid is set to release her first single on Xtra Mile recordings, ‘Back To You’ on 30 June 2014, which is taken from her new album, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Canadian songwriter Billy the Kid will release her fourth album in September 2014 worldwide via Xtra Mile Recordings and it can be pre-ordered here. The album was produced by Frank Turner, who also plays on the record alongside The Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell. 

Listen to the single, 'Back To You', here.

For more on the recording of the album, this exclusive video has interviews with Billy and Frank, and snippets of studio performances. 

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades showcases Billy's tender laments, tied up in beyond-her-years’ experience and the ever-present signature of hope. Recorded in London with bare bones arrangements, it allows Billy's natural storytelling and lithe voice to guide the listener through her world and her life.

Billy is also set to tour UK and Europe in May and June with Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan and labelmate and fellow Canadian, Northcote. Tour dates are:

Chuck Ragan - Overseas Till Midnight 2014
with special guests Northcote & Billy the Kid

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
09 Utrecht, Netherlands @ de Helling
10 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
12 Milan, Italy @ Live Forum
14 Saarwellingen, Germany @ RockCamp Festival
15 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
17 Osnabruck, Germany @ Rosenhof
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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NORTHCOTE EUROPEAN TOUR WITH CHUCK RAGAN AND BILLY THE KID // NEW SINGLE 'COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS' OUT 28 JUNE 2014

Northcote – AKA Canadian songwriter Matt Goud – has announced extensive European touring plans with Chuck Ragan throughout May and June as well as details of his new single.

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 taking in a string of German and UK dates in May/June, with Italian and Austrian stops along the way.

To coincide with the tour, Northcote releases the soaring track ‘Counting Down The Days’ as a digital single on 28th June 2014. The track is taken from last year's Xtra Mile Recordings self-titled album and is another eloquent blast of refined yet raw Americana.

Check it out here:

Chuck Ragan - Overseas Till Midnight 2014
with special guests Northcote & Billy the Kid

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
09 Utrecht, Netherlands @ de Helling
10 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
12 Milan, Italy @ Live Forum
14 Saarwellingen, Germany @ RockCamp Festival
15 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
17 Osnabruck, Germany @ Rosenhof
18 Dresden, Germany @ Scheune *
19 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schachthof *
24 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
25 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
26 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell

* w/Dave Hause

Born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, Northcote’s early exposure to music was a mix of traditional country on AM radio and the hymns he learned at his childhood church. However, it wasn't until he discovered punk and hardcore music that he realized music’s healing and therapeutic power. Over the past 8 years, few young musicians in Canada have put on as many miles as Goud who toured for years as a member of a post-hardcore band and has more recently transitioned into life on the road as a singer/songwriter with accompaniment by an ever-rotating slew of guests and friend musicians.

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BILLY THE KID ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES' OUT SEPTEMBER 2014 // SUMMER EUROPEAN TOUR WITH CHUCK RAGAN

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades  artwork

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades artwork

Canadian songwriter and recent Xtra Mile addition Billy the Kid will release her fourth album Horseshoes & Hand Grenades in September 2014 through Xtra Mile Recordings on a worldwide release. It was produced by Frank Turner, who also plays on the record alongside The Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell. Tracklisting is below and it can be pre-ordered here.

For more on the recording of the album, this exclusive video has interviews with Billy and Frank, and snippets of studio performances – check it out.

Billy is also set to tour UK and Europe in May and June with distinctive voice of the working man, and Hot Water Music frontman, Chuck Ragan. They will be joined by Northcote. All dates are listed below.

SUPPORTING CHUCK RAGAN IN UK AND EUROPE:

MAY
27 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Basement
28 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
29 London, UK @ Garage
31 Erfurt, GER @ Centrum

JUN
01 Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch
03 Aschaffenburg, GER @ Colos-saal
04 Munich, GER @ Theaterfabrik
05 Wien, AST @ Arena
06 Leipzig, GER @ Conne Island
07 Berlin, GER @ SO 36
09 TBC
10 Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
12 Milan, ITA @ Live Forum Club
15 TBC
17 Osnabrück, GER @ Rosenhof
18 Dresden, GER @ Dresden @ Scheune w/Dave Hause & Northcote
19 Wiesbaden, GER @ Schlachthof w/ Dave Hause & Northcote
24 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
25 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
26 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades showcases Billy's tender laments, tied up in beyond-her-years experience and the ever-present signature of hope. Recorded in London with bare bones arrangements, it allows Billy's natural storytelling and lithe voice to guide the listener through her world and her life.

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades tracklisting:

Photo by Dave Stewart

Photo by Dave Stewart

  1. Phone Bills

  2. Riverbank

  3. The Satellites + 1

  4. Science

  5. The Quarry

  6. This Sure As Hell Ain’t My Life

  7. Chelsea Rose

  8. Back To You

  9. Virginia

  10. Lord Let Me

  11. Thoroughfare

  12. Walkin’ Around Hotel Blues

  13. Young + On Fire

Billy the Kid is a regular face on the North American underground touring circuit and a prolific writer with her band Billy & the Lost Boys and as a solo artist. In true DIY spirit, 2010 saw work begin on her début solo full-length album Ours. In addition to pre-orders and specialized bundles, Billy helped pay for the record by travelling across the continent to play fundraisers, anniversaries, birthday parties and private concerts as well as going camping, white water rafting and rock climbing with fans.

After three crowd-sourced albums and a failed business partnership in a recording studio, Billy was set on finishing the Van's Warped Acoustic Basement Tour 2013, and walking away from music altogether. But a chance day-off in Toronto resulted in meeting Frank Turner who was in town headlining Lee’s Palace venue. They got on, Frank invited her on stage for a Neil Young cover and a friendship was born. In the audience was Xtra Mile’s managing director Charlie Caplowe who instantly saw the promise in this home-grown star.

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