ROB LYNCH SUPPORTS CHUCK RAGAN FOR A TRIO OF UK AND IRISH SHOWS IN MARCH 2015

London based indie-punk troubadour Rob Lynch plays a trio of special shows in March 2015, including his first trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland, as special guest of Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan.

Providing the perfect high-spirited and infectious foil to Ragan’s warm, earthy growl, Rob Lynch’s melodies will no doubt capture the hearts of fresh ears supporting Ragan’s Till Midnight tour.

Following the release of his debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul in September 2014 on Xtra Mile Recordings - which you can buy from our web shop, Amazon, and iTunes - Rob has toured extensively in the UK and Germany, including a January stint successfully co-headlining with the excellent Allison Weiss. He continues to impress and garner followers with each show and has also caught the ears of some renowned and respected acts. Ragan is most definitely one of those.

The three dates, stopping in Dublin, Belfast and Inverness, are in March and can be seen on our gigs calendar and synced to your Google calendar too. .

Recently Rob released a free download of previously unreleased track 'Lord Knows I Have Tried'.

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SKINNY LISTER'S NEW VIDEO FOR 'CATHY' PREMIERES TODAY

Following last week's stream of new single 'Cathy' from Skinny Lister's second album 'Down On Deptford Broadway' - out on 20 April 2015 through Xtra Mile Recordings, preorder CD and download from out digital shop - you can now watch the brand new video for the single on Vevo. Watch it here. Or feast your eyes below.

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

billythekidonline.com

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.

billythekidonline.com / Billy the Kid Facebook / @billypettinger

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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