We like to spoil you. Want a box set of vinyl and a CD for £20? Well...

Starting this weekend, we are giving you the chance to pick up our beautiful, multi-coloured 'Xtra Mile Single Sessions Tenth Anniversary Vinyl Box Set' for as little as a fiver (and one penny) when bought with selected CD albums. The albums are:

Jamie Lenman and box set bundle.jpg

Beans On Toast - Giving Everything 
Chris T-T - The Bear
Crazy Arm - The Southern Wild
Jamie Lenman - Muscle Memory
Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun - Death
Larry and His Flask - By the Lamplight
Möngöl Hörde - Möngöl Hörde
To Kill A King - Cannibals With Cutlery [Deluxe Edition]

Each bundle is £20 and is a certified bargain. This offer won't be on forever, so take advantage and stock up on some of our precious back catalogue while getting a gorgeous collectible (with some excellent music on it) for a great price too.

The box set has a track from each of the selected albums (this is how we chose them!), except for Beans On Toast's contribution. Möngöl Hörde's box set track is the demo version of 'How the Communists Ruined Christmas', different from the album version.

The 7" vinyl box set includes:
'Xtra Mile Single Sessions 5' 
Side X - Chris T-T And the Hoodrats - 'The Bear'
Side T - To Kill A King - 'Rays'

'Xtra Mile Single Sessions 6'
Side R - Larry And His Flask - 'The Battle For Clear Sight'
Side A - Beans On Toast - 'Deadline'

'Xtra Mile Single Sessions 7'
Side M - Jim Lockey And The Solemn Sun - 'Wilderness of a Wild Youth'
Side I -  Crazy Arm - 'Remembrance'

'Xtra Mile Single Sessions 8'
Side L - Mongol Horde - 'How The Communists Ruined Christmas'
Side E - Jamie Lenman - 'Fizzy Blood'
               Jamie Lenman - 'Pretty Please'


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


Devon roots-punks, Crazy Arm, head out on tour with Oregon punk-grass quintet, Larry & His Flask, this month, taking in UK and mainland Europe dates with a couple of headliners for good measure.

The tour starts at Groezrock festival in Belgium - one of the major punk festivals of the year - comes back to the UK for a week and then heads across to the mainland again for a final fling with the Flask.

The band will be doing combo shows, combining the acoustic-roots songs from their latest album, The Southern Wild, with their trademark Bad-Religion-meets-Baroness-meets-Wovenhand-meets-Jethro-Tull rock onslaught.

All Crazy Arm dates are below.


03 Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock Festival
04 Bamberg, Germany @ Freiraum
07 London, UK @ The Borderline
08 Southampton, UK @ Unit
09 Newport, UK @ Le Pub
10 Harlow, UK @ The Square
11 Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 2
12 Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
13 Brighton, UK @ Prince Albert
18 Leuven, Belgium @ Sojo (without LAHF)
20 Berlin, Germany @ Auster Club
21  Kiel, Germany @ Schaubude
22 Osnabrück, Germany @ Freiraum Petersburg (without LAHF)
23 Deventer, Netherlands @ Burgerweeshuis
30 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange (w/Joe Tilston + Jake & The Jellyfish)
31  London @ Camden Rocks, Black Heart (w/Apologies I Have None + more

You can also look at the pretty poster below.

Crazy Arm are currently working on songs for their fourth album, tentatively titled Brave Starts Here. / Bandcamp


Taking a break from the constant touring of their homeland for a month, the inimitable Larry and His Flask will be storming across the UK and mainland Europe, flooding the land with nothing but furious shanties and non-stop dancing.

 A much-needed burst of joy for our continent, these five Oregon natives look to spread their frenetic homespun bluegrass and anarchic rock even further than ever. Five albums on, including last year's stupendous By the Lamplight released by Xtra Mile Recordings, every song is imbued with infectious energy, seething through every raucous note. You don't even have to know the words; you'll just know you'll want to join in.

Label mates Crazy Arm join them for a number of the May dates. The politically-driven, fiddle-toting folk punk group have just finished their European tour in support of third album, 'The Southern Wild' released last year on Xtra Mile. They're all set to complement the rousing celebratory atmosphere with strident melodies, strong words, and robust hearts.

01 Hamburg (DE) @ Pirate Satellite Festival 20
02 Meerhout (BE) @ Groezrock
03 Stuttgart (DE) @ Pirate Satellite Festival
04 Bamberg (DE) @ Freiraum *
07 London (UK) @ Borderline *
08 Southampton (UK) @ UNIT Club *
09 Newport (UK) @ Le Pub *
10 Harlow (UK) @ The Square *
11 Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny 2 *
12 Manchester (UK) @ The Star & Garter *
13 Brighton (UK) @ Prince Albert *
16 Freiburg (DE) @ The Great Raeng Teng Teng
17 Timelkam (AT) @ GEI Musikclub
18 Vienna (AT) @ Teenage Riot Festival
20 Berlin (DE) @ Auster Club *
21 Kiel (DE) @ Schaubude *
22 Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
23 Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis *
24 Leeuwarden (NL) @ Fries Straatfestival

* - support from Crazy Arm

For those unlucky enough not to have experienced them before, Larry and His Flask make music that lies somewhere between a barn raising and a mosh pit. The New York Times calls them "uncommonly joyous" and "deviously astute", while their live show is a "breathless, polymorphous good time." Originally conceived as a four piece punk band, the group has swelled into a fully realized line-up with strong Americana influences complete with stand-up bass, mandolin and banjo. Their live act is not to be missed - unlike any other band playing music today, Larry and His Flask truly incorporate their audiences into each show, connecting to create an experience that converts everyone into fans and permeates the border between performer and spectator. Performances see members careening wildly across the stage with instruments, narrowly avoiding harrowing collisions amongst themselves and frequently trading said instruments mid-song while still maintaining pitch-perfect 4-part harmonies.

There is so much verve and spirit on display, not to mention clever songwriting, which sees them weave moving, intriguing and entertaining stories through their heartfelt music. And if they are half as exciting live as they are on record, Larry And His Flask are a special entity indeed.” – 4 out of 5 review in Alternative Press

As expected and hoped for, we’re treated to more lashings of old time country tropes reconfigured through the equalizing lends of punk rock. It’s truly riveting stuff…” - 9 out of 10 review in Rock Sound (UK)