COUNTERFEIT SIGN TO XTRA MILE RECORDINGS // NEW TRACK 'ADDICTION' PREMIERED – LISTEN NOW // SPRING 2017 TOUR

Xtra Mile Recordings, are proud to announce the signing of London five-piece, Counterfeit. In celebration, the band have premiered new track 'Addiction', getting its first play on Dan P. Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show.

'Addiction' is a hard-hitting track driven by Jamie Campbell Bower’s raw and honest vocals. It was produced by Thomas Mitchener (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Dead!) and recorded at Broadfields Studio. 'Addiction' has featured in the band’s live shows, and is a firm fan favourite. You can listen to it below.

Counterfeit will also tour in spring 2017. Tickets are on sale from Wednesday 30 November 2016 here. They kick off their tour in Hamburg on 24 March, and work their way through various cities including Berlin, Rome and Amsterdam, before reaching the UK. The band will then head to Leeds on 18 April and wrap things up in Brighton on 29 April, stopping off along the way to play London’s renowned Underworld, on 26 April.

Speaking of the signing and their 2017 plans, Jamie said: "It is my belief that we can all become addicted to something. Whether it be a substance, feeling, person, place...the list is endless, but ultimately that obsession with, whatever your chosen poison, breaks you down and can leave you empty. 'Addiction' is in some ways about overpowering that need for any form of crutch and accepting things on the world's terms rather than trying to control it on your own. Produced by Thomas Mitchener at Broadfields studio, this song marks a new beginning for Counterfeit and is the first of much more to come.

"We are also pleased to announce that Counterfeit have signed to Xtra Mile. We believe that this will be a good home for us and are in good company. Onwards and upwards and into 2017."

Founder of Xtra Mile Recordings, Charlie Caplowe, said of the signing: “We’re massively excited to have signed Counterfeit. They’ve made an amazing album and their live show is immense. 2017 looks set to be a huge year for the band.”

2016 has been a busy year for Counterfeit. Earlier this year saw the five piece play their first UK headline tour, which included a sell out show at London’s Electric Ballroom. They then toured mainland Europe, and played festivals including Rockcamp in Germany and 2000trees in Cheltenham in the summer. 

facebook.com/therealcounterfeit / Twitter @counterfeitrock 

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FAILURE DEBUT VIDEO FOR 'COUNTERFEIT SKY' ON PITCHFORK // US TOUR ON 9 OCTOBER 2015 // EUROPEAN TOUR WITH REFUSED 1–5 DECEMBER 2015

Failure have premiered the video for 'Counterfeit Sky' from their new album The Heart Is A Monster, which you can buy from the Xtra Mile digital shop now. The clip was an exclusive for Pitchfork yesterday. You can watch it below.

Ken Andrews explains the origin of the eye-catching, sci-fi clip: “The video was created by visual effects specialist Kevin Margo with footage from his award-winning short film, ‘Grounded.’” Margo’s film featured an original score by Andrews.

Failure’s upcoming tour, which will include guitar player Troy Van Leeuwen, a first since the band reunited, launches tomorrow in Jacksonville, Fla. “After 18 years it’s a real joy to rejoin one of my favorite bands,” said Van Leeuwen. “When I originally joined Failure in 1996, I had no idea of the musical journey that was ahead of me. The chemistry we have in a live setting is a special experience and I can’t wait to share it with fans old and new."

Van Leeuwen was a touring member during shows for their third album Fantastic Planet before joining Queens of the Stone Age. He makes a guest appearance on The Heart Is A Monster.

Failure join Refused for a brief, early-December European outing. All upcoming tour dates below and on our full label gigs calendar.

Tour dates:

October

09   Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live *
10   Ft. Lauderdale, FL  @ Revolution *
11 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *
13   Norfolk, VA @ Norva **
14   New York, NY @ FLOODfest (CMJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
15   Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre **
17   St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird ***
19   Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad ***
20   Tucson, AZ @ The Rock ***
21   Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ***
22   Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club ***
24   Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst ***
25   Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent ****
28 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues ****
29 San Diego, CA @ The Music Box ****

December

01   Paris, France @ Trianon #
03   Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix #
04   Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachtof #
05   Hamburg, Germany @ Docks #

January

23 Brisbane, QLD @ Soundwave
24   Sydney, NSW, Australia @ Soundwave
26   Melbourne, VIC, Australia @ Soundwave

* - w/Hum and Torche
** - w/Torche
*** - w/Local H
**** - w/Trail of the Dead and Local H
# - w/Refused

With this new round of tour dates, the band is offering a Technical VIP package (in addition to their regular VIP fan experience) designed for the professional musician, engineer or technician interested in knowing the tech behind the show. As part of the VIP upgrade, Ken Andrews gives a limited number of fans a personal tour of the Failure live set up, the specific equipment used onstage, a live demonstration of the guitar / bass rigs, monitoring system, as well as a tour of the front of house equipment, and a Q&A session with Ken. VIP packages are available via www.failureband.com.

Rolling Stone said The Heart Is A Monster “brilliantly picks up where Fantastic Planet left off”, Alternative Press said “by reviving its past, Failure has taken a most decisive step into the present", and Entertainment Weekly described the album as “a jaw-dropping slab of throbbing, fuzzy, visceral space rock”.

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PJ BOND UK & EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2015 // SPECIAL COLOURED VINYL OF NEW ALBUM 'WHERE WERE YOU?' OUT 8 JUNE

Following the release of his incredible album Where Were You?, PJ Bond is coming to Europe and the UK for a huge string of dates throughout the summer in June and July 2015. Tour dates are all belowwith more to be confirmed. Check our gig calendar for all dates by our artists, including PJ Bond.

Where Were You? is also now available on vinyl, in four different colours — maroon, yellow, navy and mint green. The yellow and mint green versions are exclusive to the Xtra Mile Recordings digital shop. Our mint green vinyl features hand-painted artwork by PJ, digitally printed for the sleeve. You can buy both XMR exclusive colours from 8 June 2015.

All other vinyl colours are available at various participating retailers. You can buy his new album Where Were You? on CD or download from Amazon, and Google Play

PJ Bond has been compared to Elliott Smith, Micah P Hinson, and Wilco, while his new album reveals all the bombast and ambition of someone who has listened to a fair amount of Dylan or Springsteen, and dreamed.

June 2015 European tour dates:

02 Vienna, Austria @ Das Bach
03 Graz, Austria @ Sub

04 Salzburg, Germany @ Shakespeare
05 Rohrschach, Switzerland @ Treppenhaus
07 Zurich, Switzerland @ El Dorado Bar
10 Bern, Switzerland @ Café Marta
12 Turbigo, Italy @ TBA
14 Lyon, France @ Kraspek Myzik
16 Leuven, Belgium @ Vleugel F
20 Holzerath, Germany @ Mini Festival
21 Regensburg, Germany @ TBA
22 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
23 Leipzig, Germany @ Kulturcafe Manfred
24 Würzburg, Germany @ Kurt und Komisch
25 Hannover, Germany @ Garden Show
26 Bielefeld, Germany @ Plan B

July 2015 UK tour:

03 Brighton @ The Fitz
04 Southampton @ House Show
05 Basingstoke @ The Sanctuary
06 Nottingham @ JT Soar
07 Leeds @ BrewDog Leeds
09 Cardiff @ Gwdihw
10 2000trees @ Busking Stage
12 Edinburgh @ Banshee Labyrinth
13 Newcastle @ Nerd Hutch
14 Manchester @ TBA
15 Hull @ 80 Days Bier Haus
16 Lincoln @ The Guilded Quill
17 Birmingham @ TBA
18 London @ The Stillery

www.facebook.com/PJBond / Twitter @pjbondmusic / pjbondmusic.tumblr.com

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.

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

 www.againstme.net

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)

www.northcotemusic.com / facebook.com/northcotemusic / @northcotemusic