‘Amazing Grace’ is the new single from Cheap Girls - taken from their latest album Famous Graves - and is released on 17 November on Xtra Mile Recordings. A double a-side, it’s backed by their brilliant cover of The Lemonheads track ‘Style’ and features additional vocals from Craig Finn of The Hold Steady. 

After a summer of packed touring in North America, supporting Against Me! and The Hold Steady, the band come to the UK in November to play their first dates since early 2013. It’s the earliest chance fans will have to see the band perform songs from their recently released album Famous Graves

UK LIVE DATES (w/Joyce Manor)

11  Leeds @ The Key Club
12 Glasgow @ 13th Note
13 Manchester @ Star & Garter
14 London @ The Dome (Tufnell Park)
15 Southampton @ Joiners
16 Kingston @ Fighting Cocks
17 Bristol @ The Exchange


Following the release of their fourth album Famous Graves. Michigan trio come to the UK and Europe in November to tour with Joyce Manor. Tickets go on sale Friday, 25 July 2014.

They last played the UK in early 2013 with The Bouncing Souls and have since toured across North America with Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Andrew Jackson Jihad and The Hold Steady. They head across the pond for these shows:


03 Paris, FRA @ Espace B 
04 Hamburg, GER @ Hafenklang
05 Dresden, GER @ Chemiefabrik
06 Berlin, GER @ Cassiopeia
07 Trier, GER @ Exhaus
08 Düsseldorf, GER @ The Tube
09 Castricum, NE @ De Bakkerij
10 Antwerp, BE @ JC Kavka
11 Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
12 Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note
13 Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
14 London, UK @ The Dome (Tuffnell Park)
15 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
16 Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks
17 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange

Photo by Kelly Gairrocco

Photo by Kelly Gairrocco

Famous Graves, their first album for Xtra Mile Recordings, has been described as “a collection of good. honest punk jams for us all to enjoy” by Rock Sound, and Kerrang! said “(it) will entertain you, your mum and your 70-year old grandma all at the same time….they rock in all the right places”.

Check out three songs from the album that the band recorded for a radio session in the States including the recent single ‘Knock Me Over’ which gained plays and support at XFM and Amazing Radio:

Knock Me Over
Man in Question
Amazing Grace

The album title came from the band’s habit of visiting cemeteries in the towns they visit to see if anybody of note has been buried there. They’ve seen everyone’s grave, from Bon Scott in Perth to Ian Curtis near Manchester. The second meaning for the title is, as bassist/vocalist Ian Graham explains, a bit deeper. “The phrase started taking on the idea of common error, It refers to obvious ways to make mistakes - ways to get caught doing the same thing over and over.”
We hope this trip makes good use of the first meaning!

“You could see them sharing a stage with the likes of The Replacements, REM and Dinosaur Jr. and more than holding their own.” - Big Cheese


In advance of the release of Cheap Girls' ear-pounding new album Famous Graves, Xtra Mile Recordings have launched a number of pre-order bundles for those keen and on-the-pulse.

Photo by Lance Nelson

Photo by Lance Nelson

Once described by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, who produced their third album Giant Orange, as "an authentic Midwestern rock band in the vein of The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Sugar and early Smoking Popes", Famous Graves really drives those comparisons home. Loud, with soaring melodies built on chiming and (over)driven guitars, punching the air ecstatically is the only acceptable reaction. Those who saw them on tour with Against Me! in March and The Hold Steady in April will attest to that.

Famous Graves can be pre-ordered from the Xtra Mile Recordings shop and is available on CD, coloured 12" vinyl, and as a download. To add to those already attractive standard options, check out the Xtra Mile-exclusive Cheap Girls t-shirt, and the vinyl & t-shirt or CD & t-shirt bundles too. What's more, the first 100 USA pre-orders will get an exceptional Cheap Girls beer koozie. 

You can feast your eyes on these treats below in our picture gallery.

Want more reasons to pre-order? Well, you can listen to three tracks from the record right now - Man In Question, Amazing Grace, and Knock Me Over.

In addition to all this album excitement, Cheap Girls will be supporting the stupendous Andrew Jackson Jihad in the US. Tour dates are below.


05 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
06 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
07 Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
08 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
09 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
12 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
13 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
14 New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
16 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
17 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
18 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
19 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
21 Chicago, IL @ Green Music Festival
22 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
23 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory


Michigan power pop trio Cheap Girls have shared a new track, ‘Man In Question’, off their upcoming fourth full-length Famous Graves.  Coinciding perfectly with the start of Cheap Girls' tour with The Hold Steady, 'Man In Question' also features guest vocals from Craig Finn.

Listen to 'Man In Question' which is getting its premier at Paste.

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Famous Graves is slated for a 12 May 2014 release via Xtra Mile Recordings, and will be the label's first worldwide release. Digital pre-order for Famous Graves is now available.

BrooklynVegan recently shared exclusive photos from the album's recording sessions and spoke with singer/bassist Ian Graham about the new record, label and what 2014 has in-store for Cheap Girls. Read the interview and check out the photos.
If you haven't heard Cheap Girls yet, there's an excellent chance they're your favourite band's favourite band. Tapped to tour with everyone from The Gaslight Anthem to their recently completed run of dates with Against Me! and their tour with The Hold Steady that begins today, it's apparent that Cheap Girls fans carry some serious clout.

Tour Dates with The Hold Steady:

07 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
08 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom 
09 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre 
11 Albany, NY @ Hollow
12 Pawtucket, RI @ Met Cafe


Michigan three piece CHEAP GIRLS can announce further details of their forthcoming album. ‘Famous Graves’ will be out on 12th May 2014 around the world, excluding North America when it will come out a day later on 13th May 2014. It’s the band’s first record for Xtra Mile Recordings and the label's first full worldwide release. 

The first fruits of the record can be find on AV Club who premiered the upcoming single, ‘Knock Me Over’ today  – you can check it out here.

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Famous Graves was recorded in Chicago and Grand Rapids by Rick Johnson (who recorded Cheap Girls' first two records, 2008's Find Me a Drink Home & 2009's My Roaring 20's) and Jeff Dean (The Bomb, Dead Ending, All Eyes West). Recorded over 3 months, the band self-produced the record and mixed it with the assistance of Dean.  The follow-up to their 2012 release Giant Orange, Famous Graves sees the band continuing to grow their authentic Midwestern rock that's drawn comparisons to bands such as The Lemonheads, The Replacements, and early Smoking Popes.

With tours in the States confirmed with label mates Against Me! and The Hold Steady, and with plans being made for a summer of festivals plus a full UK and European run ear-marked for Autumn – Cheap Girls are set to have a fantastic 2014.

Cheap Girls is Ian Graham (vocals/bass), Adam Aymor (guitar) and Ben Graham (drums).

01) Slow Nod
02) Short-Cut Days
03) Knock Me Over
04) Amazing Grace
05) Pure Hate
06) Man In Question
07) 2nd Floor
08) Splintered
09) Thought Senseless
10) Turn


Tour Dates:
03/09/14: Omaha, NE at the Slowdown^
03/10/14: Columbia, MO at the Blue Note^
03/15/14: Corpus Christi, TX at House of Rock^
03/16/14: Houston, TX at Fitzgerald’s^
03/18/14: San Antonio, TX at Backstage Live^
03/19/14: Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey^
03/21/14: Denver, CO at the Summit Music Hall^
03/22/14: Salt Lake City, UT at Murray Theatre^
03/23/14: Reno, NV at Knitting Factory^
03/24/14: Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theatre^
03/25/14: Seattle, WA at Neptune Theatre^
03/26/14: Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom^
03/28/14: Edmonton, AB at Starlite Room^
03/29/14: Calgary, AB at Republik^
03/30/14: Regina, SK at Exchange^
04/01/14: Winnipeg, MB at West End Culture Center^
04/02/14: Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue^
04/03/14: Madison, WI at the Majestic Theatre^
04/04/14: Palatine, IL at Durty Nellie’s^
04/05/14: Indianapolis, IN at the Vogue^
04/06/14: Asheville, NC at the Orange Peel^
04/07/14: Washington, D.C. at the 9:30 Club*
04/08/14: Buffalo, NY at the Town Ballroom*
04/09/14: Toronto, ON at the Phoenix Concert Theatre*
04/11/14: Albany, NY at the Hollow*
04/12/14: Pawtucket, RI at the Met Cafe*

^ = w/ Against Me! * = w/ The Hold Steady