WILL VARLEY TOURS GERMANY IN APRIL 2018 // ON TOUR IN USA WITH SKINNY LISTER FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018

Having spent most of 2017 on the road, including dates with Frank Turner in the US and a European spring tour with Valerie June, Will Varley will return to live venues in 2018, including Germany in April, after spending the autumn in the studio working on his fifth album.

After Will's sell-out tour of Germany in winter 2016 and shows in Cologne and Hamburg in June 2017, as well as the Xtra Mile Reeperbahn Festival showcase in September, Will is eager to return to the warm welcome of Germany’s thriving music venues. He may have some surprises too, among a heap of new songs. He will have extensively limbered up during February and March in North America with hyperactive labelmates Skinny Lister too, so you’re in for some fine-tuned and memorable shows.

Tickets for these shows are available on Wednesday 1 November 2017 12pm UK time / 1pm Germany time from www.willvarley.com.

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Catch Will in Germany on these dates:

APRIL 2018
08 Hamburg, Monkey Music Club
09 Berlin, Bi Nuu
10 Kassel, Goldgrube
11 Münster, Gleis 22
12 Trier, Lucky’s Luke
13 Köln, Artheater
14 Hannover, Lux
15 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
17 Karlsruhe, Jubez
18 München, Kranhalle

Find all other dates and tickets here.

Will practically lives on the road, and 2017 has been perhaps even more busy than 2016, when he toured with the Proclaimers and supported Billy Bragg as well as performing on the Flogging Molly Salty Dog cruise. After starting this year on the road with Frank Turner in the US, Will embarked on a headline tour of his own in Germany before the European tour with Valerie June, including his first ever France dates. He also performed the Xtra Mile night of Frank Turner's Lost Evenings festival at Camden's legendary Roundhouse in May. He spent the rest of spring and the beginning of summer in the US supporting Lincoln Durham before hitting the festival circuit, wowing crowds at 2000trees, and Greenfield. 

With so many shows under his belt, the wait until 2018 will be worth it.  Often politically charged and always emotionally loaded, Varley’s live shows have been drawing crowds across the world, and his headline tours have seen him selling out venues from Berlin to New York and everywhere in between. It’s been a meteoric rise for the 29-year-old who began self-releasing albums and travelling England on foot only six years ago. In 2015 he signed a deal with independent music champions Xtra Mile Recordings, and momentum has been growing around the young troubadour ever since with the release of two studio albums ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor (October 2015) and ‘Kingsdown Sundown’ (November 2016) and toured extensively across the UK, Europe and North America opening for supporter and label mate Frank Turner, Scottish heroes The Proclaimers and Billy Bragg.

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XTRA MILE RECORDINGS SHOWCASE AT REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2017 // FEATURING SKINNY LISTER, WILL VARLEY AND BEANS ON TOAST

Xtra Mile Recordings are excited to announce that they will present a fantastic three-band bill on Wednesday 20 September 2017 at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. 

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Taking place at the infamous Kaiserkeller venue, Xtra Mile Recordings will showcase some of the best talent on the roster with folk-punk sextet Skinny Lister headlining the evening with touring pals Beans on Toast and Will Varley bringing the bill to boiling point. Each artist’s live credentials are impeccable. There will also be a limited t-shirt and poster for the night, on sale at the venue. Take a look at the lineup and buy tickets here.

Xtra Mile has been increasing its profile in Germany, currently its third biggest market, with more airplay, building record sales and most of its roster now touring the country regularly. In the past year, and next couple of months, Frank Turner, Against Me!, Counterfeit. (nominated for Best Live Act at the Association of Independent Music Awards 2017), Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Skinny Lister, Beans on Toast, Will Varley, Ducking Punches, Rob Lynch and Seán McGowan have toured or will play Germany. Curating a stage at Reeperbahn represents another step towards a closer connection with the German music market.

Skinny Lister have been on a constant tear since the year began, from a European tour with the Dropkick Murphys to a US stint in March with Flogging Molly, before a widespread UK tour. They’ve played Glastonbury among other festivals in Europe, and will return to Hamburg with Beans on Toast on Halloween (31 October) during a headline European tour. They end the year with a massive UK co-headline tour with Beans on Toast, ending at Camden’s Koko in London on 10 December.

Beans on Toast hasn’t stopped all year either. He kicked off 2017 with a New Year’s Day show, joined the Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise, toured Germany (including a sold out show in Hamburg). In May he played UK pubs the entire month and has played over 22 festivals this summer including Glastonbury. He will also release his ninth studio album in nine years on his birthday, 1 December. 

Will Varley spent mid-January supporting Frank Turner on a big North America and Canada tour. He played a few German dates on a European tour with Valerie June in the spring before returning to the US to support Lincoln Durham throughout May. He heads back into the studio after the Xtra Mile Reeperbahn showcase to record his third album in three years before playing his headline UK tour in January and February 2018 taking in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

And of course, all three played the Frank Turner’s AIM (Association of Independent Music) Award-nominated Lost Evenings festival, across four nights at Camden’s legendary Roundhouse back in May.

Reeperbahn Festival, established in 2006, is a four-day music festival and business to business industry conference for music and digital spread across venues in the Reeperbahn area of Hamburg, Germany.

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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

CRAZY ARM MAY 2014 UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR WITH LARRY AND HIS FLASK

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.

MAY

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.

facebook.com/thecrazyarm / Bandcamp

CHRIS T-T ANNOUNCES MORE EUROPEAN SHOWS AND NEW SINGLE 'A BEATEN DRUM' OUT 16 JUNE 2014

Chris T-T extends his tour of Europe this spring with a run of dates with the fantastic Mark McCabe. They will follow on from the tour already announced supporting the wonderful Emily Barker. Expect live solo performances of material from latest opus The Bear as well as a selection from across his vast repertoire. All dates are below.

To coincide with the tours, Chris will release the stunning digital single ‘A Beaten Drum’ on 16 June 2014 featuring a mesmeric piano version and the full album version of the song alongside an improvisational piano version of ‘Tunguska’ as b-sides.

Check out the video here and tour dates are below: 

WITH EMILY BARKER

MAY
03 Germany @ Köln, Stadtgarten Studio
14 Germany @ Stuttgart, Keller Klub
15 Germany @ Frankfurt, Nachtleben
16 Germany @ München, Milla
18 Germany @ Berlin, Grüner Salon *
19 Germany @ Hamburg, Fabrik *
21 The Netherlands @ Deventer, Burgerweeshuis Café

* w/ John Allen

WITH MARK MCCABE (SOLO)

MAY
28 Belgium @ Zele, Juvenes
30 The Netherlands @ Den Bosch, Knoflook

JUNE
01 Germany @ Münster, Spec Ops
02 Germany @ Hamburg, Maria's Ballroom
04 Germany @ Berlin, Schokoladen
06 Germany @ Leipzig, Warmehalle Sud
08 Austria @ Innsbruck, Die Bakerei
09 Austria @ Graz, Sub
10 Austria @ Vienna, Spice

UK FESTIVAL SHOWS (FULL BAND)

JUNE
18 London @ Buffalo Bar (Orgreave 30th Anniversary)

JULY
04 Blissfields, near Winchester
12 Meon Fest, near East Meon near Petersfield
18 Truck, Oxfordshire 

AUGUST
15 Devon, Beautiful Days
22 Northamptonshire, Greenbelt Festival

‘The Bear’ is Chris’s 3rd album for label Xtra Mile Recordings. Recorded with his band The Hoodrats, together they have departed from the paired down introspection of 2010’s 'Love Is Not Rescue' and instead created a full-on psych rock record with hints of Sebadoh, early Hold Steady, early Yo La Tengo, or Blur at their heavier moments and with a nod to grimy garage-y 60s like The Faces and Animals. Channelling these influences, Chris and his band taped the album close to live, completing songs in 3 or 4 takes just as those bands would have done back then. The result is a fascinating and excitingly fresh sounding record and some of his best work to date.

A great, powerful indie rock record of an ilk that isn’t often heard these days.”

THE RUCKUS

Superb. Wonderfully open and rough hewn. A real immediacy, even on the album’s quieter moments, that perfectly serves up razor-edged lyrics. File under essential listening.”

BEAT SURRENDER

christt.com / @christt / xtramilerecordings.com

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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