XTRA MILE RECORDINGS PRESENT 'SUMMER IN THE CITY' ON 8 JULY 2015 — SKINNY LISTER, WILL VARLEY, PJ BOND, AND THE RPMS // LIVE AT THE MONARCH, CAMDEN

On Wednesday 8 July, Xtra Mile Recordings are celebrating summer and the (hopefully) lovely warm weather by throwing a massive party at our home from home, The Monarch in Camden. Tickets for this fun-packed evening are £7 and available to purchase here

Also, on the same day, we are releasing the sixth installment of our annual label compilation, Xtra Mile High Club. More news on that very, very soon.

Dubbed Summer In The City — both the gig and the compilation — they'll feature acts from our roster as well as unsigned acts that we’re really excited by. 

The gig will be a night of unrivaled fun, with bands, beach balls and balmy summer cocktails (and/or beer). Kicking off the night is up and coming Brighton band The RPMs, whose passion for rock 'n' roll and a knack for writing killer hooks makes them a very promising band to keep an eye on. Then, fresh from a rambling tour of mainland Europe and the UK, comes wandering singer-songwriter PJ Bond with touring partner (and XMHC Vol 5 alumnus) The Lion And The Wolf in tow. Next up will be Xtra Mile’s newest signing, Will Varley. Singer, storyteller, poet — he’s supported Frank Turner at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as Beans On Toast and The Proclaimers. Poignant, funny and utterly charming, he’s one to watch for certain. 

Headlining the evening’s festivities are the twelve-legged party animal known as Skinny Lister, whose flagon of rum and infectious sing-a-longs will top off the night brilliantly. Their current album Down On Deptford Broadway is full of fantastic anthems about nights out, having a drink, love and living in London, and they’re the perfect headliners for our Summer In The City night. 

8 July also sees the release of Xtra Mile High Club Vol 6: Summer In The City — a digital-only compilation that celebrates the breadth of talent across our roster, as well as a selection of unsigned acts that are rocking our boat at the moment. It includes new and recent songs from Frank Turner, Will Varley, Dan Andriano, Northcote, Esmé Patterson, Billy the Kid, Mull Historical Society and many more. The full tracklisting will be announced soon.

Competition — win a pair of tickets to Summer in the City, plus the compilation!

Now you know all about it, why not try to win two tickets to the gig and a free download of the compilation? 

Using the hashtag #XMRsummer send us pictures of how you’re making your summer an XMR one, whether it's seeing our bands at festivals (or at gigs) or you’re just dressed in head-to-toe XMR merch while on a bike ride (as you do). However you’re managing to incorporate XMR into your summer fun, we wanna see. The best pictures will win this awesome prize! You and your friend/sibling/parent/cousin/lover/whomever could be partying with us all, and reliving the celebration afterwards with a huge bunch of XMR and unsigned songs with XMHC Vol 6! 

Tag your pictures on social media for us to see:  @xtra_mile for Twitter and @xtramilerecordings for Instagram. Our decision is final, and we'll announce the winner at least a week before the show. Good luck!

DAN ANDRIANO PREORDER NEW ALBUM 'PARTY ADJACENT' OUT 17 JULY 2015 AND GET NEW TRACK 'ENEMIES' // LISTEN TO 'ENEMIES' NOW

You can now preorder Dan Andriano In the Emergency Room's Party Adjacent  — the second full-length from the Alkaline Trio co-songwriter, vocalists, bassist and guitarist's solo project — released on 17 July 2015. You can preorder the CD or download from our digital shop. (Please note: vinyl is expected in August 2015. More news on that later.)

The first fruits from this eclectic album is the track ‘Enemies’ — check out the lyric video, which was premiered on Billboard earlier today, along with some words from Dan about the track. All preorders will receive the track 'Enemies' for free immediately.

“The Emergency Room started as something for me to do with songs I had been writing that didn’t seem to have a place on Alkaline Trio records,” explains Andriano.  Started when he found himself living in Florida, he released his debut full-length Hurricane Season in 2011 and toured troubadour-style around the release with just an acoustic guitar on the US and European legs of the Revival Tour. 

Released by XMR for the world (except North America) — and by Asian Man Records in the US — Party Adjacent marks the beginning of a new chapter to the Emergency Room story. Produced by Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry, Andriano is joined by a backing band of Jeff, Kevin Higuchi of The Jeff Rosenstock Band and Mike Huguenor of Hard Girls to fantastic effect.  With influences ranging from Thin Lizzy to Elvis Costello to Billy Bragg, Party Adjacent is one of those rare records that is built by an artist's singular vision and augmented by exactly the right collaborative team.

Tracklisting is below, stay tuned for more information on the release in the coming months.

Tracklisting:
1. Pretty Teeth
2. Wait
3. Eye Contact
4. Don't Have A Thing
5. My Human Being
6. Haunt Your House
7. Fire Pit
8. Enemies
9. Lowrider
10. Plain Old Whiskey
11. Lost
12. Snake Bites

 
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