NORTHCOTE UNVEIL EPISODE 2 OF THE EMPTY FREQUENCY SESSIONS — 'STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW' // ALBUM VERSION AVAILABLE FOR LISTENING ON FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2015

Northcote's second installment of The Empty Frequency Sessions, live recorded acoustic versions of songs from new album Hope Is Made Of Steel has been revealed. Watch it below.

You can preorder Hope Is Made Of Steel from our digital shop on CD and download as well as in a limited t-shirt bundle offer. The album is out 25 September 2015.

The album version of 'Stronger Than You Know' (featuring the vocals of Dave Hause) joins instant grat track 'Bitter End', both available for listening on streaming sites and  download for iTunes preorders on Friday 4 September 2015. You can also listen to Matt Goud's Hope Is Made Of Steel Spotify playlist selection for a choice of inspiring tunes.

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PREORDER NORTHCOTE'S NEW ALBUM 'HOPE IS MADE OF STEEL' // WATCH NEW LIVE TRACKS — 'THE EMPTY FREQUENCY SESSIONS'

You can now preorder the new album by Northcote, led by Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Goud, entitled Hope Is Made Of Steel, out September 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings in UK, EU and Australia.

Preorder the physical and download formats from our digital shop, or in a t-shirt bundle. You can also preorder the album on digital format from iTunes.

You can also check out some live, acoustic sessions of new album tracks in the YouTube video series 'The Empty Frequency Sessions', which will include album anecdotes as well as unique performances .

The first in the series is 'You Could Never Let Me Down'. Watch it below.

For a bit of a musical insight into Matt and the album, head over to Spotify and listen to his weekly, curated playlist.

Following a year bulging with gigs — with over 160 performances in 2014/2015 — as well as a tour history that includes playing alongside The Gaslight Anthem on their North American tour, the ever-present Chuck Ragan in Europe, Dave Hause and Twin Forks, the album is enriched with live experience. 

Recorded while moving between cities, 3000 miles apart, the album is surging with the energy of movement and the storytelling attached to travel. Read more in our album announcement news.

Hope Is Made Of Steel tracklisting:

1.      This Is Our Time
2.      Bitter End
3.      Small Town Dreams
4.      Hope Is Made Of Steel
5.      Leaving Wyoming
6.      You Could Never Let Me Down
7.      Bracelet
8.      Stronger Than You Know
9.      Just Kids
10.    Your Rock and Roll

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NORTHCOTE TO RELEASE THIRD ALBUM 'HOPE IS MADE OF STEEL' IN SEPTEMBER 2015 // STREAM ALBUM TITLE TRACK // EXTENSIVE EUROPE, UK AND CANADIAN TOURS

Northcote, led by Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Goud, will release new album Hope Is Made Of Steel September 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings in UK, EU and Australia. You can stream the album’s title track below.

Following a year bulging with gigs — with over 160 performances in 2014/2015 — as well as a tour history that includes playing alongside The Gaslight Anthem on their North American tour, the ever-present Chuck Ragan in Europe, Dave Hause and Twin Forks, the album is enriched with live experience. Coursing with electric guitars, there is a definite rock beast pumping inside the 10 track record.  As Matt says “with this record it is a priority for me to bring a more dynamic show on the road”.

Recorded while moving between cities, 3000 miles apart, the album is surging with the energy of movement and the storytelling attached to travel. 'Small Town Dreams' is the best example, as it combines the stirring mood of an enveloping wall of sound with all the hopes and dreams of the two characters in the song who wish someday to make it to the big city.

'Leaving Wyoming' deals with moving on too, taking more of a traditional Northcote approach — the warm, nostalgic feel, the gentile electric chimes, the soaring reverbed vocals — while 'Bitter End' captures that Springsteen-like swagger the young Canadian has picked up from tours, and united it with his own way around an adrenal rush of a chorus.

Hope Is Made Of Steel tracklisting:

1.      This Is Our Time
2.      Bitter End
3.      Small Town Dreams
4.      Hope Is Made Of Steel
5.      Leaving Wyoming
6.      You Could Never Let Me Down
7.      Bracelet
8.      Stronger Than You Know
9.      Just Kids
10.    Your Rock and Roll

The band will also tour extensively through the summer and autumn, with some European dates supporting Chuck Ragan. Tour dates are below, or you can find them and ticket links on our gig calendar.

European summer tour 2015 (* full band with Chuck Ragan)

AUGUST

18 - Stuttgart, Germany
19 - Bern, Switzerland
20 - Zürich, Switzerland
21 - München, Germany
22 - Frequency Festival, Austria
23 - Karlsruhe, Germany*
24 - Wiesbaden, Germany*
25 - Bremen, Germany*
26 - Dortmund, Germany*
27 - Köln, Germany
28 - Saarbrücken, Germany
29 - Münster, Germany
30 - Hamburg, Germany
31 - Berlin, Germany

UK tour 2015

SEPTEMBER

02 - London @ Old Blue Last
03 - Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
04 - Manchester @ Soup Kitchen
05 - Nottingham @ Bodega

Canadian tour 2015

SEPTEMBER

18 – Toronto @ Urban Roots Festival

OCTOBER

14 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid
15 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
16 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
17 - Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
20 - Cranbrook, BC @ Key City Theatre
21 - Kelowna, BC @ Flashback’s
22 - Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jack’s
23 - Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
24 - Victoria, BC @ Distrikt
30 - Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s
31 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Capitol Music Club

NOVEMBER

03 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crock’s
05 - Sudbury, ON @ Coulson Night Club
07 - Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe
08 - St. Catharines, ON @ L3
11 - Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s
13 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
20 - Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar
21 - Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Club
22 - Truro, NS @ Champion’s
26 - Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex
27 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
28 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

DECEMBER

27 - Kingston, ON @ The Ale House

Born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, Northcote’s early exposure to music was a mix of traditional country on AM radio and the hymns he learned at his childhood church. However, it wasn't until he discovered punk and hardcore music that he realized music’s healing and therapeutic power. Over the past 8 years, few young musicians in Canada have put on as many miles as Goud who toured for years as a member of a post-hardcore band and has more recently transitioned into life on the road as a singer/songwriter with accompaniment by an ever-rotating slew of guests and friend musicians.

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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)

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BILLY THE KID NEW SINGLE OUT 15 DECEMBER 2014 // NEW VIDEO 'THE RIVERBANK' // 'HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES' LIMITED VINYL PREORDER // WITH AGAINST ME! & NORTHCOTE NOVEMBER TOURS

Billy the Kid's new AA single 'The Riverbank'/'This Sure As Hell Ain't My Life' [featuring Frank Turner] has a brand new video (directed by Ben Morse), which you can watch right now below. Taken from album Horseshoes & Hand Grenades - out now on iTunes, via Amazon and Xtra Mile Recordings web shop - the AA single will be released on 15 December 2014.

In further Billy news, thanks to fan demand and overwhelmingly positive response to the Frank Turner-produced album, you can now preorder the limited pressing (300), white vinyl version of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. The vinyl also comes with individually signed art prints and will be available from 10 November 2014.

Following a dream support slot with Billy Bragg on his recent fall/autumn US tour, Billy the Kid is also spending the whole of November with us in the UK, touring with Against Me! and Northcote. Make sure to catch her on some (or all!) of these dates. 

NOVEMBER

Supporting Against Me!

13 Bristol @ Bierkeller
14 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
15 Glasgow @ King Tuts
16 Leeds @ Beckett Students Union
17 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms
18 Manchester @ Academy 2
19 London @ Electric Ballroom

Supporting Northcote

21 Birmingham @ Alfie Birds
22 Bristol @ Birdcage
23 London @ Brixton Windmill
24 Manchester @ Gullivers
25 Leeds @ Brudenell
26 London @ Our Black Heart

ALL THE TOURS // AUTUMN AND WINTER XTRA MILE GIGS IN THE US, UK & EUROPE!

For all of your Xtra Mile Recordings artists' autumn and winter 2014 tour news - for Europe, UK and the US - have a look here! Includes Against Me!, Ben Marwood, Billy the Kid, Cheap Girls, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Crazy Arm, Drag the River, Esme Patterson, Franz Nicolay, Larry and His Flask, Mineral, Northcote, and To Kill A King.

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