ROB LYNCH SUPPORTS CHUCK RAGAN FOR A TRIO OF UK AND IRISH SHOWS IN MARCH 2015

London based indie-punk troubadour Rob Lynch plays a trio of special shows in March 2015, including his first trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland, as special guest of Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan.

Providing the perfect high-spirited and infectious foil to Ragan’s warm, earthy growl, Rob Lynch’s melodies will no doubt capture the hearts of fresh ears supporting Ragan’s Till Midnight tour.

Following the release of his debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul in September 2014 on Xtra Mile Recordings - which you can buy from our web shop, Amazon, and iTunes - Rob has toured extensively in the UK and Germany, including a January stint successfully co-headlining with the excellent Allison Weiss. He continues to impress and garner followers with each show and has also caught the ears of some renowned and respected acts. Ragan is most definitely one of those.

The three dates, stopping in Dublin, Belfast and Inverness, are in March and can be seen on our gigs calendar and synced to your Google calendar too. .

Recently Rob released a free download of previously unreleased track 'Lord Knows I Have Tried'.

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ROB LYNCH CONTINUES JANUARY HEADLINE TOUR WITH ALLISON WEISS IN SUPPORT

Rob Lynch is set to head off on a headline tour of the UK this month with US singer songwriter Allison Weiss and local acts as support. Dates can be found on our gigs calendar.

Due to the already heavily reported situation regarding Front Porch Step - which we will dwell on no further here - he is no longer a part of the tour. But Rob and Alison are resolved to make these dates a celebration of songwriting without him and the show will go on.

This will be Rob’s first full headline tour of the UK following the Xtra Mile Recordings release of his critically acclaimed debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul in 2014. You can buy that from us, or from Amazon, or even download it from iTunes

Recent live dates have brought Rob’s touching stories and rousing sing-alongs to appreciative audiences around the world. Some of his adventures last year included playing the whole of Vans Warped Tour in the US, headlining packed out venues in Germany, playing Slam Dunk Festival and supporting This Wild Life in the UK.

Rob recently released a brand new song ‘Lord Knows I Have Tried’ which is available to stream and download for free. There’s also a new lyric video for ‘Stamford’ - a track that features on his debut album. 

ROB LYNCH REVEALS LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'STAMFORD' // FRONT PORCH STEP CO-HEADLINE JANUARY UK TOUR

Rob Lynch has now unveiled a lyric video for ‘Stamford’, a track that features on his debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul, which you can buy from Xtra Mile at the online shop, Amazon, or via iTunes. In keeping with this time of year, Rob says "Stamford is a song about the nuances of going back to your hometown for a few days over Christmas, so it made sense for people to hear this song now. Merry Christmas, every one of us!"

Watch the video here:

This follows the recent release of brand new song ‘Lord Knows I Have Tried’ which is available to stream and download for free. 

Rob will be teaming up with US singer songwriter Front Porch Step for a co-headline tour of the UK in January, with Allison Weiss completing the line-up that’s a veritable celebration of supreme songwriting talent. See dates and ticket links on our Xtra Mile Recordings gigs calendar.

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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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ROB LYNCH ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE 'WHISKEY' OUT 22 SEPTEMBER 2014 // UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Singer-songwriter Rob Lynch has announced his next single ‘Whiskey’, which you can listen to below, and will be released through Xtra Mile Recordings on 22 September 2014. The track is taken from his forthcoming debut album All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul.

Preorder the album here via iTunes, Amazon CD, or from out very own web shop. And listen to Whiskey right here:

This is a song about a night my father and I had together where we drank too much whiskey and played each other our favourite songs. He died when I was 21, and when I first went to visit him in hospital, I was walking down the corridor towards his ward and I could hear him telling the other patients around him the story about that night we had.
— Rob Lynch

Always one to focus on the positives, Rob’s debut album is full of potential singalong favourites, despite its often weighty and emotionally-driven content. He’s currently inciting such singalongs on the whole of the Vans Warped Tour in the US and will follow this rigorous bout of touring up with a full UK and European tour throughout September and October. You can get tickets here.

He'll also play a special free entry show on the album release date in his adopted hometown of London. In addition, Rob has just been announced to play Hevy Fest on the acoustic stage as part of their pre-festival Thursday night line-up. So, plenty of chances to learn words and sing with everyone!

LIVE DATES:
AUGUST
14 Port Lympne @ Hevy Fest

SEPTEMBER
09 Cambridge @ The Portland Arms
10 Norwich @ Owl Sanctuary
11 Liverpool @ Maguire's Pizza Bar
14 Bristol @ The Old Bookshop
15 Plymouth @ Tiki Bar & Diner - No Presale
21 Kingston @ Banquet Records - Instore
22 London @ The Monarch - Free Entry
24 Cardiff @ Undertone
25 Stoke @ Sugarmill
26 Derby @ Victoria Inn
27 Dundee @ Kage - No pre-sale
28 Glasgow @ King Tuts Bar - Free Entry
30 Newcastle @ Think Tank

OCTOBER
01 Leeds @ Cockpit 3
02 Manchester @ Gullivers
03 Guildford @ The Boileroom
04 Brighton @ The Hope

 

 

XTRA MILE HIGH CLUB VOL. 5: SMOKIN' (SIGNED VS UNSIGNED) OUT 11 AUGUST 2014

Xtra Mile Recordings will release Xtra Mile High Club Vol. 5: Smokin’ (Signed vs Unsigned) - the fifth installment of the critically acclaimed label compilation series - on 11 August 2014. 

Split into two halves, this digital only compilation features almost every act on Xtra Mile Recordings’ roster on ‘Side A’ and an unsigned act of their choosing on ‘Side B’.

Showcasing the diversity of Xtra Mile’s musical leanings, Side A features the caustic title track from Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me!; the cannonball barrage of Möngöl Hörde’s ‘Blistering Blue Barnacles’; the unmistakable roots groove of Sonic Boom Six’s ‘A Little Bit of Reggae’, and the unplugged wordplay of Ben Marwood’s ‘They Will Float Your Body Out To Sea’. You’ll get pop highs off of Rob Lynch, gruff bluntness from Beans On Toast, and synth-laden pop from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. You’ll hear from our newer signees like Billy the Kid and one of our oldest friends, Jamie Lenman. The whole spectrum.

Our acts are always discovering new music and ‘Side B’ - in keeping with Xtra Mile’s constant search and support for new and unsigned acts - comprises their recommendations of emerging artists. Included are the sublime Spring Offensive, The Lion & the Wolf, The Karma Party, Toucans, Grace Petrie & the Benefits Culture, Little Rob and The Mob and many, many more.

Joining the unsigned half of the compilation are International Departures who won the final spot with their track ‘Give Me Something’, voted for by our dedicated Xtra Mile Street Team from hundreds of entries sent to us last month. Like bumping into a dear friend unexpectedly, it turns out Henry Carden – formerly of Dartz! alongside William Anderson of current XMR band, Algiers – is the man behind International Departures.

The artwork is a snapshot taken of an active volcano and is in keeping with all previous plane/sky/space themed XMHC volume front covers. This naturally gave rise to the so-obvious-it’s-not-even-funny compilation title: Smokin’.

Look out for an XMR Hub feature which will include our bands’ reasons for choosing their unsigned counterparts and other fun Smokin’ related things.

The Xtra Mile High Club series, proudly shows off the breadth of talent on its eclectic roster. Welcome to the club… 

Full tracklisting is below:

Side A – Xtra Mile                                             

1. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
2. Cheap Girls - Man In Question
3. Northcote - Counting Down The Days
4. Ben Marwood - They Will Float Your Body Out To Sea (Alternate Version)
5. Rob Lynch - My Friends and I
6. Billy the Kid - Yet
7. To Kill A King - Cold Skin
8. Algiers - Little Friction
9. Retrospective Soundtrack Players - Smart Girls For Talking, Morons For Dancing (Live) 
10. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - As Always
11. Mull Historical Society - Why Do They Go So Soon (Home Demo)
12. Beans On Toast - Sold Out Shows
13. Crazy Arm - Black Canyon
14. Jon Snodgrass - "Song For The Groom's Friend, the friend who is the actual guy conducting the ceremony” (Exclusive Version)
15. Chris T-T & The Hoodrats - A Beaten Drum (piano version, live at St Paul's Lifestyle)
16. Franz Nicolay & The Cut Ups - To Us, The Beautiful
17. Drag The River - Marooned
18. Sonic Boom Six - A Little Bit Of Reggae
19. Jamie Lenman - Shower of Scorn
20. Oxygen Thief - con.script.shun
21. Möngöl Hörde - Blistering Blue Barnacles

Side B - Unsigned

1. The Frankl Project - A Day At The Races
2. Failures’ Union - Hard To Sea
3. Kayleigh Goldsworthy - Tennessee
4. Quiet Quiet Band - Hunter's Moon
5. The Lion & the Wolf - Ghosts On Trinity
6. PJ Bond - I'm In A Bad Way
7. Spring Offensive - Speak 
8. Toucans – Welcome To Lovers House
9. CG Whitear - Tokyo Drizzle
10. International Departures - Give Me Something (XMR competition winners)
11. Sorren Maclean - Either Way (feat. Roddy Woomble)
12. Little Rob and The Mob - Oaths
13. Brunel - Score Sheet
14. Gasoline Heart - Love Let Her Go
15. Grace Petrie & The Benefits Culture - The Redundancy Hymn
16. Emilyn Brodsky - Someone Belongs Here
17. Jonathan Coody - I Just Gotta Know
18. The Karma Party - World War
19. CeCe - These Four Walls
20. Strange Planes - Sharpen Your Teeth
21. Samoans - The Moth