COUNTERFEIT SIGN TO XTRA MILE RECORDINGS // NEW TRACK 'ADDICTION' PREMIERED – LISTEN NOW // SPRING 2017 TOUR

Xtra Mile Recordings, are proud to announce the signing of London five-piece, Counterfeit. In celebration, the band have premiered new track 'Addiction', getting its first play on Dan P. Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show.

'Addiction' is a hard-hitting track driven by Jamie Campbell Bower’s raw and honest vocals. It was produced by Thomas Mitchener (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Dead!) and recorded at Broadfields Studio. 'Addiction' has featured in the band’s live shows, and is a firm fan favourite. You can listen to it below.

Counterfeit will also tour in spring 2017. Tickets are on sale from Wednesday 30 November 2016 here. They kick off their tour in Hamburg on 24 March, and work their way through various cities including Berlin, Rome and Amsterdam, before reaching the UK. The band will then head to Leeds on 18 April and wrap things up in Brighton on 29 April, stopping off along the way to play London’s renowned Underworld, on 26 April.

Speaking of the signing and their 2017 plans, Jamie said: "It is my belief that we can all become addicted to something. Whether it be a substance, feeling, person, place...the list is endless, but ultimately that obsession with, whatever your chosen poison, breaks you down and can leave you empty. 'Addiction' is in some ways about overpowering that need for any form of crutch and accepting things on the world's terms rather than trying to control it on your own. Produced by Thomas Mitchener at Broadfields studio, this song marks a new beginning for Counterfeit and is the first of much more to come.

"We are also pleased to announce that Counterfeit have signed to Xtra Mile. We believe that this will be a good home for us and are in good company. Onwards and upwards and into 2017."

Founder of Xtra Mile Recordings, Charlie Caplowe, said of the signing: “We’re massively excited to have signed Counterfeit. They’ve made an amazing album and their live show is immense. 2017 looks set to be a huge year for the band.”

2016 has been a busy year for Counterfeit. Earlier this year saw the five piece play their first UK headline tour, which included a sell out show at London’s Electric Ballroom. They then toured mainland Europe, and played festivals including Rockcamp in Germany and 2000trees in Cheltenham in the summer. 

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PJ BOND UK & EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2015 // SPECIAL COLOURED VINYL OF NEW ALBUM 'WHERE WERE YOU?' OUT 8 JUNE

Following the release of his incredible album Where Were You?, PJ Bond is coming to Europe and the UK for a huge string of dates throughout the summer in June and July 2015. Tour dates are all belowwith more to be confirmed. Check our gig calendar for all dates by our artists, including PJ Bond.

Where Were You? is also now available on vinyl, in four different colours — maroon, yellow, navy and mint green. The yellow and mint green versions are exclusive to the Xtra Mile Recordings digital shop. Our mint green vinyl features hand-painted artwork by PJ, digitally printed for the sleeve. You can buy both XMR exclusive colours from 8 June 2015.

All other vinyl colours are available at various participating retailers. You can buy his new album Where Were You? on CD or download from Amazon, and Google Play

PJ Bond has been compared to Elliott Smith, Micah P Hinson, and Wilco, while his new album reveals all the bombast and ambition of someone who has listened to a fair amount of Dylan or Springsteen, and dreamed.

June 2015 European tour dates:

02 Vienna, Austria @ Das Bach
03 Graz, Austria @ Sub

04 Salzburg, Germany @ Shakespeare
05 Rohrschach, Switzerland @ Treppenhaus
07 Zurich, Switzerland @ El Dorado Bar
10 Bern, Switzerland @ Café Marta
12 Turbigo, Italy @ TBA
14 Lyon, France @ Kraspek Myzik
16 Leuven, Belgium @ Vleugel F
20 Holzerath, Germany @ Mini Festival
21 Regensburg, Germany @ TBA
22 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
23 Leipzig, Germany @ Kulturcafe Manfred
24 Würzburg, Germany @ Kurt und Komisch
25 Hannover, Germany @ Garden Show
26 Bielefeld, Germany @ Plan B

July 2015 UK tour:

03 Brighton @ The Fitz
04 Southampton @ House Show
05 Basingstoke @ The Sanctuary
06 Nottingham @ JT Soar
07 Leeds @ BrewDog Leeds
09 Cardiff @ Gwdihw
10 2000trees @ Busking Stage
12 Edinburgh @ Banshee Labyrinth
13 Newcastle @ Nerd Hutch
14 Manchester @ TBA
15 Hull @ 80 Days Bier Haus
16 Lincoln @ The Guilded Quill
17 Birmingham @ TBA
18 London @ The Stillery

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SKINNY LISTER NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO 'WHAT CAN I SAY?' // STREAM 'DOWN ON DEPTFORD BROADWAY' EXCLUSIVELY ON THE GUARDIAN // LIVE IN-SHOP AT RISE AND BANQUET 18 APRIL RECORD STORE DAY WEEKEND

Currently tearing through Europe, rum-soaked folk-punk collective Skinny Lister release new single 'What Can I Say?' on 1 June 2015, with a brand new video. The song is a more restrained, melodic and folk-steeped singalong for Skinny Lister, the light-hearted pre-hangover dawn song you sing to both celebrate and mourn the morning to come.

The video features singer Lorna asking the titular question in various windswept locations, and giving us an answer towards the end. Watch it here: 

The track is taken from new album Down on Deptford Broadway which is available to preorder now for 20 April 2015. Get it from our digital shop on CD or download,  vinyl and CD from Banquet Records, on CD  or vinyl from Amazon, or simply download it from iTunes.

You can help your decision to preorder by streaming the entire album a week ahead of release, exclusively on The Guardian's website

The band will be supporting the release of the album with four gigs in two days over Record Store Day weekend, playing the three Rise Stores in Bristol, Cheltenham and Worcester on 18 April, and then Banquet Records in Kingston on 19 April.

They then embark on their huge headline tour of the UK from 22 April. Dates are on our gig calendar, which can also be viewed below.

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SKINNY LISTER'S NEW VIDEO FOR 'CATHY' PREMIERES TODAY

Following last week's stream of new single 'Cathy' from Skinny Lister's second album 'Down On Deptford Broadway' - out on 20 April 2015 through Xtra Mile Recordings, preorder CD and download from out digital shop - you can now watch the brand new video for the single on Vevo. Watch it here. Or feast your eyes below.

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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SKINNY LISTER - ALBUM DETAILS // TOUR DATES // VIDEO

Xtra Mile Recordings’ newest signings Skinny Lister can unveil details of their forthcoming second album and a UK headline tour for spring next year.

Down On Deptford Broadway - out on 20 April 2015 - is packed with smart songwriting; bringing together elements of folk with the attitude of punk and rock 'n' roll bursting with sing-a-long choruses and infectious raucous energy. Talking about the new album, frontman Max Thomas said, “We’re trying to push forward the sound we had on the first album (Forge & Flagon). We don’t want to be a static band, we want to move with whatever influences are going on around us all the time." The first single to feature from the album is 'Trouble on Oxford Street', to be released in January 2015.  Check out the new video here: 

You can pre-order Down On Deptford Broadway on all formats from Xtra Mile direct, physical formats from Banquet Records and Amazon CD and vinyl, and download via iTunes.

From day one, Skinny Lister set out to cause chaos and make friends, travelling to the four corners of the globe plying their unique rum-soaked blend of English folk and punk rock anarchy. From Japan's Fuji Rock Festival to the desert stage of California's prestigious Coachella, via the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury and many a festival across Europe and beyond, Skinny Lister are an experience never to be forgotten.

They’ve held gigs in Land Rovers. They’ve sung while wing-walking. They’ve toured in a narrow boat. They’ve stomped and jigged on restaurant tables, in hotel elevators and in record label car parks. And wherever they play their lusty shanties, punk folk roar-alongs and crazed whirls of love, fighting and hardcore drinking – you’ll find them out dancing with the crowd, passing around their flagon of rum or crowd-surfing to the bar to neck shots mid-song. Make no bones – Skinny Lister are the wildest party band you’ll ever get drunk with. And you will get drunk with them.

They’re on tour with Chuck Ragan in the UK and Europe throughout March before heading off on their own headline tour of the UK. Dates are below. Check out our gigs calendar for ticket links and Google calendar syncing!

UK TOUR 2015 

April
22 Birmingham @ The Rainbow
23 Glasgow       @ Nice N Sleazy
24 Edinburgh    @ Voodoo Rooms
25 Newcastle    @ Cluny 2
28 Manchester  @The Deaf Institute
29 Leeds           @ Brudenell Social Club
30
 Sheffield      @ The Leadmill

May
01 Nottingham  @ Bodega
02 Cambridge   @ J2 at Cambridge Junction
05 Bristol          @ The Exchange
06 Cardiff          @ Clwb Ifor Bach
07 London         @ O2 Islington Academy
08 Norwich        @ Waterfront Studio
09 Leicester      @ O2 Academy 2

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