Following a lengthy tour across Europe and the UK throughout all of June and July, PJ Bond can announce he will support Frank Turner on his short run of instores this August. PJ will also support Frank on his intimate Positive Songs For Negative People album launch gigs in London and Glasgow. Details below.

Frank spotted PJ at the Xtra Mile Recordings Summer In The City party back in July and immediately invited him on these shows. Full dates are:

06 Banquet instore, Kingston

11 Rise instore, Worcester

11 Rise instore, Bristol

12 Rough Trade, Nottingham

In May, PJ released his incredible album Where Were You?, a beautiful album covering topics that lace the modern musical lexicon — love, loss, friendship, family, and music. He 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. He's spent years travelling and playing to everyone he could, essentially homeless, while writing and recording songs and telling stories.

You can buy on CD from any of the shops above. It is also available on vinyl in four different colours — maroon, yellow, navy and mint green. The yellow and mint green versions are exclusive for the Xtra Mile Recordings shop, the latter featuring hand-painted artwork by PJ digitally printed for the sleeve. To purchase these exclusive vinyl or the album on CD and digital visit the Xtra Mile Recordings shop. All other vinyl colours are available at various participating retailers.

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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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To celebrate 10 years since it was first released, Xtra Mile Recordings will reissue Reuben's ferocious and anthemic second album Very Fast Very Dangerous on black vinyl for its first-ever worldwide release, on 10 July 2015. You can preorder the vinyl from our digital shop or from the ever-reliable and lovely Banquet Records.

The vinyl will come in a gatefold sleeve with original artwork (beautifully redesigned for this format), together with a download card for the full 13-track album. Also included with the download code are a horde of demos from the Very Fast Very Dangerous era — recorded at Jacob's Studios in Farnham — including demo versions of the entire album plus three non-album tracks. Full tracklisting is below.

As if that wasn't enough, Xtra Mile Recordings will once more be making the tee shirt featuring the album artwork available, to help celebrate the re-release of this vital record.

Produced by Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters) the album features the singles ‘A Kick In the Mouth’ and ‘Keep It To Yourself’ as well as the gargantuan ‘Every time A Teenager Listens To Drum & Bass A Rockstar Dies’. 

Full album and digital demos tracklisting for Very Fast Very Dangerous:

Very Fast Very Dangerous vinyl

1. A Kick In the Mouth
2. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
3. Best Enemies
4. It's All About Control
5. Every Time A Teenager Listens To Drum & Bass A Rockstar Dies
6. Nobody Loves You
7. Blamethrower
8. Keep It To Yourself
9. Lights Out
10. Alpha Signal Three
11. Good Night
12. Return Of The Jedi
13. Boy

MP3 bonus demo tracks

1. A Kick In The Mouth (VFVD Demo)
2. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (VFVD Demo)
3. Best Enemies (VFVD Demo)
4. It's All About Control (VFVD Demo)
5. Every Time A Teenager Listens To Drum & Bass A Rockstar Dies (VFVD Demo)
6. Nobody Loves You (VFVD Demo)
7. Blamethrower (VFVD Demo)
8. Keep It To Yourself (VFVD Demo)
9. Lights Out (VFVD Demo)
10. Alpha Signal Three (VFVD Demo)
11. Good Night (VFVD Demo)
12. Recouping Is So 1987 (VFVD Demo)
13. Boy (VFVD Demo)
14. Worn To Be Seen (VFVD Demo)
15. Approaching By Stealth (VFVD Demo)
16. Blitzkrieg (VFVD Demo)



So, you've been lovely and clever enough to purchase the wonderful Xtra Mile Recordings Single Sessions vinyl box set and are enjoying the nine tracks from eight of our artists on four coloured slices of vinyl. Well done on being really good.

Well, this is the box set that keeps on giving. So you can also download 10 additional tracks - one from each of Xtra Mile's 10 years in action - for free!

XMR Single Sessions vinyl, all in a row. Look at the back of the sleeves for the code.

XMR Single Sessions vinyl, all in a row. Look at the back of the sleeves for the code.

To do this you'll need eyes, hands, a PC, an Xtra Mile Recordings digital shop account and the box set (or each of the four vinyl releases). 

First, put the singles in order - from five to eight - then look for the numerical code hidden on the back of each vinyl sleeve. Put the digits together and you have your code. Next, go to www.xtramilerecordings.com and sign into your shop account (or register if you don't have one). Once inside, go straight to the checkout and input the number into the 'Promotional Code' box.

Once you've pressed 'Apply', you should get a confirmation screen and then you can download the songs, which are:

2004 - Million Dead 'I Gave My Eyes To Stevie Wonder'
2005 - Reuben 'Kick in the Mouth'
2006 - Dartz! 'Fantastic Apparatus'
2007 - Jonah Matranga 'Not About a Girl or a Place'
2008 - Frank Turner 'I Knew Prufrock Before He Was Famous' [live from Shepherd's Bush Empire]
2009 - The Xcerts 'Crisis In the Slow Lane'
2010 - Straight Lines 'Versus the Allegiance'
2011 - I Am The Avalanche 'Brooklyn Dodgers'
2012 - future of the left 'Robocop 4 - Fuck Off Robocop'
2013 - Ben Marwood 'These Are the Days When You Can't Go Home'

Not only are they all ace, but they detail the breadth and history of Xtra Mile in its short decade of operation. And again, they're free so go grab 'em.

If you don't have the box set yet, you can get it in your local independent record store, or over at our digital shop. Thank you for your support and love!


Xtra Mile Recordings are pleased to contribute three very special releases and announce some in-shop performances for Record Store Day 2014 on 19 April.

Jamie Lenman will release a double A-side 7” 'It's Hard To Be A Gentleman/All The Things You Hate About Me, I Hate Them Too' which comes with a functioning zoetrope, making it one of the most collectible and delightfully bizarre RSD releases so far. Jamie will also perform a set on the day at Rock Box in Camberley, Surrey.

Beans On Toast is set to release a 10” 'Best Of Toast' limited to 300 hand-numbered and signed copies. Tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Mdmamazing

  2. Price of Rice (featuring Emmy the Great)

  3. Old Grunge (featuring Handshake)

  4. Can't Take Another Earthquake (featuring Dan Smith of Bastille & Kate Tempest)

  5. Beer & Burger

  6. Things

He will also perform four times on the day. He has sets at all three branches of Rise and an evening gig at Clwb Ifor Bach. Times and locations are below:

11am Bristol @ Rise
1pm Cheltenham @ Rise
3pm Worcester @ Rise
7.30pm Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach

The ever-luminescent Chris T-T will be playing a solo in-shop at Brill Records in Exmouth Market, Farringdon. You can see him serenading the masses at 3pm.

This year's Record Store Day is also very special as it marks the end of Xtra Mile's tenth year in operation. In celebration, the Xtra Mile Recordings Single Sessions box set has been packaged together and all good record shops will be able to stock this rare specimen for Record Store Day.

Those who purchase the box set from their favourite record shop will be eligible to enter a special competition to win two tickets to as many Xtra Mile headline shows as you can attend in one year! More information can be found on our Single Sessions and competition page.

The Xtra Mile Singles Sessions comprises 4 coloured 7” singles, with 9 tracks from Chris T-T & the Hoodrats, To Kill A King, Larry and His Flask, Beans On Toast, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun, Crazy Arm, Möngöl Hörde, and Jamie Lenman. It's a sequel to the original Xtra Mile Singles Sessions series which featured the likes of Reuben, Dartz! and Frank Turner's first official solo release.