Vol. 9 features live performances recorded at Frank Turner's Lost Evenings festival from Camden's Roundhouse in May 2017. The festival won the Association of Independent Music (AIM) Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival 2017 in September, with fans voting for the winner.
Main stage performances by Skinny Lister and Will Varley were captured from the Xtra Mile evening on 15 May 2017, as well as tracks taken from each of Frank Turner's four headlining slots. Other performing Xtra Mile artists including Ben Marwood, Ducking Punches, Beans on Toast, Christ T-T, Non Canon, Sam Duckworth (aka Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly) and Rob Lynch recorded separate acoustic sessions in the Xtra Mile Outside Broadcasts truck, XMROB1, over the four days.
Selections from this hotbed of live recording make up the tracklisting of XMHC Vol. 9. Celebrating this incredible moment in time, the tracks included are:
Frank Turner – 'Vital Signs' (Live at Lost Evenings night 2)
Sam Duckworth – 'In Good Time' (XMROB1 session)
Chris T-T – 'Love Me, I'm A Liberal' (XMROB1 session)
Frank Turner – 'Redemption' (Live at Lost Evenings night 1)
Beans on Toast – 'Afternoon in the Sunshine' (XMROB1 session)
Will Varley – 'As For My Soul' (Live from the main stage)
Frank Turner – 'Jet Lag' (Live solo acoustic at Lost Evenings night 3)
Skinny Lister – 'Devil In Me' (Live from the main stage)
Non Canon – 'Home Alone 3' (XMROB1 session)
Rob Lynch – 'Tectonic Plates' (XMROB1 session)
Ducking Punches – 'Sobriety' (XMROB1 session)
Ben Marwood – 'Nights' (XMROB1 session)
Frank Turner – 'Journey of the Magi' (Live at Lost Evenings night 4)
Lost Evenings took place on 12–15 May at the Roundhouse in Camden with Frank Turner headlining an evening bill curated by Frank and OneFest, as well as satellite performances in other venues called Last Minutes. The last day of the festival was Radio 1's Huw Stephens' Label of Love for Xtra Mile and featured only Xtra Mile artists including Skinny Lister, Will Varley, Ben Marwood, Ducking Punches and Non Canon. The award-winning festival returns in May 2018. Limited four-day passes for the 2018 edition sold out in 15 minutes.