'GET BETTER – A FILM ABOUT FRANK TURNER' DVD PREORDER 30 JUNE 2017 // STREAMING ON 10 & 11 JUNE 2017 IN SELECT COUNTRIES

Get Better – A Film About Frank Turner will be streamed on 10 and 11 June in the USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Australia on demand at www.getbetterfilm.com.

Get Better is now also available to preorder on DVD, released 30 June 2017. Preorder through Xtra Mile here. The shop also has a bundle with the photo book by Matt Nasir of The Sleeping Souls, Photosynthesis: A Year in the Life of the Frank Turner Touring Family which you can preorder here.

Bonus features on the DVD include an acoustic set and Q&A between Frank, director Ben Morse, and journalist Hugo Rifkind from the film's premiere in London's Leicester Square in 2016.

Filmmaker Ben Morse spent a year trailing one of the most hard-working musicians currently operating and what emerges is a raw, insightful portrayal of an underground hero. A close friend of Turner, Morse originally intended to capture Turner and his band, The Sleeping Souls, in constant motion only to discover a man facing up to his demons, forced to pause touring for the first time in his career.

Get Better – A Film About Frank Turner includes never-before-seen footage from friends, family and fans across the world as well as extensive interviews with Turner and his band as they contemplate what drives a man to stay on the road and the effect that has on his life and those around him. Turner has been one of the breakthrough artists of the millennium, emerging from his punk-rock roots to become a rock icon to diehard fans all over the world. In 2015, everything came to a head as Turner slipped off the wagon and confronted the commercial pressures of mainstream success.

Frank will be supporting Jason Isbell on the road beginning September 1st.

Frank Turner’s full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here

SEPTEMBER 2017 (w/ Jason Isbell)

01 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre              
02 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre              
05 Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Amphitheater              
07 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater             
08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden          
09 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre         
11 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium           
12 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre       
15 Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion      
16 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre       
17 Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre          
20 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre   
23 Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory          
24 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion     
26 Baton Rouge, LA @ Baton Rouge River Center           
27 Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre             
29 Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium          
30 Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium          

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BEANS ON TOAST NEW ALBUM 'ROLLING UP THE HILL' OUT 1 DECEMBER 2015 // PREORDER NOW // FIRST VIDEO 'THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL' // WINTER TOUR DATES

Beans On Toast releases his seventh studio album Rolling Up the Hill on his birthday — like every year — 1 December 2015. You can preorder it on CD and download from our digital shop, from Banquet Records, and from Amazon.

The first track lifted from the album is ‘The Great American Novel’, Beans’ love letter to America. The track will also be an instant grat for those who preorder. Watch the video below:

 Rolling Up the Hill is Beans' most creative record to date and it’s an album all about friendship, travel and art. It’s also about drinking, protesting and growing older in these strange modern times.

It was recorded in August with husband and wife country duo Truckstop Honeymoon in Kansas. Beans met the duo at Larmer Tree festival last year, and after hanging out and playing some shows with them in New Orleans they hatched a plan to go to The Ninth Ward Picking Parlour in Lawrence, Kanas to make an album together. The duo brings together double bass, mandolin and finger picking sounds to Beans on Toast's unique style of songwriting. Of course, they were still joined by long-term partner in crime Bobby Banjo, on harp and banjo. Throw in a couple of Kansas players dropping in some horns and some drums and you’ve got a Beans on Toast album that is fresh, fun and exciting while at the same time not losing any of Beans on Toast’s original, cheap and easy English attitude that has got him to where he is today.

Ten years in the game and Beans has built something of an underground following around the world, and is now ramming out festival fields and tents on the UK circuit and constantly touring new and foreign lands. This year alone he’s played shows on rooftops in Cape Town, tropical islands in Barbados, folk festivals in Canada and covered over 10,000 miles in the USA. He also toured the fringes of the UK in the wake of the terrible result at this year’s election, taking in the mood of the country by visiting Harlow, Preston, Chester and the like. He has, of course, got songs all about these travels.

As usual Beans on Toast has made the album he wants to make it; no rules, no one to impress, just simple opinionated songs about honest subjects.

Tracklist:

1. The Mudhills Crew
2. Robin Hood Costume
3. I’m Home When You Hold me
4.The Great American Novel
5. Driving Me Crazy
6. The Industrial Estate
7. God is a Cartoonist
8. The Art of Friendship
9. Afrikaburn
10. Numbers and Words
11. A Bit More Track in the Monitor
12. Middleageman

Beans on  Toast is currently supporting Frank Turner on a six-week tour of the USA.

For his headline UK Tour, Truckstop Honeymoon will be joining him; they will open up the show and also play as his backing band, making Beans on Toast a full four-piece band at the following dates (which can also be found on our full-label gigs calendar:

NOVEMBER
11  Aberdeen @ The Lemon Tree
12 Glasgow @ Stereo
13 Edinburgh @ Voodoo Rooms
15 Newcastle @ The Cluny
17 Liverpool @ The Kazimier
18 Manchester @ Gorilla
19 Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
20 Leicester @ Soundhouse
21 Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
24 Birmingham @ The Rainbow
25 Oxford @ Bullingdon Club
26 Bristol @ The Marble Factory
27 Swansea @ The Garage
28 Plymouth @ The Junction

DECEMBER
02 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms
03 Brighton @ Patterns
04 Canterbury @ Penny Theatre
10 London @ Islington Assembly Hall


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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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DAN ANDRIANO PREORDER NEW ALBUM 'PARTY ADJACENT' OUT 17 JULY 2015 AND GET NEW TRACK 'ENEMIES' // LISTEN TO 'ENEMIES' NOW

You can now preorder Dan Andriano In the Emergency Room's Party Adjacent  — the second full-length from the Alkaline Trio co-songwriter, vocalists, bassist and guitarist's solo project — released on 17 July 2015. You can preorder the CD or download from our digital shop. (Please note: vinyl is expected in August 2015. More news on that later.)

The first fruits from this eclectic album is the track ‘Enemies’ — check out the lyric video, which was premiered on Billboard earlier today, along with some words from Dan about the track. All preorders will receive the track 'Enemies' for free immediately.

“The Emergency Room started as something for me to do with songs I had been writing that didn’t seem to have a place on Alkaline Trio records,” explains Andriano.  Started when he found himself living in Florida, he released his debut full-length Hurricane Season in 2011 and toured troubadour-style around the release with just an acoustic guitar on the US and European legs of the Revival Tour. 

Released by XMR for the world (except North America) — and by Asian Man Records in the US — Party Adjacent marks the beginning of a new chapter to the Emergency Room story. Produced by Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry, Andriano is joined by a backing band of Jeff, Kevin Higuchi of The Jeff Rosenstock Band and Mike Huguenor of Hard Girls to fantastic effect.  With influences ranging from Thin Lizzy to Elvis Costello to Billy Bragg, Party Adjacent is one of those rare records that is built by an artist's singular vision and augmented by exactly the right collaborative team.

Tracklisting is below, stay tuned for more information on the release in the coming months.

Tracklisting:
1. Pretty Teeth
2. Wait
3. Eye Contact
4. Don't Have A Thing
5. My Human Being
6. Haunt Your House
7. Fire Pit
8. Enemies
9. Lowrider
10. Plain Old Whiskey
11. Lost
12. Snake Bites

 
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MILLION DEAD 'HARMONY NO HARMONY' FIRST TIME ON VINYL — OUT 21 AUGUST 2015

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Million Dead’s second album Harmony No Harmony, it gets a vinyl release for the first time on 21 August 2015 through Xtra Mile Recordings.

It will be a double LP in transparent yellow with gracefully redesigned artwork on a gatefold sleeve. Also available exclusively at the Xtra Mile Recordings shop will be a brand new t-shirt featuring the burnt match on the front of the record and the trademark band logo on the back.

Pre-order the record with, or without the t-shirt from our digital shop or grab the record from our good friends at Banquet Records.

Million Dead’s second and final album shows off a more muscular, cathartic and less immediate rock beast than debut A Song To Ruin. With guitarist Tom Fowler replacing band co-founder Cameron Dean, the band traded clean, powerful lines for a maelstrom of thick riffs and coruscating noise. These cacophonic storms also hid some of the band’s most gentle moments, including the bare-bones, acoustic-led title track.

The centrepiece of the album, and first single ‘Living the Dream’, is the perfect example of where the band were at, riding in on the holler of escalating white noise before fading into a gloriously clear waterfall of notes. It builds to a huge, melody-strewn chorus — “Every sound a memory but it’s all I’ll ever need / I always have a song inside my head” remains their catchiest and most poignant refrain.

It’s also home to their best video; an excellent, hilarious, and somehow moving tale of a washed-up glam-rock band finally wiping away their disguises and opening up to their audience.

Check it out here:

For fans of the band — old and new, perhaps led this way by vocalist Frank Turner and drummer Ben Dawson’s recent heavy band Möngöl Hörde, or bassist Julia Ruzicka, now in future of the left — the release of this album on vinyl has been a long time coming.

WILL VARLEY – WATCH THE HOMEMADE VIDEO FOR 'WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU'

As you will know by now, Will Varley will release his new live five-track EP 'Live at the Lighthouse' on 4 May 2015. Oh, and there's that general election thing too. Do what you like with the latter (it's probably too late), but you can preorder (or buy, depending on when you read this) the digital-only EP from our digital-only shop, or from either Google Play or Amazon.

Why are we mentioning the election? Well, Will has taken his lead track from the EP, 'We Don't Believe You', and married it with this caustic homemade video. Watch below.

Happy voting! (or living under whatever government gets in!)

Will is also touring soon. Check out dates on the news story below, or at our handy gigs calendar.

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