FRANK TURNER: THE FIRST TEN YEARS VINYL BOX SET OUT 20 NOVEMBER 2015 // PREORDER NOW

For those of the vinyl persuasion, and who have been crying out for more Frank Turner releases to bulk out your already bulging shelves, your pleas have been answered.

On 20 November 2015, Xtra Mile Recordings will release a seven LP boxset featuring The FirstSecond and Third Three Years on double, coloured vinyl in gatefold sleeves, and an exclusive single disc entitled Ten For Ten. Featuring 77 tracks, the four records span Frank's 10-year solo journey. The box set will come in a beautifully presented box, an exclusive print on heavyweight paper, and a download code for every track. This first run is limited to 1000 copies.

You can preorder this amazing artefact of history chronicling Frank's musical explorations and inspirations by clicking here. [Please note, LPs will only be available as part of the box set currently and Ten For Ten will be available on 20 November as a separate digital download]

This essential box set will fill in the gaps between the six studio albums on vinyl, giving you almost every non-album recording that has ever been released officially by Frank Turner*, on a heavyweight physical format with full-size artwork, sleeve notes and that freshly-minted smell vinyl fans know so well. (*minus some digital-only covers, 7" alternate versions, acoustic versions of album tracks, and the already-released Buddies 10" mini-album with Jon Snodgrass)

This will be the first time that The Second and Third Three Years are released on vinyl, with The First Three Years finally getting an official vinyl release in the UK. These albums collect a huge selection of non-album tracks — live sessions, unreleased demos, covers, outtakes, alternative versions and other exclusive songs.

For Ten For Ten Frank has handpicked 10 tracks previously unavailable on a physical release including 'Old Flames' featuring Billy the Kid, the original demo of 'The Ballad Of Me and My Friends', and 'Atlanta Curse'.

From the earliest recordings — 'Longing For the Day' from the 4-track CD demo and 'The Real Damage' from the split 7" with Reuben — to previously download-only B-sides from the Tape Deck Heart sessions, among the gems on offer across the Three Years discs are: all the songs released on Campfire PunkrockThe Real DamageRock & Roll and most from other EPs; beloved covers of Queen's 'Somebody To Love', ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' and Bruce Springsteen's 'Thunder Road'; deluxe album bonus tracks turned fan favourites like 'Hold Your Tongue' and 'Song For Eva Mae'; tracks from hard-to-find vinyl releases like the Jonah Matranga and Franz Nicolay splits; the original demo of 'Broken Piano'; alternative live and recorded versions of 'Father's Day', 'Jet Lag' and 'Imperfect Tense'; and exclusives to the releases which include the impeccable Postal Service cover 'The District Sleeps Alone Tonight', the demo of 'Something of Freedom' and the BBC session of 'Song to Bob'.

The set is released right in the middle of an extensive UK tour, tickets for which are still on sale here.

The full tracklisting for the box set is below.

The First Three Years

Side A
1. The Real Damage [from Xtra Mile Single Sessions Vol. 4 7”]
2. Nashville Tennessee [from Campfire Punkrock EP]
3. Thatcher Fucked the Kids [from Campfire Punkrock EP]
4. This Town Ain't Big Enough For the One Of Me [from Campfire Punkrock EP]
5. Casanova Lament [from Campfire Punkrock EP]
6. I Really Don't Care What You Did On Your Gap Year [from Campfire Punkrock EP]

Side B
7. The Outdoor Type [The Lemonheads cover from split 12” with Jonah Matranga]
8. You Are My Sunshine [traditional cover from split 12” with Jonah Matranga]
9. Sea Legs [from The Real Damage EP]
10. Back To Sleep [from The Real Damage EP]
11. Sunshine State [from The Real Damage EP]
12. Heartless Bastard Motherfucker [from The Real Damage EP]

Side C
13. Pay To Cum [Bad Brains cover from Softcore Tour CD]
14. Fix Me [Black Flag cover from Softcore Tour CD]
15. Hold Your Tongue [Love Ire & Song 7digital bonus track]
16. Front Crawl [Love Ire & Song 7digital bonus track]
17. Jet Lag (Rock) [Love Ire & Song 7digital bonus track]
18. Photosynthesis (Truck Sessions)

Side D
19. Worse Things Happen At Sea (Truck Sessions)
20. Imperfect Tense (Truck Sessions)
21. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight [The Postal Service cover]
22. Smiling At Strangers On Trains [Million Dead cover]
23. Dancing Queen [ABBA cover]
24. Longing For the Day [from 4-track demo CD]

The Second Three Years

Side A
1. Sailor's Boots ['If Ever I Stray' digital B-side]
2. Pass It Along [from Rock & Roll EP]
3. Rock & Roll Romance [from Rock & Roll EP]
4. To Absent Friends [from Rock & Roll EP]
5. The Next Round [from Rock & Roll EP]
6. Song For Eva Mae [from England Keep My Bones Deluxe Edition]

Side B
7. Wanderlust [from England Keep My Bones Deluxe Edition]
8. Balthazar, Impresario [from England Keep My Bones Deluxe Edition]
9. Mr Richards [from iTunes The Road EP]
10. Song To Bob [BBC Radio Session — October 2009]
11. Thunder Road [Bruce Springsteen cover from Under the Influence Vol. 8 7”)

Side C
12. Sally [Kerbdog cover from Pledge: A Tribute to Kerbdog]
13. Barbara Allen [live traditional from Take To the Road DVD]
14. The Quiet One [Mark Mulcahy cover from Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy]
15. Build Me Up Buttercup [The Foundations cover from 1969: Key to Change]
16. Linoleum [NOFX cover]
17. The Slow Train [Flanders and Swann cover]

Side D
18. The Greatest Day [Take That cover from BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session]
19. My Poor Friend Me [Bad Religion cover from Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion]
20. On A Plain [from Nirvana Nevermind: Forever Kerrang! covermount]
21. Father's Day [live from Take To the Road DVD]
22. Last Christmas [live from Take To the Road DVD]

The Third Three Years

Side A
1. Somebody To Love [Queen cover from 'I Still Believe' Record Store Day 2012 7”]
2. Hits & Mrs [from Losing Days digital EP]
3. Sweet Albion Blues [from Polaroid Picture digital EP]
4. Riot Song [from Fuck the Fire Xtra Mile compilation]
5. Something of Freedom [demo]
6. Fields of June [with Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo from 'Fields of June' 7”]

Side B
7. Happy New Year [with Jon Snodgrass] 
8. American Girl [Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers cover]
9. There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner [Noël Coward cover with Franz Nicolay from Sings Noël Coward 7” split EP]
10. Pancho & Lefty [Townes Van Zandt cover from Spotify Session EP with Jim Eno]
11. Bigfoot [The Weakerthans cover]

Side C
12. Live & Let Die [Paul McCartney and Wings cover from iTunes Session]
13. The Corner [Cory Branan cover from The Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Compilation]
14. Kiera [Tony Sly cover from The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute]
15. Plain Sailing Weather [the Cutting Room Sessions]
16. Tell Tale Signs [from iTunes Session]

Side D
17. The Way I Tend To Be [from iTunes Session]
18. The Ballad of Me and My Friends (live) [performed at The Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN]
19. Broken Piano (demo) 
20. Born To Run [Bruce Springsteen cover from the Cutting Room Sessions]
21. Dan's Song (live) [performed at The Engine Shed, Lincoln, UK]

Ten For Ten

Side A
1. Old Flames (featuring Billy the Kid)
2. The Next Storm (original demo)
3. Hits & Mrs (full-band demo)
4. I Am Disappeared (live)
5. Wessex Boy (original demo)

Side B
6. Atlanta Curse
7. Redemption (Matt Nasir mix)
8. Isabel (live)
9. Substitute (live session)
10. The Ballad of Me and My Friends (original demo)

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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.

BILLY THE KID NEW SINGLE OUT 15 DECEMBER 2014 // NEW VIDEO 'THE RIVERBANK' // 'HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES' LIMITED VINYL PREORDER // WITH AGAINST ME! & NORTHCOTE NOVEMBER TOURS

Billy the Kid's new AA single 'The Riverbank'/'This Sure As Hell Ain't My Life' [featuring Frank Turner] has a brand new video (directed by Ben Morse), which you can watch right now below. Taken from album Horseshoes & Hand Grenades - out now on iTunes, via Amazon and Xtra Mile Recordings web shop - the AA single will be released on 15 December 2014.

In further Billy news, thanks to fan demand and overwhelmingly positive response to the Frank Turner-produced album, you can now preorder the limited pressing (300), white vinyl version of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. The vinyl also comes with individually signed art prints and will be available from 10 November 2014.

Following a dream support slot with Billy Bragg on his recent fall/autumn US tour, Billy the Kid is also spending the whole of November with us in the UK, touring with Against Me! and Northcote. Make sure to catch her on some (or all!) of these dates. 

NOVEMBER

Supporting Against Me!

13 Bristol @ Bierkeller
14 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
15 Glasgow @ King Tuts
16 Leeds @ Beckett Students Union
17 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms
18 Manchester @ Academy 2
19 London @ Electric Ballroom

Supporting Northcote

21 Birmingham @ Alfie Birds
22 Bristol @ Birdcage
23 London @ Brixton Windmill
24 Manchester @ Gullivers
25 Leeds @ Brudenell
26 London @ Our Black Heart

RACECAR IS RACECAR BACKWARDS TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION: PREORDER 2CD + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD // WHITE VINYL PREORDER // REPRINT T-SHIRT BUNDLES

The recently-announced 2 CD reissue of Reuben's debut album, Racecar Is Racecar Backwards, is set for release on 3 November 2014, and you can now preorder it - as well as the original album on white vinyl due to popular demand - via Xtra Mile Recordings here.

As well as all the physical niceness, downloaders can preorder the 37-track reissue via iTunes.

Xtra Mile are also offering bundles with the fan-chosen “old school” classic maroon/skeletons Racecar tee, after a frantic and furious Facebook vote. You'll be able to grab the t-shirt as part of a bundle with either the CD, vinyl or digital download**bundle link**.

The tracklisting for the 2CD and digital download Ten Year Anniversary Edition reissue is below. The white vinyl contains the original album in full.

CD 1 – Racecar Is Racecar Backwards
 

1. No One Wins the War
2. Horrorshow
3. Stuck In My Throat
4. Oh the Shame
5. Fall of the Bastille
6. Freddy Kreuger
7. Tonight My Wife Is Your Wife
8. Eating Only Apples
9. Our Song
10. Let's Stop Hanging Out
11. Missing Fingers
12. Song For Saturday
13. Moving to Blackwater
14. Wrong and Sorry
15. Parties Break Hearts
16. Dusk

CD 2 – Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

 

1. No One Wins the War (Live at the BBC)
2. Horrorshow (Live at XFM)
3. Stuck In My Throat (Racecar demo)
4. Oh the Shame (Live at Echo FM)
5. Fall of the Bastille (Live at XFM)
6. Freddy Kreugar (Stakeout demo)
7. Tonight My Wife Is Your Wife (Single version)
8. Eating Only Apples (Live at the BBC)
9. Our Song (Racecar demo)
10. Let's Stop Hanging Out (Live at the Barfly for XFM)
11. Missing Fingers (Live at XFM)
12. Song For Saturday (Live at XFM)
13. Moving to Blackwater (Live at the BBC)
14. Wrong and Sorry (Live at the BBC)
15. Parties Break Hearts (Stakeout demo)
16. Dusk (Racecar demo)
17. Alpha Signal Seven (Live at the BBC)
18. Banner Held High (Racecar demo)
19. Stux (Racecar demo)
20. Fuzz's Birthday Song (Surrey Uni demo)
21. Naked interview on XFM

AGAINST ME! NEW SINGLE 'UNCONDITIONAL LOVE' OUT 26 MAY // DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT // FULL ACOUSTIC SET BY LAURA JANE GRACE

Against Me! unleash the incredible new single ‘Unconditional Love’ on 7” picture disc on 26 May and digitally on 9 June. The single will be backed by the beautiful brand new track ‘500 Years’.

This single coincides with the band’s welcome return to the UK at this year’s Download Festival. They join the line-up on the Pepsi Max Stage on Sunday, 15 June. The band have also announced their slot at Hellfest on Saturday, 21 June.

Full European dates are as follows: 

MAY
31   Germany @ Huenxe, Ruhrpott Rodeo

JUNE
1     Belgium @ Aarschot, JH Klinker
3    Czech Republic @ Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
4    Germany @ Hamburg, Knust
5    Germany @ Berlin, Lido
6    Germany @ Dresden, Beatpol
8-9 Germany @ Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park
10   Austria @ Vienna, Arena
11    Austria @ Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm
12   Switzerland @ Bern, Reitschule
13   Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
14   The Netherlands @ Ysselsteyn, Jera On Air Festival
15   UK @ Donington, Download Festival
17    Spain @ Madrid, Sala Riviera (with Bad Religion)
18    Spain @ Barcelona, Sala Razzmatazz (with Bad Religion)
19    Spain @ Vitoria Sala, Jimmy Jazz
21    France @ Clisson, Hellfest Festival

Last month, Laura Jane came over to Europe and stopped by Banquet Records for a packed out and emotional instore and signing. Queues snaked through the streets of Kingston, London and the wonderful folk at Punktastic were on hand to film the event. You can check out LJ's interview with them here, and feast your eyes on the full acoustic set below. Please enjoy.

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