Straight Lines, Jonah Matranga, Dive Dive and Beans On Toast news from Xtra Mile Recordings

Xtra Mile Recording’s Welsh rockers Straight Lines are gearing up for their second headline tour of the UK in November, before concentrating on recording new material for their follow up to the excellent debut album Persistence In This Game.

The Kerrang! album of the week and much lauded Persistence In This Game was released eary this year picking up great reviews from the music press and was followed by a summer of touring.

The band managed to release three singles from the album during this time, Runaway Now, Loose Change and Say It For Your Sake.

You can catch Straight Lines on their UK tour at the following venues;

18 Joiners, Southampton
19 HOT DAMN! @ The Purple Turtle, London
21 The Boileroom, Guildford
23 Nottingham, Rock City (Basement)
24 Central Station, Wrexham, Wales
25 The Flapper, Birmingham
26 Corporation, Sheffield
27 York Stereo, York
28 Stereo, Glasgow
29 Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
30 The Well, Leeds


Jonah Matranga (Far)

Jonah Matranga of Far will be in the UK for a short tour in November, the dates are as follows;

November 2010
10 Brixton, UK – Windmill
11 Newcastle, UK – Trillian’s
12 Manchester, UK – Venue TBC
14 Trier, DE – Exhaus
15 Duisburg, DE – Steinbruch
16 Newport, UK – Le Pub
17 London, UK – Garage (Upstairs)

Far’s ‘At Night We Live’ and Jonah Matranga’s ‘AND’ are out now on Xtra Mile Recordings.


Dive Dive new single, album and re-issue of back catalogue

Oxford based quartet Dive Dive have stepped out from being Frank Turner’s band bringing singer Jamie Stewart with them for their third self produced album Potential, to be released in January 2011.

The first track to be taken from the album is Liar which will be released on November 29th.

Having had three years with three quarters of the band accompanying folk-rock trailblazer Frank Turner all over the world, their punchy post-hardcore has been refined and fuelled by a renewed desire to play together. As well as the release of ‘Potential’ next year, both of Dive Dive’s previous albums will be available to buy from your favourite digital outlets on 29th November.

Since 2001, Dive Dive have been a growing concern. From their debut in 2005, ‘Tilting At Windmills’ came a barrage of positive press and fan adulation. The Independent, The Fly, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, BBC, NME and John Peel himself all fawned over their initial burst of high-octane energy. Their second album, ‘Revenge of the Mechanical Dog’, released in 2007, built upon their scathing riffs and stop-start dynamics.

They are set to support Frank on his December UK tour – meaning swift diva-like costume changes on the night between sets – which precedes the single release.

1st – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen  0844 499 9990
2nd – ABC, Glasgow  0844 499 9990
3rd – 53 Degrees, Preston  01772 893 000
4th – The Plug, Sheffield  SOLD OUT
5th – Regal, Oxford  0871 230 5595
6th – Corn Exchange, Cambridge  01223 578 000
7th – Guildhall, Southampton  0238 063 2601
8th – Lemon Grove, Exeter  01392 263 518
10th – Academy, Leicester  0844 477 2000
11th – O2 Academy, Liverpool  0844 477 2000
12th – Brixton Academy, London  0844 477 2000


Beans On Toast second album

Beans On Toast will release the follow-up to his two disc 50 track debut ‘Standing On A Chair’ on his birthday, 1st December, eschewing the industry standard of records being released every Monday. It’s called ‘Writing on the Wall’ and it’s 30 minutes of music to celebrate his 30th year on the planet.

This time his distinctive vocals and battered, half size acoustic guitar is joined by a full band, bringing new dimensions to his core oeuvre of direct, poignant, hilarious tales and observations. Rooted in the confessional and anecdotal, Jay’s (Bean’s On Toast) direct, three-chord approach is this time bolstered by a full array of instruments. They complement the already colourful wordplay and bring a new dimension to the melody of his songs, making his honest yarns of drugs, love and friendship larger-than-life.

To celebrate the release of ‘Writing on the Wall’ Beans on Toast will be holding a special Album Launch Party at The Nest in London on the 2nd December.

Album Launch Party @ The Nest
36 Stoke Newington Road
N16 7XJ
8pm – 4am / £6

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