Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun release new single and play King Tut’s

6875262049_537965e5e2_oThis autumn, rising stars Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun release a brand new single ‘Wilderness Of A Wild Youth’ on 21st October 2013 through Xtra Mile Recordings and promote this release with a full UK tour including a date at Glasgow’s King Tut’s this Monday.

This belter of a rock anthem, which has already gained a play on the Radio 1 Review Show – will be released digitally and as part of the Xtra Mile Single Sessions – a series of coloured double A sided 7”s released every Monday in October.

Highly collectable, the 7”s are available with a box, a poster, and a further ten tracks for free for those who buy all four records.

The series is part of Xtra Mile’s tenth anniversary celebrations and Xtra Mile are thrilled to have such an important band to the label included.

Full UK headline tour dates:

18 Leeds Brudenell Social Club

19 Sheffield Corporation

20 Liverpool East Village Arts Club

21 Manchester Sound Control

22 Newcastle The Cluny

23 Glasgow King Tut’s

25 Birmingham  The Rainbow

26 London St Pancras Church

27 Dublin  Academy 2

28 Derry  The Venue 2013

OCTOBER

1 Bristol The Exchange

2 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

3 Nottingham Bodega

4 Guildford The Boileroom

5 Cheltenham 2 Pigs

2013 has been an incredible year for the Cheltenham four-piece – they spent the first part of the year on tour, firstly on their own UK headline jaunt and then as support to the Dropkick Murphy’s on their huge East Coast of America tour.

They then released the double A side single ‘Home/Hospitals’ backed with fan favourite ‘England’s Dead’ which coincided with a show-stopping performance at their home town festival – 2000trees.

Then they got invited to play T In The Park on the BBC Introducing Stage and be playlisted on Radio 1 with daytime plays for their track ‘A Song About Death’.

With a brand new album currently being written – it’s looking like 2014 will be another stellar year.

2012 saw the band tipped by Radio 1’s Zane Lowe as his ‘Next Hype’; tour the full length of the UK with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on their sold out tour and performed live alongside Frank at the Olympics Opening Ceremony to an estimated audience of 25million people.

“Acoustic-led songs that bristle with an energy redolent of a punk rock record collection and live concerts in hot rooms. A blast.”4/5 Kerrang!

“Death is a triumph!”5/5 Big Cheese

“A Mumfords-like blend of folk, country and punk” NME

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