It is with great pride and pleasure to announce London-based indie label Xtra Mile Recordings have scooped up FOUR nominations at the forthcoming AIM Awards 2012, including BEST SMALL LABEL.
Xtra Mile artist Frank Turner won two awards at the inaugural event last year – Hardest Working Artist, and Best Live Act. Once again they are the two categories that Frank is nominated for this year. Welsh rockers Future Of The Left receive the coveted nomination of Best Indie Album for their third and critically praised album ‘the plot against common sense’ released in June of this year. And with Xtra Mile’s nomination for Best Small Label bringing the tally to four, the only other label that have received more nominations are Beggars Group and Ninja Tune.
Managing Director and founder of Xtra Mile Charlie Caplowe says: “Last year’s AIM awards were the first time we’d been in the same room as some of the most inspiring and successful independent labels and people in the business. To not only be invited back this year but also to actually be involved in 4 nominations in 2012, is absurdly brilliant.”
To celebrate Xtra Mile are hosting a night at the Bull & Gate on 16th October in conjunction with Club Fandango where we will be showing off our impressive roster of up and coming talent as well as some familiar Xtra Mile faces. Headlining the night is Future Of The Left, with Chris T-T & The Hoodrats, and Fighting Fiction also on the bill. The incomparable Beans On Toast will be compering the evening’s festivities, the mighty Sonic Boom Six will be DJ-ing and there are special guests still to be announced.
Tickets are £10 in advance from here: http://www.wegottickets.com/bullandgate/event/187816
The award nominations are a great achievement that caps off what has been an incredible year for a label so heavily affected by the London riots in August 2011. Since that devastating event, Xtra Mile has grown exponentially signing a wealth of new bands including US punks Against Me!,
Best Album nominees Future Of The Left, Scottish indie legend Mull Historical Society, Derry rockers Fighting With Wire and ones to watch Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun. We’ve had Frank Turner perform as part of the Olympic 2012 Opening Ceremony with label mates, Jim Lockey, Ben Marwood and Emily Barker in his backing band – playing to almost 200,000 people over 2 nights of rehearsals and the opening ceremony itself – as well as the 25 million viewers on the BBC. Frank has also had his albums ‘England Keep My Bones’ (2011) and ‘Love, Ire & Song’ (2008) certified silver in the UK and he sold out his headline show at the enormous Wembley Arena venue in April of this year. We have set up European distribution with Kartel who help promote our whole roster throughout Europe and more recently joined the ILG partnership for distribution throughout North America. And if all that wasn’t enough we created a new website store – providing an outlet for fans to buy direct from us offering exclusive packages, downloads and merchandise and all our general releases.
For more information on Xtra Mile artists and releases please visit www.xtramilerecordings.com