London-based punk rock troubadour Rob Lynch has signed to Xtra Mile Recordings who will release his debut album 'All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul' later in 2014. As he says, "I'm truly honoured to be joining the ranks at Xtra Mile, a label that I have respected for many years for their support of British talent, as well as releasing great records from acts from shores more distant. I'm excited that they are joining me for the journey on my debut album." Rob joins the independent label as it continues to expand in the UK and across the globe with an ever-growing roster that includes Frank Turner, Against Me!, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cheap Girls, Beans On Toast, Sonic Boom Six, To Kill A King, Northcote, Jamie Lenman and many many more.
Lynch has also been announced as support to Charlie Simpson on his May tour, having just finished up the Warped Acoustic Basement Tour in the UK. Not one to shy away from the rigours of the road, he's also playing various festivals including Slam Dunk and a tour-long stint on the formidable Vans Warped Tour Stateside this summer.
To add to this monumental announcement, Lynch has released the music video for 'My Friends & I', a track from the forthcoming album which encourages boisterous sing-alongs and rabble-rousing enthusiasm for friendship but also runs rather deeper. In Lynch's words - "'My Friends & I' on the surface is a pop song about friends, but lyrically covers instances of death and broken relationships. It's an uplifting singalong about life choices." The track was produced by Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) and features guest vocals from Joe Boynton from Transit, amongst a whole gang of Rob's nearest and dearest.
CHARLIE SIMPSON TOUR:
12th Glasgow King Tuts
14th Manchester Deaf Institute
15th Birmingham Academy 2
16th London Islington Academy
17th Brighton Concorde 2
19th Bristol Thekla
FURTHER LIVE DATES:
May 3rd Pirate Satellite Festival, Stuttgart
May 10th Rotterdam Riot, Rotterdam
May 24th - 26th Slam Dunk Festival (Leeds, Hatfield, Wolverhampton)
June 13th - Aug 3rd Vans Warped Tour
'House' star Laurie received star number 2,593 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week.