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The Xcerts Thursday 28th November at Banquet Records, 6:00pm As part of their UK tour for the tenth anniversary of their adored debut full length album titled In The Cold Wind We Smile, The Xcerts make a welcome return to Kingston to play an acoustic set in the shop. In The Cold Wind We Smile showcases a charming set of songs from the Aberdeen alt-rockers in a crossover between indie-rock and emo-punk. Fans of Deaf Havana, Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic and Jimmy Eat World should check this out. LP is pressed on 180g white vinyl, includes a fold-out poster + download code. CD features a bonus disc of extra tracks. In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of In The Cold Wind We Smile (10th Anniversary) from us. Albums will be posted unless you select 'Collect In Shop' when checking out, tickets are for collection from the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. CD | LP
Vinnie Caruana Sunday 15th December at Banquet Records, Midday With his new solo EP out now, Vinnie Caruana plays an acoustic set in the shop. You'll recognise Vinnie as the frontman of The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche and we're delighted to welcome him back to the shop in celebration of his new solo EP Aging Frontman. Not afraid to take himself too seriously with the title and cover artwork, the personal EP is his most accomplished and poignant solo release to date. Vinnie has this to share: “This is as personal as I’ve ever been with the listener. The people who listen to my music know me. I’ve personally met most of them at shows and we have a relationship. This is just another layer. I’m still looking for answers. We all are. We have to keep finding the beauty in life, no matter how hard life can sometimes make it for us. I want to keep being the best version of myself until I die.” This never-ending desire to find and hold on to beauty and peace of mind, despite the chaos and frequent ugliness of the world we all live in, is something that has always inspired Caruana to write and perform music, and to connect with his fans and this record is without a doubt the finest distillation of that ethos, and of Caruana’s formidable talent as a singer/songwriter. In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Aging Frontman from us. All albums + Tickets are for collection in the shop on the day of the event. 12"