Northcote to release new album ‘Hope Is Made Of Steel’ on Xtra Mile Recordings

By on July 28, 2015
Northcote - Promo 1 2015

Northcote, led by Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Goud, will release new album Hope Is Made Of Steel September 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings in UK, EU and Australia.

Following a year bulging with gigs — with over 160 performances in 2014/2015 — as well as a tour history that includes playing alongside The Gaslight Anthem on their North American tour, the ever-present Chuck Ragan in Europe, Dave Hause and Twin Forks, the album is enriched with live experience. Coursing with electric guitars, there is a definite rock beast pumping inside the 10 track record.  As Matt says “with this record it is a priority for me to bring a more dynamic show on the road”.

 

Recorded while moving between cities, 3000 miles apart, the album is surging with the energy of movement and the storytelling attached to travel. ‘Small Town Dreams’ is the best example, as it combines the stirring mood of an enveloping wall of sound with all the hopes and dreams of the two characters in the song who wish someday to make it to the big city.

 

‘Leaving Wyoming’ deals with moving on too, taking more of a traditional Northcote approach — the warm, nostalgic feel, the gentile electric chimes, the soaring reverbed vocals — while ‘Bitter End’ captures that Springsteen-like swagger the young Canadian has picked up from tours, and united it with his own way around an adrenal rush of a chorus.

 

Northcote - Hope Is Made Of Steel (Final Cover 72dpi)

Hope Is Made Of Steel tracklisting:

 

  1. This Is Our Time
  2. Bitter End
  3. Small Town Dreams
  4. Hope Is Made Of Steel
  5. Leaving Wyoming
  6. You Could Never Let Me Down
  7. Bracelet
  8. Stronger Than You Know
  9. Just Kids
  10. Your Rock and Roll

 

 

 

 

The band will also tour extensively through the summer and autumn, with some European dates supporting Chuck Ragan. Tour dates are below:

 

European summer tour 2015 (* full band with Chuck Ragan)

 

AUGUST

18 – Stuttgart, Germany

19 – Bern, Switzerland

20 – Zürich, Switzerland

21 – München, Germany

22 – Frequency Festival, Austria

23 – Karlsruhe, Germany*

24 – Wiesbaden, Germany*

25 – Bremen, Germany*

26 – Dortmund, Germany*

27 – Köln, Germany

28 – Saarbrücken, Germany

29 – Münster, Germany

30 – Hamburg, Germany

31 – Berlin, Germany

 

UK tour 2015

SEPTEMBER

02 – London @ Old Blue Last

03 – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club

04 – Manchester @ Soup Kitchen

05 – Nottingham @ Bodega

 

Canada

18 – Toronto Urban Roots Festival

 

Canadian fall tour 2015

OCTOBER

14 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid

15 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange

16 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite

17 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway

20 – Cranbrook, BC @ Key City Theatre

21 – Kelowna, BC @ Flashback’s

22 – Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jack’s

23 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue

24 – Victoria, BC @ Distrikt

30 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s

31 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Capitol Music Club

NOVEMBER

03 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crock’s

05 – Sudbury, ON @ Coulson Night Club

07 – Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe

08 – St. Catharines, ON @ L3

11 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s

13 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

20 – Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar

21 – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Club

22 – Truro, NS @ Champion’s

26 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex

27 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus

28 – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

DECEMBER

27 – Kingston, ON @ The Ale House

 

 

Born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, Northcote’s early exposure to music was a mix of traditional country on AM radio and the hymns he learned at his childhood church. However, it wasn’t until he discovered punk and hardcore music that he realized music’s healing and therapeutic power. Over the past 8 years, few young musicians in Canada have put on as many miles as Goud who toured for years as a member of a post-hardcore band and has more recently transitioned into life on the road as a singer/songwriter with accompaniment by an ever-rotating slew of guests and friend musicians.

 

northcotemusic.com / xtramilerecordings.com

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