Xtra Mile Recordings

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Xtra Mile Recordings
FounderCharlie Caplowe
Distributor(s)ADA, Proper Music Distribution
GenreRock music
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Official websiteXtraMileRecordings.com

Xtra Mile Recordings are a British independent record label based in London, England. The label was founded in 2003 by Charlie Caplowe and they release an eclectic mix of genres with a focus on rock and folk.


The label first signed the artists Million Dead and Reuben in 2003[1][2] and subsequently released Frank Turner's solo albums after the split of Million Dead in 2005.[3][4] While signed with Xtra Mile, Frank Turner has gone on to perform at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics[5] and sell out Wembley Arena.[6]

On 8 August 2011 Xtra Mile were badly affected by the 2011 England riots, when the Sony Music warehouse that stored their records was set on fire.[7]

Since the label's inception it has continued to support and break new artists and bands.[8] Xtra Mile has released numerous charting albums from acts including Skinny Lister[9] and Will Varley.[10] In recent years the label has announced distribution deals outside the UK in countries such as the US[11] & Canada.[12]

On 4 July 2017, Xtra Mile were featured on BBC Radio 1's Independents' Day Takeover hosted by Huw Stevens.[13]



List of artists on Xtra Mile Recordings:


List of artists no longer with Xtra Mile Recordings:

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  1. ^ "Interview: Charlie Caplowe, Founder of the Xtra Mile Label". Yorkshiretimes.com. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ Will Murphy (29 April 2015). "Global Arts & Culture with a Local Accent". Thethinair.net. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Million Dead to split". NME. 14 September 2005.
  4. ^ [1] [dead link]
  5. ^ Tim Jonze. "Frank Turner warms up crowd for Olympics opening ceremony | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  6. ^ Gee, Catherine. "Frank Turner, Wembley Arena, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Independent record labels fear ruinous stock loss in London Riots Fire". The Guardian. UK. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  8. ^ Stassen, Murray (23 March 2015). "Xtra Mile: 'We want to be artist friendly' | Labels". Music Week. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Xtra Mile Recordings Partners with INresidence Artist Services". Ingrooves.com. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Fontana North Announces a Distribution Deal with Xtra Mile Recordings | Fontana North". www.fontananorth.com. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  13. ^ "BBC Radio 1 - Huw Stephens, Independents' Day Takeover". Bbc.co.uk. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  14. ^ "BERRIES sign to Xtra Mile Recordings // New single 'Copy' out 22 January 2021". Xtra Mile Recordings. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Billy The Kid Signs to XMR". The Ruckus. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  16. ^ "XTRA MILE RECORDINGS SIGN AGIT PUNK DUO DEUX FURIEUSES // SECOND ALBUM LATER IN 2019". Xtra Mile Recordings. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  17. ^ "Xtra Mile Sign To Kill A King". MusicWeek. Retrieved 5 August 2013.

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