We’re very pleased to announce that Coasts have signed with Fairbanks Endorsements. The band who have recently signed with Capital Records have exploded over the last few months with sold out shows here and in the USA. They’re just been on a US tour with Bad Suns and will be returning to the US in April for their own headline tour. The band will be playing SXSW and then briefly coming back to the UK for a headline show at the Scala on March 30th. They’ve also been confirmed for Coachella.
Boy Jumps Ship’s new single “Call To Arms” is Kerrang! Radio’s ‘Single of the Week’ this week and can be heard at 11:30 am each day.
the single comes from the new EP that comes out on June 2nd and can be pre-ordered from www.loversandfighters.bigcartel.com
Fairbanks Endorsements band Boy Jumps Ship head out in Feb and March on the Generator / Arts Council “Mapped Out” Tour.
Boy Jumps Ship formed in 2010 and hail from the North East of England, playing anthemic guitar led alt rock, laden with an honesty and integrity of a bygone time.
In early 2011 Boy Jumps Ship released their exuberant “Engines” EP that received critical acclaim from esteemed press such as Kerrang! and Rock Sound. This was followed up with the Peter Miles (Futures, We Are The Ocean, Canterbury) produced “Be Good. Be Gracious” EP that gained excellent support from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Daniel P Carter, along with strong support from XFM and Kerrang!.
A UK tour followed allowing the band to hone their electrifying live show which has seen the band support We Are The Ocean, The Xcerts, Francesqa, Futureheads and Maximo Park to name but a few.
2013 saw Kerrang! highlight the band in the best emerging bands around the regions alongside Mallory Knox,Marmozets and Blitz Kids. Further touring followed including a main stage slot at Evolution Festival.
The band recently entered the studio again with Pete Miles to record their new EP, set to be released in early 2014, a year that will see Boy Jumps Ship emerge as a key band in the hearts of many.
‘…maturity beyond their years, enigmatic sound-bites nestled between soaring refrains that wouldn’t disgrace Biffy Clyro.’ –Kerrang! Magazine.
‘Gang Vocals, poptastic hooks and catchy choruses …don’t be surprised when these dudes have you singing along with them this summer’ – Rock Sound
‘Choruses so large you might have to get an extension built onto your house in order to accommodate them.’ – Front Magazine
In response to Arts Council England’s desire to support the development of artistic talent for the UK music industry, leading Music Development Agency, Generator, have established a national contemporary music touring network, Mapped Out that will link high quality, industry ready emerging talent to promoters.
In partnership with Liverpool Sound City, Higher Rhythm, Music South West, Community Music East and Clare Edwards (West Midlands), Generator will work with a pool of national live music agents and link emerging talent to an established and developing promoter in each region represented.
Following a scoping exercise by Arts Council who were looking at how they could help develop talent for the UK music industry it was realised that a lack of sustainable promoters throughout the regions of England presented a clear barrier for strong emerging talent to set out on a first tour. Agents from the leading UK live music agencies expressed that this was a clear problem.
In response to this Generator formulated the Mapped Out Programme to ensure the professional development of Live Music promoters in areas where little or no activity of this nature happened. Drawing on the agencies experiences, networks and contacts Generator have assembled a strong team containing all elements needed to tackle the issue and ensure there is continued growth of this sector.
Developing promoters will also benefit from building strong links with national live agents, job shadows with established promoters, networking meetings and promoter master-classes that will cover digital marketing, principles of design and brand building.
The six developing promoters were selected based on commitment, drive and passion in towns where there is insubstantial provision for emerging music. Audience development is an important part of Mapped Out and the information gathered by promoters as the project develops will inform its progress.
Headline artists will benefit from a robust national touring network but there are also talent pathways for emerging artists at a regional level, support acts get the opportunity to play to new audiences as well as be part of the dialogue between national promoters and agents.
There will be a total 12 tours over the three years of the programme with regional and local support expertly selected by regional partners and promoters.
We’re very pleased to announce that Verses have signed to Fairbanks Endorsements to handle their endorsement needs.
The band will be heading out on tour this February in support of their debut album
After years of climbing the ladder the band have drawn upon their personal trials and experiences here, crafting a release that’s as grounded as it is uplifting. Fittingly they’ll be releasing it off their own backs, reluctant to surrender control to a label.
“A lot of the album touches on the idea of learning to accept that things won’t always go the way you want,” Jason explains, “that if you want life to be good, you’ve got to make it good, and enjoy the ride while it lasts. We’ve had a lot of hard times as a band, but have found where we belong, who we want to be. It’s been a gradual process, and now we’re ready to build a career.”
“The way we’re releasing it ties into that,” notes Fish, “We want to get this out to everyone we can, while not answering to anyone but ourselves.”
You’ll be hearing plenty more from Verses in the weeks and months ahead, as they’re set to announce by far their biggest shows to date. The plan for 2014 is simple: tour, tour, tour.
“This time around we want to hit every festival that’s a fit for us,” Jason nods. “It’s going to be our busiest year by far, and we can’t wait to share these new songs with our fans, as well as so many new people. It’s an incredibly exciting time.”
Get ready for something truly remarkable.
We’re pleased to announce that Orange Amps will be providing backline to the new Radstock Festival on 30th March. The festival already has a large number of Orange Amps endorsed bands including recent touring buddies The Blackout & Sonic Boom Six.
We’re pleased to announce that long-time Fairbanks Endorsements clients The Cribs have won the Q Awards “Spirit of Independence” Award.
we just wanted to extend our thanks to
everyone for their support and assistance throughout the years. We are
all totally stoked to have won the ‘Spirit of Independence’ award at
this years Q Awards, and to currently be on another really successful
UK tour almost 10 years after we first headed out on the road. After
scoring a second consecutive top 10 album, and having a killer
festival season on top of that we are pretty blown away to be in the
midst of probably our most successful year to date – which is pretty
wild for a band like us. We really appreciate all the help and belief
that you guys have had in us, and just wanted to let you know that. It
hasn’t been the easiest route, and so having the right people in our
corner has gone a long way!
The Cribs x
We’re super pleased to announce that we’ve signed up We Are The Ocean to Fairbanks Endorsements to handle their endorsement needs worldwide.
WATO are: Liam Cromby, Alfie Scully, Jack Spence and Tom Whittaker.
The band are signed to Hassle Records and have released:
We Are The Ocean EP (self-released, 5th Aug 2008)
Look Alive EP (Hassle Records, 16th Nov 2009)
Cutting Our Teeth (Hassle Records, 1st Feb 2010)
Cutting Our Teeth: Deluxe Edition (Hassle Records, 4th Oct 2010)
Go Now And Live (Hassle Records, 25th Apr 2011)
Go Now And Live: Deluxe Edition (Hassle Records, 31st Oct 2011)
We’re very pleased to announce that The Jezabels have signed with Fairbanks Endorsements to handle their endorsement needs worldwide.
Debut Album – Prisoner
Revelation is part of The Jezabels’ art. Three EPs have led us this far. The Man Is Dead. She’s So Hard. Dark Storm. Strange jewels dropped along their winding path to who knows where, each more lustrous than the last.
Did you see how they caught the light? Hurt Me broke the US charts, made iTunes’ single of the week. Easy To Love and Mace Spray were indie radio staples; Dark Storm an iTunes #1. AIR and APRA nominations were lavished for records and songwriting.
Meanwhile in the live arena, maybe you’ve been shaken by The Jezabels’ cocktail of power and elegance, at one of their sold out headline shows around the world, or at any number of festivals that left critics gasping, from Oz inkies to UK glossies to Austin’s SXSW:
“Commanding…epic…brilliant…menacing…purring, roaring, soaring… intellectual ferocity…pyromaniac intensity…imagination and emotional rawness…thundering…threatening…exuberant rock’n’roll swagger…”
So much for peeking through the keyhole. With Prisoner, their debut album, The Jezabels are released at last.
We’re pleased to announce that Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun have signed with Fairbanks Endorsements to look after their Artist Relations within the endorsement world.
We’re really excited to be working with the band who we’ve followed for a while and it’s great to be working with another band from the Xtra Mile label.
Hotly tipped Cheltenham quartet, Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun deliver their blend of Alt.County/Rock with the passion and vigor of the greats. Recently signed to Xtra Mile Recordings, and championed by label mate Frank Turner, the band have kicked off 2012 in earnest. These early months have seen the band named as one of NME’s ‘bands to watch’, perform at SXSW Festival and release their eagerly awaited follow up to 2010’s ‘Atlases’ to critical acclaim and airplay on BBC Radio 1 being named ‘Next Hype’ on Zane Lowe’s evening show.
‘Death’ – released on 9th April 2012 through Xtra Mile Recordings – is a passionate, poetic and engaging album making them one of the most exciting new bands in British music. Produced by Peter Miles (King Blues, Crazy Arm, Futures) ‘Death’ encapsulates the band’s vast sound as the young quartet draw from a plethora of influences including alt.country folk and hardcore punk. Showcasing their incredible storytelling talent ‘Death’ takes listeners on a journey with soaring tracks such as ‘Everything And The Heart’ and ‘New Natives’ sitting elegantly with more stark songs like ‘Our Fathers’ which bring Jim’s incredible voice and lyrics to the fore. Glorious album opener, ‘England’s Dead’ – with its spiralling song structure – and anthemic follow up ‘A Song About Death’ alongside anarcho-folk banger ‘Warriors’ and the introspective ‘Home / Hospitals’ have secured the album accolades and support from contemporaries and press alike.
The bands visceral approach to live shows creates an innovative and arresting sound; crammed with hook -filled soaring harmonies, country/punk rhythms and passionately honest lyrics – likened to Bright Eyes, Frank Turner and The Gaslight Anthem In three short years these anarcho-anglo rockers have incessantly toured the country, including as main support on Frank Turner’s February 2011 UK Tour plus shows alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, Dry the River, Johnny Flynn, Alessi’s Ark and Pete Doherty. In the 2011 they performed at numerous festivals such as the Big Chill, Beautiful Days, Wychwood and Y-Not, including a packed performance as headliners on the second stage at 2000trees