Fontana North Announces A Distribution Deal With Xtra Mile Recordings

Frank turner third three years
Launch Party To Take Place In Toronto With Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Featuring Beans On Toast At The Horseshoe March 9, 2015

Fontana North is thrilled to announce an enhanced distribution deal with Xtra Mile Recordings, the London-based label founded by Charlie Caplowe.

With a growing roster that includes previously rare and unreleased material from acclaimed musician Frank Turner, records from the insightfully quirky Beans On Toast, and the lovely Esmé Patterson - both labels are excited to be launching this endeavour with a party at The Horseshoe featuring an intimate set from Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls.

This partnership comes just in time to announce three new Xtra Mile digital releases in March.  To Kill A King will be releasing their self-titled album on March 3rd, Beans On Toast will be releasing ‘The Grand Scheme Of Things’ on March 10th, and Frank Turner‘s ‘The Third Three Years’ will be released on the same day.

Tony Tarleton, general manager of Fontana North Label and Artist Services, says, “We are absolutely thrilled to bring Xtra Mile into our family of label partners in Canada. Such a great roster and label and we can’t wait to get to work!”

Charlie Caplowe, founder of  Xtra Mile Recordings says, “Everyone at Xtra Mile is delighted to have found an amazing home for the label in this standalone deal for Canada. The Fontana North team from Tony (Tarleton) down are fully engaged and share our excitement at trying to build our artists and label as a whole into this absolute key territory for us. We can’t wait to get cracking.”
Since 2003, Xtra Mile Recordings has been dedicated to providing artists with the opportunity to do what they love and have since remained a fixture on the UK indie scene by continuously releasing great music by the likes of Against Me!, Reuben, Cheap Girls, Billy The Kid, Skinny Lister and more in North America, Europe & the UK.

Fontana North, based in Toronto was founded in 2006 (after operating for 1 ½ years as MapleNationwide) and has received the Independent Music Distributor of the Year award six years in a row at the Canadian Music Industry Awards from 2008 to 2013. Fontana North’s roster includes some of the world’s best independent labels and artists such as Warp Records, The Bros. Landreth, Rise Records, Nevado MusicDowntown Records and Kim Churchill.