Billy The Kid - Back To You (Xtra Mile Recordings)
Billy The Kid - Back To You

Release Date: 30th June 2014

I recently tweeted about some of my favourite labels around these days and Xtra Mile were in that list without a doubt. One of the reasons is that they continuously uncover artists like Canadian singer-songwriter Billy Pettinger, aka Billy The Kid. If punk-folk is a thing then that is what Billy plays as she strums like a Dylan, Bragg or Young but has the passion in her voice of a Springsteen or Ryan Adams. Forthcoming single 'Back To You' encapsulates all those influences and more (is there a bit of Against Me! and Belly in there as well?) but also contains some cracking lyrics with the chorus refrain of "You learn a lot about a girl from the way she falls apart" being the pick of the bunch. I'm hoping there's a load more to come from Ms Pettinger and judging from the collaborative work she's doing with Sir Frank Turner there is no getting rid of her any time soon.

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Live Dates:

7th June - SO36, Berlin
10th June - Live Music Hall, Cologne
12th June - Live Forum, Milan
17th June - Rosenhof, Lower Saxony
18th June - Scheune, Dresden
19th June - Schlachtof, Wiesbaden
24th June - The Haunt, Brighton
25th June - Gorilla, Manchester

26th June - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds