Saturday, 29 March 2014

Studio Studio Studio


Yes y'all,

We've been working hard in the studio these last few weeks. The new music is really taking shape and, for the first time, we are working with some guest vocalists as well as our main man Thabo. This month we've had the incredible Jade America Harris in session…. 


Jade did an Ont' Sofa session with us a few months back and we were so impressed with her vocals we asked her to come and work on some original material with us…



We will be revealing more collaborators as the weeks go by…. but, for now, here are a couple more pictures from our sessions….




One Love,

JB
EC

Sunday, 2 February 2014

TOO LONG SINCE LAST TIME


Yes y'all,

It's been a little while (read: too long!) since we posted on here. Anyway, gonna keep this short as we're in full-on studio mode at the minute.

We've uploaded the FULL audio for Notify and Robbin' Hood here:






We also made a music video for Notify with our good friend AshTV that you can see here:





2014 is going to be full of new music from us…. we're hitting the studio every free minute we've got and are determined to bring out a number of releases including something that may be a little longer than an EP ;)

One love,

JB
EC

Monday, 8 July 2013

Vinyl released, Summer tour (so far...)


Yes y'all,

We've had lots of fun this summer and we're just getting started...


------Vinyl released------

First up, the Notify/Robbin Hood 7inch vinyl was released today on Outta Sight records... have a listen below, and then get to your favourite record store or online retailer to grab a copy...




A huge thankyou to our local BBC Introducing team in Leeds, and the BBC 1XTRA team for making Notify their BBC Introducing 'featured track'... this saw it played everyday on BBC 1XTRA from w/c June 3rd.

Robbin Hood (produced by Lack Of Afro) has been featured numerous times on BBC6 Music courtesy of Mr Craig Charles too.

Watch out for the digital release on July 22nd.


------Tour so far------


Here are a few of our favourite pictures from our summer tour (14 dates so far and counting...)


Meeting Mr Chic himself... Nile Rodgers backstage at Beatherder Festival... personal musical hero.


Hometown show on the outskirts of Huddersfield at the wonderful Picturedrome, Holmfirth.

 Smashing up LDN with the beatbox king Ball-Zee


One Love,

JB
EC


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Sunshine And Snaredrums, UK TOUR


Yes y'all,

So, the sunshine seems determined to show it's face so we decided to give it a little encouragement by making this blissed out mix, perfect for those long, hot summer nights. It's called 'Sunshine And Snaredrums', is free to download, and features all these awesome tracks...



Snarky Puppy - Binky (Extra Curricular intro edit)
Patrice - Sneakers
General Levy - Incredible (Wrongtom remix)
Easy Star All Stars - Billie Jean
Allen Stone - What I’ve Seen
Fat Freddy’s Drop - The Nod
Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor
Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby (Bob Marley)
The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
The Weeknd - Glass Table Girls
Foreigner - Cold As Ice (A.Skillz and Nick Thayer Bootleg)
Opiuo - Robo Booty
Duke Dumont feat. Extra Curricular - No Money Blues
Uffie feat. Pharrell Williams - Add Suv (Armand Van Helden remix)
Bobby Tank - Gurl You Know
Netsky - Love Has Gone
Chase and Status feat. Jenna G - In Love

--------TOUR---------

We're playing shows all over the UK for the next few months. It started on Friday in Huddersfield and looked like this....


We're playing at these venues, on these dates... ticket links included too!

19/04 - Huddersfield, Bar 1:22
Tickets: http://122live.bigcartel.com/

05/05 - Newcastle, Hoochie Coochie
Tickets: http://hoochiecoochie.skiddletickets.com/event.php?id=11834730

11/05 - Holmfirth, The Picturedrome
Tickets: http://www.picturedrome.net/tickets/Extra%20Curricular/20130511.htm

17/05 - York, The Duchess
Tickets: http://theduchessyork.co.uk/whats-on/detail/1174

25/05 - Leeds, Musiquarium w/ The Skints
Tickets: http://www.etickets.to/buy/?e=10139

31/05 - Chester, The Compass
Tickets: http://thecompasschester.com/upcomingevents/

01/06 - London, The Finsbury
Tickets: Not yet available

02/06 - London, De Beauvoir, St. Peter's Church (Acoustic show)
Tickets: Not yet available

08/06 - Leicester, The Soundhouse
Tickets: Not yet available

14/06 - Cardiff, The Moon Club
Tickets: http://www.ents24.com/web/event/Extra-Curricular-The-Moon-Club-Above-The-Full-Moon-Cardiff-3368896.html

21/06 - Cornwall, Rock Oyster Festival
Tickets: http://www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

22/06 - Lincolnshire, Hidden Hill Festival
Tickets: http://hiddenhillfestival.co.uk/tickets/


Hope to see you all soon,

One Love,

JB
EC

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

FREE Download of LAST DAY [Acoustic]


Yes y'all

Last week we hit over 10k views on our debut music video, so as a big thankyou for your continued support we made the acoustic version free to download...






Big thanks to On't Sofa for their expert capturing of the song in a live setting. You can check the video they shot for it here....





.... and finally, here's the full studio version shot by AshTV.....





One Love,

JB
EC

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Recording Finished, Last Day Singalong, Snaps In Motion

Photo courtesy of  Theo Cottle

Yes y'all,

It's been a fantastic start to the year, we've already been up and down the country playing shows but, more importantly, we've finished recording our next EP. It's been a few months in the making, but we're super proud of it... aiming for a May release (famous last words!). Check out our SoundCloud if you need an EC fix before then.


Calrec compressor as used in the final mixes of the EP 

--------LAST DAY SINGALONG--------

We've been noticing more and more that audiences are really 'getting' Last Day.... been some awesome singalongs recently, here's one of our favourites from Motion, Bristol earlier in the month.



The rest of the night was just as awesome, here are a few of our favourite pictures....


Brass section John (sax) and Greg (trumpet) dropping the funk.
Photo courtesy of Theo Cottle

Jack (bass, production) and Grandmaster Melle Mel of the Furious 5


Thabo (vocals) hitting them with the soul... 
(photo courtesy of Theo Cottle http://theosphotos.tumblr.com)


Also playing on the night were The Correspondents, and The Furious 5 (yes, them ones!), so big shouts to those guys and Funk From The Trunk for making the night so memorable.

--------------------------SHOP--------------------------

We've launched an EC shop where you can check out all the official releases, go check it!



One Love,

JB
EC










Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Welcome to 2013, On The Road, No Money Blues


Yes y'all,

A big warm welcome into 2013 from us at EC. We're currently in the studio working on our follow up EP to the Last Day and Won't Stay Down releases we put out last year.

2012 saw us sign our first record deal with DOORLY, sign our first management deal with Finger Lickin' Records, get played on the radio by legends such as Annie Mac and TODDLA T, play on stage with legends such as Tower of Power and Labrinth, play at some of the biggest festivals in the UK, play at some of the sickest venues, shoot our first music video with AshTV Music Video, shoot a TV show pilot with Ont' Sofa (that should be out this month!), meet some amazing talented people, and clock up a fair few thousand motorway miles. We had an absolute ball and want to thank everyone who came to a show, bought our music, or who connected with us on here for making it possible. Not going to be cliched and say 2013 is going to be 'our year', but we're going to try our best to keep making bigger moves and keep improving as a band to make the best music we can.

With that in mind we're eager to get back out on the road and have a few early dates booked in to get the ball rolling:


Looking forward to playing at Hoochie Coochie, The Blind Tiger, and Motion. Also massively looking forward to playing alongside The Correspondents, The Furious 5 (Yes, of 'The Message' and 'White Lines' fame), Tim Westwood in Bristol, and being supported by Bronzehead in Brighton.

-------NO MONEY BLUES-------

Finally, we've been allowed to upload this track from last year. Seems pretty fitting for January's empty pockets. Big up to Duke Dumont on the production!









Released as the lead track on Duke Dumont's 'For Club Play Only' EP, this track racked up club plays all over the World and also featured on many radio shows including: 

Radio 1 and 1XTRA: Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Nick Grimshaw, Toddla T, Fearne Cotton, Rob Da Bank, Trevor Nelson.
Kiss: Sinden
XFM: Eddy TM

Buy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/for-club-play-only-pt.-2-single/id556322733



One Love,

JB
EC