Ahead of their new album, Hold Onto Your Heart, The Xcerts have released a video and single for the title track. The album will be released on January 19, 2018 and the band will follow it up with tour dates in March and April 2018.
Front-man Murray Macleod says: "Hold On To Your Heart was the first song we worked on with our producer Gary Clark and it's a song that we had to write in order for me to create some closure around the end of a 5 year relationship. I'm not kidding when I say the words just poured out of me as if they'd already been written and it took just 15 minutes from writing the first line to recording the whole thing."
"Listening back, in my mind at least, it's almost plays out like a movie montage. Me and my ex partner experienced some ugly moments during the breakup but that's not how I wanted to remember our time together, because our time together was beautiful. I wanted to say goodbye in a way that hadn't been said before and i felt like if i could go back in time and say one thing, to let the person know that they are worth more than the pain they are going through, it would be ‘Hold On To Your Heart'. What i'm trying to say is, don't break broken pieces."
02/18 - Leicester - Academy 2
02/19 - Sheffield - The Plug 2
02/20 - Dublin - Whelans (upstairs)
02/21 - Belfast - Barsub
02/23 - Glasgow - O2 ABC
02/24 - Aberdenn - The Garage
02/25 - Stockton On Tees - The Georgian Theatre
02/26 - Manchester - The Deaf Institute
02/28 - Cambridge - The Portland Arms
03/01 - Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
03/02 - London - Heaven
03/03 - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
03/04 - Southampton - The Joiners