Sunday, 2 December 2012

Best Of Shepherd's Bush Empire, Movember, New CD, Last Shows of 2012

Yes y'all,

Been so busy recently, I've barely found time to get a post together! If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you'll know why ;)

-------Best Of Shepherd's Bush Empire-------

A few weeks ago we got one of the best phonecalls ever.... The legendary Tower Of Power wanted us to support them at London's prestigious Shepherd's Bush Empire. Needless to say we said 'YES' and loaded our van up for the trip from Leeds to London. It ended up looking a bit like this....

Photos courtesy of Caitlin Mogridge

We'd like to say a massive THANK YOU to Tower Of Power (especially for the shout outs!), all the staff at Shepherd's Bush Empire, and everyone who came through and rocked with us from the first song for an incredible evening. It was the best show of our lives.... so far! ;)


Although we didn't grow facial hair this year, we did our bit for Movember by playing a charity show at Holmfirth Picturedrome. Last we heard £2000 was raised for charity... nice one!

--------NEW CD--------

Pigeonhole This! have very kindly allowed us to produce a VERY limited run of CD's that contain our 2012 singles 'Last Day' and 'Won't Stay Down' including the awesome remixes by Doorly and SpectraSoul. These are only going to be available at LIVE shows, so make sure you try and come see us before they all go!

P.S we're working on the follow up to this right now! ;)

------LAST SHOWS OF 2012------

If you want to get one of these CDs, these are our last shows of 2012!

The Wardrobe, Leeds
14th December 2012, 22PM
Concorde 2 W/ Craig Charles, Brighton
15th December 2012, 21:30PM
Zetland W/ Grooverider, Huddersfield
21st December 2012, 22PM

One Love,


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Ibiza Rocks, Fearne Cotton, Jaguar Skills, Summer roundup

Photo courtesy of Ricky Allen (

Yes y'all...

It's been an amazing summer for us this year (despite the rubbish weather) as we released our first official singles, video, compilation features, magazine features, and Radio 1 plays.... 

------IBIZA ROCKS------

We were lucky enough to have our track 'LAST DAY' featured on the latest Ibiza Rocks compilation... disc 2 track 14 :)

If you've not heard the single yet, listen to clips below... 


------JAGUAR SKILLS------

The DJ with ninja-like skills also saw fit to include the track on the 'Jaguar Skills and His Amazing Friends' album that dropped on Ministry Of Sound in August...

------FEARNE COTTON------

Fearne Cotton played 'Duke Dumont feat. Extra Curricular - No Money Blues' on her daytime Radio 1 show.... listen again here (41 mins in)

Alternatively, listen to it on the Turbo Recordings Soundcloud page....

We were really pleased Duke Dumont asked us to be involved in the EP and look forward to doing more work together in the future. Support the Duke and buy from iTunes HERE


Finally, we want to say a big massive thankyou to everyone who made this summer special for us... the promoters, audiences, labels, magazines, and radio shows that have helped us really 'launch' the band this year... we did this little mix for y'all.... yours for free obviously ;)

One Love,


Monday, 27 August 2012

Extra Curricular with Labrinth at Brownstock, Won't Stay Down (FULL).

Photo by Ewan Cawood
Yes y'all

We've got one of our biggest festival slots to date coming up this weekend.... we've been asked by Brownstock festival to play on the main stage just before Labrinth, their Saturday night headliner. As you can see from the picture below the rest of the festival features big name acts such as Nero, Zane Lowe, Grandmaster Flash, and The Futureheads.

We're obviously honoured to be asked to perform and will do our best to hype the crowd for the man with the "Earthquake".

-------WON'T STAY DOWN--------

When we first dropped Won't Stay Down on Pigeonhole This! it was described like this.....

DJ Magazine "...epic, life-affirming bass music..."

Flavour Magazine "Beautifully dirty!"

Zane Lowe


After this.... it went to number 11 in the iTunes Electronic chart....

To celebrate our upcoming show at Brownstock we've decided to upload the track IN FULL to our Soundcloud account. Have a listen...

If you like it, please help support the band by purchasing it from iTunes, or Amazon

Last thing.... if you're in the London area this weekend, but are not going to Brownstock we are also playing at the Jamm in Brixton this FRIDAY. Event page HERE

One Love,


Monday, 6 August 2012

Extra Curricular & Doorly present: LAST DAY

Yes y'all

Gonna cut to the chase super-quick on this one....

Our second single 'Last Day' is out now on iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, and whatever other digital retailer you like to use. Just click on the store name :)

Here are a few previews.... There is our original version, a rework by Doorly, two SpectraSoul remixes, and an acoustic version recorded by On't Sofa.

As you can see we've been lucky enough to have some amazing support from the guys at Radio 1... in particular Annie Mac, Toddla T, and Friction... big up to those guys and their producers for playing our music. 

You too can help, by sharing the buy links on FB and Twitter... last time people did this we got to an amazing number 11 in the iTunes electronic charts.

One Love,


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Extra Curricular with Tinchy Stryder, Vince Kidd, Marlon Roudette, and Frances R Wood, Last Day on Radio 1, Won't Stay Down

Yes y'all

So, this weekend we had the pleasure of performing alongside some of the Chart's biggest names.... in a park in Huddersfield! This event was part of Huddersfield's Concerts In The Park.

The picture at the start of this post was our view from the stage shortly before performing.... below are a few of our favourites from the rest of the day (sunshine included!)

FRANCES R WOOD (The Voice) + our boy THABO!

Also, special shouts to all the other Huddersfield acts (Apache Tears, Shedmen, and French Soul Party) on the bill who, along with an amazing audience, did the town proud! 

---------LAST DAY FIRST RADIO 1 PLAY--------

On monday night, DJ Friction played a remix of our track Last Day on his show... and made it his remix of the week! It was remixed by the super-talented SpectraSoul. We're hyped to see how this track does over summer as the initial response has been amazing! Listen again below.... from 31mins in!

-------WON'T STAY DOWN-------

And finally... our first single Won't Stay Down is out on Monday. It's being released on Doorly's 'Pigeonhole This!' label and he's also done the craziest DnB mix as part of the package. Also included will be an acapella so all you DJs and producers and get your hands on some prime remix material! Check the Soundcloud player below for a preview, and check your favourite digital outlet on Monday to get the full tracks!

Won't Stay Down [Out June 18th on PHT!] by Extra Curricular

One Love,


Thursday, 10 May 2012

YES! Extra Curricular with Professor Green, Reverend and The Makers, DJ Yoda, and Doorly.

Yes y'all,

So we've just about come to after one very fun bank holiday weekend! We played alongside Professor Green, Reverend and The Makers, DJ Yoda, and Doorly at the last ever Afterparty Warehouse Experience at Bates Mill. As you can imagine it was a little bit NUTS!

Pictures speak louder than words and all that, so here are a few of our favourites:

Extra Curricular

Professor Green

Reverend and The Makers

DJ Yoda


Big thanks to the Afterparty guys, particularly Doorly and Bongo Dave, for putting together such a unique night!

--------------Music Video--------------

We knew the show would be big, so we also enlisted the help of music video producer AshTV to come down and capture some live footage as part of a music video for, the yet unreleased track, 'Last Day'. See if you can spot him on this picture ;)

We're in Sheffield this weekend (Saturday 12th May) headlining Dada Club on Trippets Lane. If you're from there, live there, or a near there make sure you come through!

Next time I'll be posting our tour dates for summer and our release dates.... hang tight!

One Love,


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

WIN TICKETS to the Afterparty Warehouse Experience!

Our view last time we hit the AP Warehouse stage...
Yes y'all

As the countdown begins to this weekend's MASSIVE show we have 2 tickets to give away. The lineup on the night is Professor Green, DJ Yoda, Reverend and The Makers, Doorly, Extra Curricular, The Squatters, Full Hott, Let's Get Funked, Bongo Dave, Nicola Bear, and Simon G. Here is the flyer...

Buy tickets from HERE
FB event page HERE

To WIN TICKETS, all you need to do is share this blog post either on Facebook or Twitter. Then, hit us up on our Facebook page or our Twitter to let us know that you have.... easy! The winner will be announced on Thursday.

To BUY TICKETS, all you need to do is head to the official Afterparty WEBSITE

We have also been informed that this will be the LAST EVER Afterparty Warehouse Experience. The night is run by two amazing individuals... Doorly and Bongo Dave. These events take months of planning and, to put it simply, there are not enough hours in the day! Doorly has a ridiculous international touring schedule to maintain and Bongo Dave is soon to be a dad! We're honoured to have been asked to play not one, but TWO times at this incredible event and will be as sad as you are to see it go. So, make sure you're there to witness a little bit of clubbing history... enter the competition, buy some tickets, grab your mates, and get ready for one hectic farewell!

THERE ARE ONLY 200 TICKETS LEFT.... the Warehouse only holds 1500, make sure you're one of the lucky few!

Free download from us....

One Love,


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Last Day (acoustic), Behind The Scenes, Free Download

Yes y'all

A couple of weeks later than I promised, but here it is.... an acoustic version of Last Day shot by the On't Sofa team. We're in the process of locking down a release schedule for this track... so watch this space!

Ever wondered what an Extra Curricular rehearsal looks/sounds like? Thabo just bought himself a shiny new camera and has been making some wicked little clips of pretty much everything he sees:

We loved that jam so much that we've decided to turn it into a 'proper' song - keep your ears peeled.

and finally.....

If you haven't already copped our FREE download of You Should Know Me By Now.... you should go and get it right now... from here:

One Love,


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

New Track 'Procedure', Upcoming LIVE shows, Progression, Ball-Zee freestyle

Yes y'all,

Let's get straight down to business..... the year is 2012, we're about to go in deep - there's lots we have to keep to ourselves for the minute and, trust me, we hate keeping secrets from you.... but it will all be worth it.... 

First up, here's a new promo video we've made for 2012. It contains video footage from our summer/autumn tour last year along with a brand new track that we road-tested.... it's called 'Procedure' and it's a bit of a banger!

Speaking of live shows, we've got one coming up at the end of the month....

Sunday 26th February - Extra Curricular LIVE @ Hifi Club, Leeds
Doors 10pm
Event page -

If you've never been down to the Hifi Club on a Sunday you need to make sure you get yourself here this time! It's the only place where the end of the weekend doesn't exist and everyone is in party mode. Wicked music until 4am and free entry all night... can't say fairer than that. We're going to be playing some BRAND NEW tracks that we've been working on over winter.

P.S Peep our revamped website at - lots of shiny new pictures and the like.


Jack Flash dropped the Progression album earlier this month.... go cop it HERE

------BALL ZEE ON'T SOFA-------

Ball-Zee dropped an exclusive beatbox freestyle when we went to visit the On't Sofa team. Absolutely sick as usual....

We also performed an exclusive acoustic version of one of our new singles which we will show you next month once it has been edited.

One Love,