Winchester songwriter Chris T-T has been nonchalantly putting the world to rights and breaking hearts since 1998. He is equally at home riling the establishment with records like 9 Red Songs, exploring our capital city with his London album trilogy, or getting all lovelorn and sad on 2010's Love Is Not Rescue. Joining the Xtra Mile roster in 2007, thanks to labelmate and fellow Hampshire songwriter Frank Turner, Chris has continued to tour constantly; solo with a guitar, play music halls at a piano, or partner with Brighton-based band The Hoodrats. With The Hoodrats in tow, 2013 saw the release of his ninth album, The Bear, which is Chris at his most angry, his most comical, his most vital. The title track features on the 10th Anniversary Xtra Mile Recordings Singles Sessions 7" alongside To Kill A King. Whatever guise he's in, Chris' humour, left-leaning polemics and sensitivity can be heard through both his words and unaffected voice. A Twitter champion and a modest but exceptional songwriting talent, he is truly a significant voice of modern Britain.