Monday, April 02, 2007

Let's Have a Butchers...

Hi there...

as usual, have been running around the like the proverbial headless chicken. But the soon to be Mrs. 17 Seconds and I have now chosen our wedding rings, and i am continuing to get better. Hooray.

As always, there are folks out there who are much more frequent contributors to the world of blogging. matthew over at Song, By Toad has flattered me by posting an Aberfeldy song in my honour (click here), as well as his own review of the Camera Obscura gig from last week, with some great Camera Obscura tracks. Click here

Meanwhile, in my attempt to try and bring the attention of more excellent scottish muisc to the world at large, ladies and gentlemen, I give you Butcher Boy! A seven piece from Glasgow, they should appeal to people who like the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura and Aberfeldy (loath as I am to lump these bands together, but they are more immediate references than, say, Metallica or Public Enemy). They write fantastic songs - and I've been anxious to hear morre ever since I heard a track called Arbor Day last year, whihc features on the recent single 'Girls Make Me Sick.' (funny, when I heard the title I was expecting to hear something in the vein of 'Touch me I'm Sick' by Mudhoney. Needless to say, it's nothing like that).

Their MySpace is here and their website is here.

If you like what you hear, both their aforementioned single and the album are available on iTunes, and the album is available from amazon. Even better, you could support your local independent music store. i'd love to know what you think though...

4 comments:

JC said...

It was Colin over at 'And Before The First Kiss' who brought The Butcher Boy to my attention a couple of months back. On the strength of a couple og mp3s he had posted, I bought the album direct from the band.

It's, as you say in Edinburgh, barry and recommended to all and sundry.

The trick is now to try and catch them live...

Oh and congrats to you and the soon to be Mrs 17 Seconds on your impending typing of the knots.

JC said...

And you can catch them live in Glasgow on the evening of Good Friday.

Shit thing is.....I'm already committed to a non-musical thing which I just can't get out of.

Life sometimes sux....

Rick said...

glad all is well for you both in Edinburgh and you're feeling better.

i've got a cheap international calling card so will give you a ring in the next fornight

Ed said...

Cheers JC - and thanks for sorting us out with the tickets.

Rick - I'll look forward to it, mate!