Butcher Boy reveal headline London show with Darren Hayman & FREE MP3



 Glasgow’s Butcher Boy will be headlining a gig at London’s Cecil Sharp House later this month. To celebrate, they’re offering a free MP3 of the track “The Day Our Voices Broke” (off their recent album Helping Hands on Damaged Goods Records).Download it here: 

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They’ve also announced a rare London performance from the Glaswegian seven-piece indiepop group in the beautiful setting of Cecil Sharp House, home of the English Folkdance and Song Society on the twenty first of January. Support comes from Darren Hayman, playing songs from his latest album The Ship’s Piano on the venue’s baby grand.

Beginning in its current form in 2005, Glaswegian seven-piece Butcher Boy released Profit in Your Poetry in 2007 to a flurry of press activity, including a First Sight Feature in The Guardian and a 4/5 review in Uncut. Second release React Or Die (2009) made even more of an impact, The Times’ Peter Paphides intimating that the album was as important as any of those released by The Smiths or Belle and Sebastian in his 5/5 review. The album also received a 5/5 review from The Sunday Telegraph and scores of 9/10 from Drowned in Sound and 8/10 in the NME. The amount of critical acclaim garnered for their first two albums were surely heralding in a significant band for our time – but no-one was more shocked than the band themselves when React Or Die was voted one of The Times’ top 100 albums of the 2000s. The band have recently released their third album Helping Hands through Damaged Goods and it turns out it’s yet another momentous album, weaving rich storytelling and exquisite arrangements, allowing the strength of their songwriting to shine through.

“Like those of Tindersticks and The Chameleons, Hunt’s intelligent, unshowy songs are often so intimate you feel privileged simply to be listening to them.” Metro


Best known as the singer-songwriter of the phenomenally successful and much-loved Hefner, Darren Hayman is now six albums into an increasingly idiosyncratic career path; writing the theme tune and staring in a Spanish sitcom, playing a 30 people capacity show in a 100 year old paper mache observatory and playing possibly Britiain’s most remote festival on the Isle of Eigg. Darren is also writing the best tunes of his career; increasingly complex and mature songs. Following his January Songs project Darren has continued one of his busiest years with a brand new solo album of subtle, drifting piano ballads called The Ship’s Piano.

“London’s laureate of sexual dysfunction, discomfort, and dog-eared under-achievement… the match of Ray Davies, or any of the quintessentially English masters.” (The Guardian)


London, Cecil Sharp House
Saturday, 21 January 2012 – 7pm – £12.50 – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/137450

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