Butcher Boy are issuing a new EP, their first set of recordings since 2011’s Helping Hands, as an exclusive Record Store Day 2017 release.
The EP, released on a limited edition of 500 gatefold 7” singles by Damaged Goods Records, is a three-part story told from three perspectives and was recorded in Glasgow with long-time collaborator Brian McNeill.
The songs on this record are:-
November 1947, Storm Warning In Effect
July 1950, The Captain is the Whale
November 1951, Bad Things Happen When It’s Quiet
The songs, written over the course of a series of autumn and winter trips to the Cape Cod National Seashore, feature guest vocals from Anna Miles, Moog synthesisers, a choir, a string quartet and a weather radio, bought for twenty-five cents at a holiday fair in Brewster, MA..
To tie in with the RSD 2017 release Butcher Boy are playing an exclusive RSD live show in Glasgow.
Govanhill Baths : 22nd April
99 Calder Street, Govanhill, Glasgow, G42 7RA
Doors 5.30pm Band onstage 6:00pm
Tickets £10/£6 (available in advance from brownpapertickets.com)
Glasgow’s Butcher Boy play a one-off show in support of the Govanhill Baths Community Trust to coincide with the release of new EP Bad Things Happen When It’s Quiet, the band’s first set of recordings since 2011′s Helping Hands LP. The EP will be released by Damaged Goods on limited-edition 7” vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (catalogue number DAMGOOD473) as part of Record Store Day on 22nd April 2017. The songs form a three-part story told from three perspectives and were recorded in Glasgow with long-time collaborator Brian McNeill.
After being closed by the city council in 2001, the community occupied the baths and eventually took ownership under Govanhill Baths Community Trust. The small pool has recently re-opened in time for the building’s 100th anniversary. The Baths support many community activities including sport, exhibitions, shows, films, poetry & debates and has a welfare & legal advice project. The Trust is close to saving this unique piece of Glasgow’s heritage and fully reopening Govanhill Baths as the swimming and wellbeing centre for the community. Refurbishment will cost over £6m and there is ‘only’ around £1m left to raise. Butcher Boy’s show will be in support of the Trust’s restoration and rebuilding project with the band playing in the currently empty swimming pool.