Band onstage 6:00pm
Tickets £10/£6 (available in advance from http://m.bpt.me/event/2908008)
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.