TUNE Butterflies On Strings - The Suitcase Kid
BUTTERLIES ON STRINGS
‘What did John Stuart Mill say again?’
released 20 february 2012 on the kaleidoscope label
* “a bit of fresh air in this time of fuzzed out this or synthesized that. Nice.” – THE BURNING EAR
* “hopeful, hook-y, guitar pop that is straightforward and fun ... Style Etoile is buyin’ what they’re sellin’.” - STYLE ETOILE
* "In a word, excellent." - ABSOLUTE RADIO
* Garry Crowley's BBC ‘London Calling’ act
* Featured on Gill Mills’ 'Best of MySpace' show
* Invited to appear on Kerrang & Q Radio's “New Music” night
* Featured artist of the month (June 2011) by PRS for Music
* Invited into Red Bull Studios to record
* EP produced by Peter Miles (The King Blues, Martin Grech) *
Butterflies On Strings are an indie rock, London based 4-piece. Drawing inspiration from bands like Death Cab For Cutie, The Shins, Modest Mouse and Okkervil River, they have managed to create their own unique sound: “hopeful indie-pop with the occasional bit of post-rock thrown in for shameless self indulgence”. The EP's lead track is produced by Peter Miles (The King Blues, Martin Grech) and is getting a full general release on The Kaleidoscope Label early 2012.
Butterflies On Strings - named after a friend’s recurring dream - started life as an electronic indie duo, armed with nothing more than an iPod of backing tracks and some electronic drum arrangements. It wasn't until Patrick made the shift to guitar and they found the two missing members, that the band began to hone their sound and make their mark on the London scene.
Butterflies On Strings recently featured as Gary Crowley’s ‘London Calling’ act for his BBC Radio London show. The band were then featured on Gill Mills’ 'Best of MySpace' show and were invited to play Danielle Perry and Kate Lawler’s Kerrang & Q Radio's 'New Music' night at 93 Feet East. In June 2011 Butterflies On Strings were the featured artist of the month for the PRS For Music. They were then invited to record a live session at the Red Bull Studios in London, which resulted in their “Live From London Bridge” EP.
2011 was a whirlwind year for Butterflies On Strings, but they refuse to rest. 2012 sees the release of this EP before they head into the studio to record new tracks for their follow-up and more.