Butterflies On Strings

Butterflies On Strings

 London, England, GBR
BandAlternativePop

The classic tunesmithery of the best of Britpop meets the refinement of American indie to create something that is fun, fresh and beautiful. Hopeful indie-pop with the occasional bit of post-rock thrown in for shameless self indulgence.

Biography

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 an iPod of backing tracks and some electronic drum arrangements. It wasn't until they found the two missing members, that the band began to redefine 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.

Discography

New EP ‘What Did John Stuart Mill Say Again?’ produced by Peter Miles (The King Blues, Martin Grech) will be released on 20th February 2012 on The Kaleidoscope Label. It has been played on BBC London, BBC Introducing in the south and Q Radio.

In April 2011, Butterflies On Strings were invited to record at Red Bull Studios in London, and the results were released as the 'Live From London Bridge' EP.

Set List

Burning Slowly
Too Much Fruit
Keep Our Heads
Sweet Years
Hope Will Come Around
Funniest Joke
The Suitcase Kid
What Did John Stuart Mill Say Again?
A Boy Named Crow