Wednesday, February 06, 2008

THE NAME OF THIS BAND IS THE BOPPIN’ HEADS



In their own words...

'A seven – pointed Celtfolkcountrypunk Death Star. Armed to the teeth with tunes to bring a tap to your foot, a tear to your eye, and a bop to your heid'

This is a shameless plug for my brother, Al's, band.

They have just finished recording their self-produced, self-financed debut LP (does anyone still say LP? - it fits with their homespun and unashamedly organic - though not retro - styling) chock full of the aforementioned countrypunkfolk stompers and tearjerkers.

Live, they are a knockout too, the set often features unlikely cowpunk covers of things like Ace of Spades.

"The sheep are still dancing.......which makes them harder to catch, but no worries was a crackin' night!"
Artair Donald - Tiree Times

As a taster debut 'single'- Gotta make that Train/Green Field - is available on itunes, napster, msn and the usual download sites.

You can hear a few of the songs and see some clips at their site theboppinheads.com

Here's the thing. I'm trying to convince Al of the benefits of making a couple of songs available for podcast producers via things like the podsafe music network.
As I'm not a podcast producer meself (yet! - be afraid) I'd appreciate any rationale from anyone out there that might swing it.

The pic here is my - rejected! - album cover design.

5 comments:

Gavin Heaton said...

This may be way too far out there ... but it has been an unusually positive and collaborative effort. http://servantofchaos.typepad.com/soc/2008/01/the-co-creation.html

Eaon Pritchard said...

gavin, cheers - its all good stuff.

Chris Hambly said...

Nothing to loose basically..

Personaly, if I write music the point for me is to get people to listen to it. That is achieveable with podcasters, if the band do not want to let it go free for all, give to some select "spinners" rather than a network.

I see mp3s as the banner ad for music these days, where a buzz can be created which could lead to possible revenue by flogging CDs, or gaining gigs etc.

Its potentially thousands more listeners, which would otherwise be in the silent darkness.

Eaon Pritchard said...

thanks chris,
'the silent darkness'
yikes! that's freaking me out on a thursday morning.

Al Pritchard said...

It might be freaking you out, but I think we might have stumbled upon a title for the album.

Or possibly a mime-metal tribute band.