I feel as happy as a child on Christmas morning (well, apart from the fact that Mrs. 17 Seconds isn’t here). Not only is it the first day of spring, but 17 Seconds Records is proud to announce its’ ninth signing, The Last Battle.
Left to right in the above photo they are: Arwen Duncan (vocals, percussion), Ella Duncan (glockenspiel, melodica), Scott Longmuir (Vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin), Liam O’Hare (drums), Flora McKay (’cello, vocals, percussion) and Paul Barrett (bass, studio production). The band will be releasing their debut album for 17 Seconds in September, entitled Heart Of The Land, Soul Of The Sea. So cool is the album’s pedigree that not only have they done sessions for Song, By Toad but it also features contributions from Neil Pennycook of Meursault and Bart from eagleowl (who does not have a surname, that anyone is prepared to tell me). They’ve been getting some serious love from the scottish blogosphere too, not only from me, but also from The Steinberg Principle,Have Fun At Dinner, the Suitcase Orchestra, and of course, Toad.
Pop along to their myspace to hear them and see footage from the Song, By Toad session.