After nearly a week off – something to do with IPs, or summat, 17 Seconds blog is back up and running. Not for lack of trying. Many thanks to the readers -particularly Ken and JC – who got in touch with me to let me know (I was on holiday in Switzerland) and Mrs. 17 Seconds for helping me get it there.
Yesterday, 17 seconds Records signed their fifth artist, Chris Bradley. Last year Chris released his debut album, Voices. In this hallowed blog, no less (!), I wrote: “To describe him as a talented singer, songwriter and guitarist is rather like saying that Tiger Woods is quite good at golf, or that the Williams’ sisters are rather good on the tennis court: an understatement that doesn’t begin to get to grips with the facts. Quite simply, on the evidence of these songs he is one of the best.”
Since 2007 he has been a member of Aberfeldy, who are also on 17 Seconds Records, and were our first signing. Chris’ second album is nearly completed and his first release for the label will be the double A-side single ‘Goddess Of Love’/’The Man I Love’. The later is a touching tribute to his father.
As well as playing as part of Aberfeldy next weekend at Belladrum, Chris will also be playing on August 23 at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh and at the Linkylea Festival, Haddington on September 12.
Pop over to his myspace and make friends. Then watch this video from his debut Voices:
Chris Bradley -‘To My Ears.’
Then go and buy his debut album Voices, which can be found physically or on digital format, including at eMusic, iTunes, Napster and Amazon.