It’s been a little while going live but the latest release from 17 Seconds Records, as promised, is the new

It’s a four track release featuring four new songs:

Palace Of Swords

At over fifteen minutes long, ‘Calvinball’ is the longest track we have released as a label. It is also the most extreme thing we have released, so we are very proud of that. This is release 17SEC26.

Download ‘Palatine’ here:

Wildhouse -‘Palatine.’ mp3

Free Fiction Faction remix!


Yup, Fiction Faction have given us permission to post this free remix which they’ve completed in the last forty-eight of hours of 17SEC26, the ‘Apparitions’ single. Stream it here and download it below.

Fiction Faction-Apparitions (Night-times Rework) by fiction faction

…and yes, you can still buy the original from iTunes, eMusic etc..

Live dates in Glasgow this March:

March 2nd, The 13th Note w/Heebie Jeebies, Johnny Reb and Bwani Junction

March 29th, The Captains Rest supporting Scanners

Pop along and like Fiction Faction on Facebook.

17 Seconds Records update!


First up, on March 21, we will release a new EP by The Wildhouse, entitled Good Morning, Captain.

It’s a four track release featuring four new songs:

Palace Of Swords

At over fifteen minutes long, ‘Calvinball’ is the longest track we have released as a label. It is also the most extreme thing we have released, so very proud of that. This will be release 17SEC26.

Download ‘Palatine’:

Wildhouse -‘Palatine.’ mp3

The Wildhouse play Drouthys, Dundee, on March 3.

In other news…

The Last Battle join Kid Canaveral for their SXSW fund-raiser, this Saturday night, February 26 at the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College of Art. Support also comes from Blue Sky Archives.

In addition, The Last Battle will play The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore on March 19 and MUSA, Aberdeen on March 20.

Fiction Faction have a couple of gigs lined up for March in Glasgow. They join the bill at the 13th Note on the 2nd March with The Heebie Jeebies, Bwani Junction, and Johnny Reb. Additionally, they are supporting Scanners at the Captain’s Rest on March 29.

17 Seconds Records’ next release


Fiction Faction will release their debut single ‘Apparitions’ on 17 Seconds Records on January 31 (17SEC25). It will be coupled with the Nevada Base remix of ‘A Fair Escape.’ And like the best debut singles, it sounds like a call to arms.

The four-piece band meld post-punk influences with contemporary electronica. They have received radio support from the likes of Tom Robinson, Vic Galloway, Jim Gellatly and have previously been Steve Lamacq’s unsigned record of the week. They recorded a live radio session for Vic Galloway’s BBC Introducing in Scotland and been featured as a future scottish anthem on his Radio Scotland show too. The band are based in Glasgow and have supported the likes of Egyptian Hip-Hop, I Am Arrows, Harlem and The Neat. They’ve headlined Glasgow’s famous PinUp Nights, as well as playing at the legendary Hope and Anchor in London’s Islington and at music industry legend Alan McGee’s club Death Disco. The Daily Record’s Rick Fulton has tipped the band as ones to watch, as have the Scotsman’s Radar blog and online magazine Is this Music? And they are building up a following across the blogosphere.

The band are David Richards (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Paul Mclean (Lead guitar, Vocals), John Paul Dunne (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Graeme Ellis (Drums, Backing Vocals). Amongst their influences they list artists such The Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen, Soft Cell, Blur, Kate Bush and XTC.

The single launch will take place on Friday January 28 at Glasgow’s Admiral, with support from CD/EX (Chris Devotion and the Expectations.

The band are also playing at King Tut’s, Glasgow on January 11 with Park Circus and at Club Fandango at the Bull and Gate, London on February 1.

The single will be released on download only.

Stream a-side and b-side here:

Apparitions by fiction faction

Fiction Faction-A Fair Escape (Nevada Base Remix) by fiction faction

…and if you missed it when I posted it last year, here’s the video:

Happy Boxing Day


Hello folks

hope you all had nice Christmasses/Solstices/Chanukah or whatever takes your fancy at this time of year.

Much fun had here – a nice quiet day, which with the planned arrival, may be the last quiet Christmas Day we have for many years.

Hopefully you’ve heard this by now, but if not, figured it was appropriate for today. The Last Battle’s ‘Once Upon A Boxing Day’, taken from their recent free EP Nature’s Glorious Rage

The entire EP can be downloaded for free here:

We have now sold out of the album Heart of the land soul of the sea, and are awaiting the second pressing. If you still haven’t got it and are wondering what to spend your eMusic or iTunes vouchers on, why not buy it on digital?

New Last Battle release!


‘Nature’s Glorious Rage’ was the song above all others that convinced me we had to sign The Last Battle to 17 Seconds Records. I went around singing the song for days, until my wife begged me to stop. When I played them to other people the line’we will grow majestic with rage’ was picked up on and praised.

And so here it is – a FREE download, coupled with two excellent new songs, ‘Once Upon A Boxing Day’ and ‘243’; the latter may very well be the best song Scott has written. They didn’t want to release two ‘pay for’ songs from Heart of the land, soul of the sea, so here it is!

Not only that, but the band are out on their first ever tour starting tomorrow, which will call at: Glasgow, Aviemore, Aberdeen, Hull, Leeds and London, before they return to play Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles at the Lot in Edinburgh and the 3rd annual Christmas songwriters at Leith Dockers. The dates and places can be found here on their myspace

17 Seconds Records’ latest signing!


Back in April, I blogged about a band called Casino Brag who had just self-released a single entitled ‘Viennese Disco’/’A Fair Escape.’

They are: David (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals), Ellis (Drums and Backing Vocals), Paul (Lead guitar and Vocals) and John Paul (Bass and Backing Vocals). And now, in a year that has seen them get radio support from the likes of Jim Gellatly, Vic Galloway, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, as well as playing in London at Alan McGee’s Death Disco night, they have changed their name to Fiction Faction and will be releasing their next single ‘Apparitions’ as a digital single with us in February. Vic Galloway mentioned this last night on his Radio Scotland show. He also played the band’s track ‘A Lot Can Happen On A Summer’s Day’ proclaiming it a future Scottish Anthem! This is the third time a 17 Seconds Records-related act has had this in the last six months, following on from the Last Battle’s ‘Ruins’ and X-Lion Tamer’s ‘Hope.’

This is the video the band made. See what you think…

Pop along and make friends at their myspace here

Two awesome shows!


Two awesome shows involving our very own Last Battle which you should know about:


This Thursday (November 4), they headline at the Wee Red bar at Edinburgh’s College of Art, with support from The Scottish Enlightenment and Very Well.

And on December 18, they join the bill for Kid Canaveral’s Christmas Party at the Lot in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket. The line-up for this is as follows:

“Kid Canaveral’s Christmas Baubles” will not include a Manger, probably no immaculate conceptions, but will include:

King Creosote (solo)
Kid Canaveral
Come On Gang!
Cancel The Astronauts
The Last Battle
Gummi Bako

+ Song, By Toad and Straight to Video DJs

very exciting and excited! the Last battle are in the process of finalising their first ever tour, more info when it’s official…

Last Battle -‘Cutlass.’ mp3

Kid Canaveral -‘Good Morning.’ mp3

The Scottish Enlightenment -‘All Homemade Things.’ mp3