Factory Kids, Chris Bradley, Dirty Cuts…another 17 Seconds Records update


It’s been a fantastically busy month around these parts. Following on from The Dirty Cuts’ ‘2 Page Spread’ single, the Factory Kids EP, The Wildhouse’s first two albums being re-issued…well, what more to report?


Tim and Christina, AKA the Factory Kids will issue their second EP, through us on April 5. The follow-up to EP1, which is also known as the You Used To Call Me Baby EP, will be One EP. Hey, Peter Gabriel made four different albums, all called Peter Gabriel, so what’s your point?

The EP will feature five tracks:
‘I Won’t Tell You Again.’
‘New York Subway Song.’
‘Holiday Crease.’

…and the band have graciously allowed us to give ‘Holiday Crease’ away as a free mp3.

Factory Kids -‘Holiday Crease.’ mp3

The Dirty Cuts’ ‘2 Page Spread’ has now been available for a month and getting some very nice comments. It was played last week by Vic Galloway on his Radio Scotland show, and it’s now available on 7″ from quite a few places: Avalanche in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Rub-a-Dub in Glasgow, Mono in Glasgow, Rough Trade Shops in London, and Underground Solush’n in Edinburgh. There are more to follow. It’s quite cool, though, if you walk up Cockburn St. in Edinburgh you have Underground Solush’n at the bottom and Avalanche near the top and they both have the single in the window. Awesome…

If you still haven’t heard the band, shame on you, you may download the b-side for free.

The Dirty Cuts -‘Lips.’ mp3

Chris Bradley’s single ‘Waltzing’ is out today on download, here is the video:

Finally, there are lots of live dates happening, please check the myspace. We also have two nights at Tigerfest in Edinburgh, which promises to be awesome, and yours truly is helping to run it. More details to follow…

Congratulations to X-Lion Tamer!


Tony Lion Tamer became the first one of our acts to do a radio session since signing to the label (though Escape Act did one before they signed to us), with Vic Galloway for radio 1 in Scotland last night.

Click here to be able to listen to Tony in session doing three of his own songs -and his excellent cover of ‘Starsign’ by Teengage Fanclub, which always goes down a storm at gigs. As he says himself, it’s done in a handbag house style. Vic Galloway has been very supportive of 17 Seconds Records, also playing Chris Bradley last week and being one of the first DJs to play our stuff -ever- when he played ‘Claire’ by Aberfeldy when we first started. (Would be great to have mp3s of this if anyone happened to get them).

UPDATE: I know it took ages for this to get updated but it is working – and Vic and Tony are very nice about the label. It’s an excellent show anyway, and this show alone features music from the likes of Mitchell Museum, ardentjohn, Stanley Odd, Woodenbox With A Fistful Of Fivers, Galleries and Withered hand, all of whom I have chamopioned on this blog.

It’s a busy month for the label with gigs in Scotland, England and Ireland (see the myspace page for more details), the release next week of our first two albums by the Wildhouse, and Chris Bradley’s next single ‘Waltzing’ the week after.

Become a fan of the label on facebook, on myspace, and say hello if you’re on Last FM. (We haven’t bothered with Twitter or Bebo).

We are still waiting for our music to be on Spotify, though we signed the contract flippin’ ages ago.

Free 17 Seconds records mp3s here, by the likes of X-Lion Tamer, Dirty Cuts, Factory Kids, Chris Bradley and the Wildhouse.

…and this is the video for the forthcoming Chris Bradley single ‘Waltzing.’

17 Seconds Records update


All busy here at 17 Seconds Records. Today sees the release of the first release of the new decade for us ‘2 Page Spread’ by The Dirty Cuts. it’s out now on download and should be available on 7″ shortly. More news when we have it. Try the usual suspects for the download. This is actually our eighth release as a record company. There is a facebook group set up here, too.

Over the next wee while…

Next week sees the release of the Factory Kids’ EP1 on February 1, while February 15 sees the re-release of the Wildhouse’s first two albums digitally; Hyenas and Poet:Saint.

It then gets totally Chris Bradley-tastic with the release of ‘Waltzing’ on February 22 on download and the long-awaited To The Outpost album on download and CD on March 29. We’ve had some nice reviews coming in so far, so long may that continue.

Not only that, but 17 Seconds Records and the artists involved are also going to be bringing their wares to places across Scotland and Ireland. See the myspace for details. What we are particularly excited about is two 17 Seconds Records nights coming up over the next two months:

February 28 will see 17 Seconds Records at Mono (Glasgow’s cool record shop, run by none other than Stephen McRobbie of The Pastels!) with The Dirty Cuts, X-Lion Tamer and The Wildhouse. Not only that but the Factory Kids will be DJing. This night is being put on by Silence Can Break your Heart. UPDATE: This night has been postponed due to factors beyond both our and Silence can Break your Heart’s Control. Apologies. We are trying to reschedule it and will let you know asap.

April 17 sees a 17 Seconds Night in conjunction with Limbo in Edinburgh at the Voodoo Rooms, with X-Lion Tamer and Chris Bradley.

Not only that but may will see the return of Tigerfest. Yours truly is involved helping Neil and Stuart ruun it this year, and local music makers and promoters are being approached as we speak. No names confirmed as yet – but 17 Seconds are likely to have two nights!! It will run in the capital from May 7-May 15.

There’s a great feature on X-Lion Tamer here and a wonderful piece on both us and Song, By Toad Records here.

And let’s just say that Aberfeldy and Escape Act are up to fabulous things.

Phew, rock’n’ roll…

Dirty Cuts -‘Lips.’ mp3

Factory Kids -‘They Used To Call Me Baby.’ mp3

The Wildhouse -‘Hope Is How You Control me.’ mp3

New Chris Bradley video

This is the video for Chris Bradley’s new single ‘Waltzing’ which will be released on February 22, 2010 on 17 Seconds Records.

The album At the Outpost will be released on March 29, 2010.


If you like it, please post it anywhere you can to spread the word, facebook, myspace etc.. Comments on youtube are also always welcome!!

17 Seconds Records in 2010


As promised…it looks set to be a bumper year for 17 Seconds Records.

There are quite a few 17 Seconds Records-related gigs taking place in Scotland and Ireland over the next few months, see our myspace page for more details. In January alone, the Dirty Cuts and the Wildhouse are playing live on the same bill with each other back to back in Glasgow and Dundee, X-Lion Tamer is playing in Edinburgh (a free gig, no less), Aberfeldy will be playing in Dundee, and Escape Act are tearing up five counties in Ireland.

The Dirty Cuts will release their first single ‘2 Page Spread’ on download on January 25, with the 7″ to follow, and they have gracioulsy allowed us to make the b-side available as a free download:

The Dirty Cuts -‘Lips.’ mp3

The following week, as announced, the Factory Kids will release EP1, with EP2 to follow later on in the year. All being well, February will see the re-issue, digitally of the first two Wildhouse LPs, Hyenas and Poet:Saint. Their third album, Jackson ’56 will be released later this year.

March will see the release of Chris Bradley‘s sophomore album At the Outpost, likely to be preceeded by another single (watch this space, as they say). We are also going to re-issue his debut, Voices, in remastered form, later on this year.

As for the first three acts we signed, let them not be forgotten either: Escape Act have finished recording sessions with the famed producer Andy Miller (Sons & Daughters, Mogwai and Delgados, amongst others) and are mastering their sophomore album, Aberfeldy have just two more songs to record for thier third album and X-Lion Tamer is also working hard in the studio. he has been tipped as one of Vic Galloway’s Scottish artists to watch in 2010!

Phew, rock’roll…

We should also be on Spotify any day now, we have a Last FM Page, and more than 5,000 friends on our myspace, so we are getting the word around.

Want to hear more mp3s of our acts? check here at our website.

17 Seconds Records update


Yup, more news from 17 Seconds Records.

First of all, today sees the release of the second single on the label from Escape Act, our sixth single in all. It’s called ‘Cabin Fever,’ it’s available from all good download services and it’s got this rather excellent video:

This is made up from footage of the band’s trips to Glasgow to record their debut album, Loosely Based On Fiction.

If you’re looking for more free music – try here for free samples from the Wildhouse, Chris Bradley and X-Lion Tamer.

There’s lots of live dates coming up over the next few months – including this coming week! Chris Bradley plays Edinburgh tonight and Glasgow on Thursday, while Aberfeldy’s Riley Briggs is doing a special solo spot on Saturday in Edinburgh – find out about it all here.

Our night in Glasgow at the 13th Note was fantastic and saw excellent performances from four of our acts -the Dirty cuts, Escape Act, X-Lion Tamer and Chris Bradley. There will be more of these…watch this space…

And, as a reminder, the Escape Act single is just £1.58 to download both tracks. Go without yr morning coffee and support a cottage industry, not the coffee industry, for just one day.

…and the word spreads!


Many thanks to John for this post on X-Lion Tamer over at Your Moment Of Zen and also for this write-up from Jim at Aye Tunes. It goes without saying but please, please, please visit these pages. They deserve it!

Also, many thanks to Vic Galloway for playing X-Lion Tamer on his show on Radio Scotland last Monday. See the tracklisting here and listen to the show!

And, as always, check us out on myspace and Last FM. Hopefully as soon as we can sort it out, there will be a Spotify page as well…

This week in the world of 17 Seconds Records


Yup…as mentioned before, today sees the release of Chris Bradley‘s debut single for the label ‘Bored Little Rosie’/’The Man I Love.’ This is the fifth single we have put out as a label within a year. Why it to a while to arrive on iTunes UK yet is a mystery and annoyance; however it is also available on both eMusic and HMV.com, amongst others. It’s also great looking at a page like this or this and realising that 17 Seconds Records is alive, we exist.

Chris will be playing live in London this Thursday as support to Dr. Robert (yes, the frontman of Blow Monkeys fame) at Water Rats in King’s Cross. He will be on stage from 7-7:30 PM. If you’re in the London area, come along.

Meanwhile, X-Lion Tamer plays at the Bongo Club on Friday night at 23:00 (so yes, there is time to see both the Mudhoney/Vaselines gig and then head over to see him).

X-Lion Tamer -‘Life Support Machine.’ mp3

Chris Bradley -‘Golden Girl.’ mp3

More 17 Seconds Records news


OK…just so as you know:

Firstly, after much waiting, the physical version of X-Lion Tamer’s The Neon Hearts EP is now with us. It should be available from Rough Trade in London, and Avalanche and Fopp in Edinburgh literally any day now. Go in and reserve your copy. If you have problems getting hold of it, get in touch!

Secondly, Chris Bradley will be supporting Dr. Robert at the Water Rats pub in London on October 8. He will be on stage at 7pm so get there early.

And also…there will be a 17 Seconds Records night at the 13th Note cafe in Glasgow on Friday October 30. This will feature live performances from The Dirty Cuts, X-Lion Tamer and Chris Bradley. It will be £4, so make sure you get there early!

X-Lion Tamer -‘Life Support Machine.’ mp3

Chris Bradley -‘Golden Girl.’ mp3

…and if you haven’t made friends with us yet…PLEASE DO!!!

More exciting music from 17 Seconds Records!


Yup, folks it’s all busy around 17 Seconds Towers.

Having just released our fourth single, X-Lion Tamer’s ‘I Said Stop’ (coupled with his excellent cover of Galaxie 500’s ‘Tugboat’), and with October seeing the release of Chris Bradley’s ‘Bored Little Rosie’/’The Man I Love’ single, just to say that November will see the release of the sixth single, ‘2 Page Spread’ by The Dirty Cuts. It’s absolutely brilliant, and we’re really excited about it. The single is streaming over at our myspace

Remember: you can play your part too: blog about it, tell your friends, hassle people to play it -whether it’s podcasts, national radio or at clubs…THE MORE COVERAGE THE BETTER! Oh, and obviously go and buy it when it comes out.

Forgotten what the other 17 Seconds Records singles are?

Well, they’re still available for download from iTunes, eMusic etc…

Aberfeldy -‘Claire’ (17SEC1)

X-Lion Tamer -‘Neon Hearts’ (17SEC3)

Escape Act -‘God Says EP’ (17SEC4)

Remember, this is a cottage industry, so by supporting us you are fighting against the man…or something.


Two rather nice examples of people spreading the word

a) On the sixth day blog have done a post on The Dirty Cuts

b) Matthew of Song, By Toad blog has included X-Lion Tamer’s cover of ‘Tugboat’ on his latest Podcast