Coming up on 17 Seconds…


OK folks, as you’ve probably picked up between the lines here, we are shortly about to have a baby, so that means that the blog may well be on the backburner for a bit.

However, there are treats coming your way. Including:

An interview with Hiatus! Yes, Cyrus who is responsible for the frankly awesome ‘Insurrection‘ video and this video for ‘Save Yourself’ chatted to me for half an hour, so will be writing that up when I get a moment. Check out Hiatus’ album Ghost Notes if you get a chance. Actually, sod that: check out his album!

Album reviews…

I’ve heard more than sixty new releases so far this year (which is quite good going, I suppose), and I have posted a number of reviews here on the blog.

I flagged up Kurt Vile last week; Two very different releases I am also enjoying are the art-metal of Earth’s new album Angels Of Darkness Demons Of Light and the gorgeous indie-pop of Acid House Kings’ Music Sounds Better With You. the former is out now; the latter is due at the end of the month.

Here’s a track from each (bear in mind these are very different styles and may induce a negative reaction in narrow minded folk):

Earth -‘Father Midnight.’ mp3

Acid House Kings -‘Are We Lovers Or Are We Friends?’

Merry Xmas

…phew. Christmas is nearly here, the school term is over…and I’m feeling absolutely exhusted and still quite some way off goodwill to all men, especially if they have anything to do with the RIAA or the DMCA.

But, it has been a good year for me overall, sustained by getting a better job, the continued love and support of Mrs. 17 Seconds and family, friends and readers. 17 Seconds Records Ltd. is go, make friends at our myspace page if you haven’t already.

17SEC1 is already available as a download, Aberfeldy’s first single for two years ‘Claire.’ The 7″ is now supposed to be with us in January, not that I’m getting annoyed about this or anything…It was a proud moment hearing Riley Briggs talking about 17 Seconds Records from the stage at their two gigs on Monday and Tuesday; if you pop along to their myspace, where you can make friends if you haven;t already and hear their version of a Christmas classic. They were supported on Tuesday night in Edinburgh by the rather fabulous Gillyflowers who have already been recording with Riley Briggs from Aberfeldy producing and amazing it is too. Make friends with them, before some hip record company snaps them up.

17SEC2 is Ex Lion Tamer’s fantastic ‘Life Support Machine.’ Thank you to the 100+ who have downloaded this; if you haven’t please do – it’s a free Christmas track.

Ex Lion Tamer -‘Life Support Machine.’ mp3

If of course, Christmas is getting too much for you, check out this track from Earth:

Earth -‘Omens And Portents I: The Driver.’ mp3

It’s taken from this page whixh has lots of wonderful and not a little terrifying stuff from the likes of Om, Sunn o)), Burning Witch…and Boris collaborating with Merzbow. Two Japanese gods of noise collaborating together. Oh yes…

Have a good one, I’ll be back in the new year