17 Seconds Records’ update: Factory Kids, Tigerfest – and me!


First things first, the Factory Kids release their second EP for us today, cuningly titled ‘the One EP.’ (17SEC18)

It’s available on download only – and we’d like to give this track away as a free taster:

Factory Kids -‘Holiday Crease.’ mp3

Meanwhile, there is an excellent night coming up at PinUps in Glasgow at the end of April featuring Lloyd from Peenko, The Pop Cop…and me, DJing!


And not forgetting this Saturday…


Hmm, I’d better get some sleep in.

17 Seconds Records’ update


Lots happening over the next couple of months with the label…

Over the next week alone, we have Chris Bradley doing a live session for Leith FM on Friday at 3PM (as it happens just three days after labelmates The Last Battle played!) and Chris will also be doing an instore at Avalanche Glasgow on April 7 at 5PM. Chris’ album At the Outpost came out on Monday and has some great praise, and is available online and at good indie shops, including Rough Trade, Avalanche, Coda, Underground Solush’n and now Fopp too! If you like things digital, try iTunes or eMusic. Please leave feedback!

The Dirty Cuts are back in the studio and over the next wee while they will be playing in Glasgow, London and Edinburgh – check their myspace for details. Their follow-up to debut single ‘2 Page Spread’ should be out very soon. As ever watch this space and hassle yr local station/indie club/blogger about them.

The next release from the label will be the ‘One EP’ by the Factory Kids. This will be available as a five-track download EP from all good download stores from April 12, and this is 17SEC18, our fourteenth musical release as a label. In the name of promotion and friendship (umm, or something) we’d like to offer ‘Factory Crease’ as a free download:

Factory Kids -‘Holiday Crease.’ mp3

Aberfeldy, Escape Act and The Wildhouse have all been getting studio tans (!), and both The Last Battle and David Scott albums should be out over the next few months. There will also be more stuff to come from X-Lion Tamer very soon…

If you read the post below you will see that we’re very involved with Tigerfest this year, with X-Lion Tamer, Chris Bradley, The Dirty Cuts, the Wildhouse and The Last Battle making appearances.

And before the month is out, a very special night at Limbo in Edinburgh. See the poster at the top!


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…

Factory Kids’ debut release on 17 Seconds Records


Yup, a mere week after the release of our last release, 17SEC14 hits the streets! Well, the internet, anyway.

‘They Used To Call Me Baby,’ the debut EP by the Factory Kids is available to download from iTunes and all good download services from today (except hmv.com, who seem to be redesigning their download bit, or something). It’s a five track EP, and just in case you haven’t heard it already, you can download the opening, title track:

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

In other 17 Seconds Records news, we have a facebook group for ‘Buy the dirty cuts single’ here, as well as one for 17 Seconds Records here. Do not attempt to spam us (we still know what you did last summer).

We have had to reschedule the planned 17 Seconds Records night at Mono on february 28, but more news when we have it.

What is exclusive news, though, is that 17 Seconds Records have a night with X-Lion Tamer and Chris Bradley at Limbo in Edinburgh, with yours truly DJing! That’s April 17, so get it in your diaries. (Unless you’re already going to see the Dirty Cuts at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy’s, which is a fair enough excuse).

Forthcoming in two weeks’ time are the digital re-issues of The Wildhouse’s first two albums. It’s getting busy.

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

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.

Presenting 17 Seconds Records’ latest signing – Factory Kids!


We have been sitting on this exciting news for several weeks, wanting to wait until the new year to announce it. Well, it’s January 4, people are sliding back to work,and so are we.

17 Seconds Records’ seventh signing are The Factory Kids. The Factory Kids are a male/female duo, consisting of American Christina Marie on vocals and instruments and Warwickshire’s Tim Chaplin, also on vocals and instruments. They have so far released one self-titled album on New Zealand’s Powertool Records and the single ‘Not enough’/’Analog Dream’ on Oddbox Records, which was what brought them to our attention, in addition to their contributions to various indie compilations. They are based in Glasgow and plot a trajectory that takes in exciting stuff from the classic songwriting of Bob Dylan, thru c86 jangling to modern bass-heavy sounds.

Their first release for 17 Seconds Records will be the download five track ‘EP1’, which should be released in February. This will be followed by, er ‘EP2’ later on this year.

This is the lead track on the EP – have a listen and see what you think.

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

Then pop along and make friends with them at myspace. They’re really nice people. Then pop back here and let us know what you think.

A full update on 17 Seconds Records will follow very shortly…

Presenting…The Factory Kids


The Factory Kids have grabbed me by the short and curlies (I need to do something about those sideburns of mine).

Based in Glasgow, Warwickshire lad Tim Chaplin and American lass Christina Marie (who came over to say hello at the 17 Seconds Records night in Glasgow last week) are plotting some weird kind of musical trajectory. Like Flaming Lips meets the Velvet Underground with Warp Records’ finest jamming with them, as if produced by Massive Attack. Something very weird and very special indeed…

Amongst their influences they cite late night phone calls, Iced Gems, Banana Bread beer, butter chicken, train rides, the streets of New York, London, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Leamington, three-hour dinners at Pizza Hut… this is in addition to the likes of Primal Scream and Nico.

They have already released their debut, self-titled album through New Zealand’s Powertool Records and have just released a free download single entitled ‘Not Enough’/’Analogue Dream.’

Download it here

And from their debut album, this is ‘She Said’:

Check this out…and as always, let me know what you think…

Like this? Hoped you might…pop along and say hi to them at their myspace page