DAMAGED GOODS NEWS

 Hello folks!  Butcher Boy - New Album & Single  We have the fantastic new single from Butcher Boy out this Monday 22nd August. Their 3rd album "Helping Hands" is out the following Monday (29th August). Their first two albums were released on the well respected London indie label ‘How Does It Feel To Be Loved’ run by ex-Melody Maker journo Ian Watson and they received some excellent press, 8/10 in the NME, 4/5 in Uncut, 4/5 in the Guardian and loads more. You can order both new releases online now by clicking on the cover art. See below for more info on this fine band.    Imperial 7"/Download (Released 22nd August)    Helping Hands CD/Download (Released 29th August)    Butcher Boy has existed in its current form since early 2005, but lead singer John Blain Hunt has played in various incarnations of the band since the late 1990s.  Initially, Butcher Boy didn’t have any songs; John was a resolute left-hander and could barely play guitar. But he enjoyed sending anonymous poetry to local papers under the guise of Butcher Boy in the hope of engaging the writers through their columns.  Butcher Boy was about books by George Orwell and Charles Schulz… it was about films by Bill Douglas and Robert Bresson… it was about records by Vince Guaraldi and The Smiths. Butcher Boy was about an imaginary world of woods and darkness and absolute, precise beauty. About power-cuts and candles. But Butcher Boy wasn’t really about songs. It was a little bit of sparkle between sickness and the dole.  Butcher Boy can only write from the heart. Butcher Boy has resolute faith in pop music and pop records. And Butcher Boy finds solace knowing that cynicism and irony have no part in what they try to do.  Piney Gir Video Shoot  If you're in London this weekend and fancy appearing in a video for a track from Piney Gir's forthcoming album Geronimo! called "Stay Sweet" get yourself down to The Lexington on Saturday between 12-4pm. More details to follow in tomorrow's mailout or checkout Piney's facebook page.  Thanks for reading,  Ian & Duncan www.DAMAGEDGOODS.co.uk 
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