Pretty Streets December 17th, 2015
We’ve been working on a new song that we thought we’d surprise you with as a Christmas present! It’s called ‘Pretty Streets’ and we just finished recording it ourselves at the lock up! The track is available now on our bandcamp and it’s a pay what you like sort of occasion, although with a bit of a difference. As we’ve had such an incredible year of support from you guys, helping us to fund our album and to finally get it out for you to hear we wanted to repay some of that good fortune!
Every penny that gets paid for this track will be donated to a fantastic charity, St Basil’s, which helps homeless people or people at risk of becoming homeless between the age of 16 and 25 right here in Birmingham. It’s a subject that informs the songs lyrics, and a problem we all see every day. It seems to be on the rise all around our country and we wanted to do a little something to help out. Please give generously, Christmas is a time to realise how lucky we are and to look out for others who aren’t quite so lucky! You can find out more at the St Basil’s website.
Listen to the track below and click through to donate:
Have a very special Christmas and New Year!
Lots of Love BTR xxx
Christmas Sale December 14th, 2015
The last days for postage are fast approaching! If you’d like to order something from our online shop for a loved one, or as a little treat for yourself this festive season then make sure you get your order in before this Friday (18th December). As a little treat, we’ll throw in a free copy of our ‘Tightrope’ 7″! Head over to the online shop now and get you order in!
Tom Robinson and Midlands Today December 14th, 2015
We were lucky enough to be invited by Tom Robinson to take part in his BBC 6 Music Introducing session at the Hare and Hounds as part of the BBC Music Awards in Birmingham. We had a brilliant time, thank you to Tom for inviting us and to everyone who came down early enough to catch our set. You can hear ‘Handsome Beats’ recorded live at the show on Tom’s show from Saturday, we’re about 35 minutes. Click here to listen.
We also made our TV debut on the local news! Midlands today had a quick chat with Ben and Michael and showed some footage of the show. We’re rubbing shoulders with One Direction and Little Mix on this piece which is probably the only time we’ll ever be able to say that! Check out the video here.
Michael to support Katherine Priddy December 3rd, 2015
This Saturday Michael will play a solo set in support of Katherine Priddy at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. We’ve long been admirers of Katherine’s work so it should be a great night.
BBC Music Awards November 26th, 2015
We are so immensely proud and privileged to have been chosen by Tom Robinson to perform as part of the BBC 6 Music Introducing evening at the Hare & Hounds in Birmingham on the 7th of December
Thank you also to the BBC WM Introducing guys for all their support in pushing us forward!
‘I Found You Here’ released today! November 20th, 2015
Today is finally the day, ‘I Found You Here’ is officially released! We’re so grateful to everyone who pledged to support the album or helped us along the way. We really hope you like the album, you can stream the album below and buy your digital copy below. Head over to our store to order the CD or LP.
Turn The Page Video November 8th, 2015
Catch up with the new video for ‘Turn The Page’ right now!
Taken from the album ‘I Found You Here’ which is released on November 20th and available to preorder here.
Turn The Page Video Premier November 7th, 2015
We’re over the moon to share the video for the next track from our forthcoming album, ‘Turn The Page’. The good people over at Gigwise have premiered the video for us, along with a very nice write up, so go and check it out!
We hope you enjoy the video, directed by our good friend Chris Jackson.
Time And Time Again – Laurene Laverne’s MPFree October 15th, 2015
Our song ‘Time And Time Again’ was chosen by Lauren Laverne as her MPFree today and we’re delighted to have been played on her 6 Music show as we’re huge fans. Read the write up from Lauren’s team here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3BWlsQCpDsk81d5lFVZVJkn/mpfree-october-2015
Listen back to the song here, from 1 hour 49 minutes.
You can download the song from our bandcamp now:
Thank you Lauren!
November Tour October 9th, 2015
Now we’ve announced all of the shows for our mini tour in November, you can see the wonderful poster that Hannah has put together for us! We’re excited to take the new record on the road so we really hope you’ll be able to join us at a show.