McAlmont & Butler
The release of 'Speed' a new single by McAlmont & Butler on Rough Trade Records reflects a deviation away from the way the music industry tends to work these days.
Contrary to usual practice the release of this single is not part of a promotional campaign for a forthcoming album, nor is it released in support of any tour dates.
Recorded in 2003 for EMI, who rejected it and consequently dropped them. McAlmont & Butler haven't made any recordings since and were on the verge of releasing the single themselves. However upon hearing the track Geoff Travis offered to release it on Rough Trade - feeling it deserved immediate release on it's own terms and without the familiar, wider album picture and mechanics that are usually involved.
Featuring David McAlmont's impassioned vocal delivery and Bernard Butler's trademark guitar work and thrilling production, weaved into the classic single format - it's simply a great and memorable song that stands up on it's own two feet.
Rough Trade Records has a history of supporting its artists, encouraging creative freedom and not being afraid to break with tradition and this, we'd like to think, represents the latest example.
Although there are no tour dates to co-incide with the singles release, nor an album to follow, this doesn't detract from the song's merits. Instead, perhaps consider it a refreshing antidote to the way the system tends to work these days.
Read the single review here
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