Butcher Boy - Profit In Your Poetry

Disappointing only in that it has to end

Album Review by Jon Seller | 12 Mar 2007
  • Profit In Your Poetry <br/>
Album title: Profit In Your Poetry
Artist: Butcher Boy
Label: How Does It Feel

Butcher Boy are built around underground cult hero and Glasgow pop guru, John Blain Hunt. They are purveyors of fine British indie pop, along similar lines to fellow Glaswegians Belle and Sebastian and most notably The Smiths. It is to their huge credit then, that Hunt and Co. have managed to fuse the heavy influence of these bands to create something which sounds completely their own, whilst capturing an instant and addictive charm that even Mozza would be proud of. Profit In Your Poetry, their debut album, occupies this tricky middle ground between being influenced by and blatantly copying your musical predecessors. Hunt's emotive and hauntingly melodic vocals, accompanied by delicate strings, carry the listener away on tales of cruel love, eloquently told and with consummate ease. The album comprises ten standout songs but the title track, There Is No-One Who Can Tell You Where You've Been and I Know Who You Could Be are flawless - disappointing only in that they have to end. Truly Beautiful. [Jon Seller]

Release Date: 5 March.