Interview With Alison Eales
BUTCHER BOY KEYBOARD-PLAYER GOES SOLO FOR EARDRUMS POP SINGLES CLUB
Our collaborative project with EardrumsPop is going great guns. We’ve already had a lush slice of Tiny Fireflies’ dream-pop, a side order of Paperfangs, a hefty chunk of Sometimes Always, a flagon of Baffin Island and a goblet laced with KooKooo Kitchen. Now Alison Eales has come a-knocking at our digital door. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s how the collaboration works.
EardrumsPop is an internet-based record label. They love warm and melodic music of all kinds, endorse collaborative working, and love helping to get good music and ace art out into the eyes and ears of the general public. They do not believe in money so their releases are given away. You can experience this warming generosity for yourself as they put out free digital singles each month through their eyegasmic website. Every single will include several songs and a cover version and the artwork will be made by their favourite illustrators. Where does Negative Narrative fit into this? Well – and I’m sure you guessed this bit already – the release will be supplemented by one of our world-famous, increasingly-in-demand intraviews.
Today’s single is the first solo release from Alison Eales who plays keys and accordion in Glasgow’s Butcher Boy. Alison says “I’m so happy to have been asked to take part in this project. I’m no stranger to making pop records having recorded with Butcher Boy and All My Friends, but this is the first time I have released my own songs into the wild. I recorded these tracks in my pyjamas, sitting on the floor of a small cupboard, with a cotton bag over my head as a makeshift pop-shield. It was only after I’d finished that I realised I could have put the bag over the microphone.”
If you like what you see and hear (we’re hosting Vigils here for you to download), then you should then go and grab the whole single package, which includes the artwork and some other tracks, from EardrumsPop.