Friday, 15 August 2014
C.S. Buchan, Best Girl Athlete & Fit Like Records!
C.S. Buchan is a name that's popped up on the blog a few times now, mostly for his rather beautiful music. And things have evolved quite a lot since I first became aware of Charley and his immense talents. Firstly his incredibly talented daughter who sings on much of his Material Others album has kicked off her own solo career under the guise of Best Girl Athlete. The name comes from a sports award Katie won a few years back so she is actually the Best Girl Athlete! So C.S. Buchan will be continuing to write and record but for the next wee while all efforts will be going into Best Girl Athlete who is writing her own material. You can listen to fruits of her labour so far on her Soundcloud page and also hear an exclusive track 'Hills' on the latest Glasgow Podcart. Also if that wasn't enough CS & Best Girl made a guest appearance on The Wab Labs special Tryptamines Galactic Synchronisation Experiment which you can watch here (warning does contain broad Scottish accents and swearing)!
Along with being involved in both bands Charley has set up Fit Like Records. An Aberdeen based label who have already released a split 7" with C.S. Buchan on one side and Indian Red Lopez on the other, read more about that here! Tomorrow Fit Like will be bringing their merry band of men and women down to Seventeen, formally One Up Records and now home to the Councils Cultural programme. Along with music there will be some short films and a chance to meet the man behind Fit Like, perhaps even bring along some demo tapes, you might bag a record deal!
Check out some of the videos I've made with C.S. Buchan and Best Girl Athlete below, were planning to film the gig tomorrow as well to help give you a flavour of just how talented this lot are and you can find details about the event here! Nae bad!