I’ve been sitting here for the last 10 minutes trying to work out just who Andrew Butler reminds me of, but do you think I can put my finger on it!? Frustratingly, I will have to let the answer come to me in due course but, in the meantime, will welcome any suggestions on this!
Andrew Butler was brought to my attention today and was a very welcomed distraction to an otherwise grey and manic Monday. This new London-based singer-songwriter is about to release his first single ‘Mainour’ at the end of the month, with an album due in the Spring of 2016, and I have to say it’s something I am already looking forward to! I have been lucky enough to get a small sneak preview into some of the material from his new album and can wholly endorse this original and emerging folk artist.
Compared to the likes of Roy Orbison, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen, there are even moments where I can detect a very slight Kinks-edge, (this being more prominent in some of the other tracks), but there is also much more to his sound that is undoubtedly original. Writing from his own unique and (as described on his site), ‘macabre’ perspective, Butler composes songs of love, loss, regret and acceptance; his deep, warm-toned and pondering voice very much an instantly identifiable feature that soulfully compliments his intricate guitar playing.
If you like what you hear so far, be sure to visit his Bandcamp page to get a free download of debut single ‘Mainour’ – You will also be able pre-order his forthcoming debut album ‘Chalk’ from this page very soon too!
In the meantime, check out the new video for ‘Mainour’ above.