In Spring 2007 the band headed back into the studio to record the follow up single Boy VS Beast, released in August '07. It featured on the prestigious website Record Of The Day and was given a 5 star review by several critics including allgigs.co.uk’s Matt Clutton who declared it to be 'a beautifully harmonious riot'. Also this year, their track W.Fire was licensed to award winning U.S indie film Pinko's Place. As Jack Butler's reputation as live performers continued to grow, they secured support slots with the likes of Glasvegas, The Wombats, Florence and the Machine and Hot Club de Paris whilst expanding their fan-base via festival slots at Go North, Connect, Rockness and Belladrum.
Meanwhile, their label and publishing deal with Whimsical continued, yielding enough material for a debut album, recorded at Glasgow's La Chunky studios, and mixed/mastered by Mark Freegard (Manic Street Preachers, Pete Townsend, The Breeders). The 13 track set - Fit The Paradigm - was released on November 23rd 2009, preceded by the singles Are You a Hustler?, Hit It Out The Park, Son (which was licensed to the 2010 computer game All Points Bulletin and featured on Sky TV’s Soccer AM), and Surgery 1984. The band performed sessions for BBC Radio 1, XFM and Northsound Radio. During their 5 years together, Jack Butler have demonstrated a dynamism, and a refreshing quality that has been lost amongst the plethora of new music over recent times.
These inspirational sounds are ground breaking in nature, feeling almost experimental in form and ticking all the boxes with everything from synthesised siren quality rhythm guitars to charged Talking Heads-like vocals. Jack Butler are currently writing songs for their next record. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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