Written by Fense
I cannot tell you how I stumbled across Ballboy (MySpace), mainly because I cannot remember, despite it being just a moment ago. I had been searching a different band I’ve been contemplating covering, clicking random links and two to four clicks deep I was there, on their page. As far as I can tell, there’s very little in common between the two groups, other than being from Europe. And that’s a continent. So that doesn’t count.
This will be a short one as I’m pretty tired and still have another feature or review to write. Ballboy’s music is a blend of indie pop and (at least in some of their newer stuff) power pop. The Scotland quartet includes three guys and a girl. They’ve been together since I graduated high school (10 years) and have released half as many albums (that would be five). Their latest is I Worked On Ships and can be found on their own label (Pony Proof Records).
Now let the music do the rest of the talking. I’ve included a few of their older tracks below (these two are a bit more on the indie pop side, with an emphasis on orchestration), but new ones can be heard on their MySpace page…
Image courtesy Palmer Eldritch.
Ballboy: Meet Me At The Shooting Range [mp3]
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Ballboy: Swim For Health [mp3]
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