In Memory Of My Feelings - Out 18/9/20 

 

Watch the video for 'The Breakdown' 

PRE-ORDER 

Limited edition formats include 2LP +7” w/ signed lyric sheet and gatefold replica CD with signed postcard available for a limited period exclusively via the Official store.

Taken from the forthcoming album ‘In Memory Of My Feelings’, out 18th September on Needle Mythology.’The Breakdown’ is the first offering to be lifted from the forthcoming collaborative album by Catherine Anne Davies (aka The Anchoress) and Bernard Butler. ‘In Memory Of My Feelings’ will be released via Needle Mythology on 18th September, 2020 and is notable as the first new master recording for Pete Paphides' label. The Breakdown explores the personal price to the pursuit of economic wealth and the failures of free market capitalism, framed through the story of one investment banker's catastrophic breakdown. Butler adds "Musically the song is deliberately dysfunctional with an unorthodox slowed up 10/8 meter. The piano arpeggio is played forwards then backwards to symbolise the dysfunctional dreamlike beauty of the breakdown”

 Written by Catherine Anne Davies & Bernard Butler

Produced & mixed by Bernard Butler at Studio 355, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New music coming... 

Hi!

 On 22/7/20 there will be news of a new record I have collaborated on. This is a collaboration that has been 10 years in the waiting room to be released. So I'm quite excited and want you all to have the first opportunity to hear it. One song will go online straight away and there will be a link to pre-order the album on all formats with some truly beautiful artwork. So please sign up to the mailing list and follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see what it's all about.

Shop! 

There is now a new Shop feature on www.bernardbutler.com. In the spirit of clearing stuff out I wanted to make available stuff I have had at home for ages which some of you would like, all of course signed in whatever way you would like. There are a few items up now which are already selling out fast and once these are gone THEY'RE GONE! So take your chance to find a few originals. And please watch out as I start to make more music available. Stay safe x

Earth Day 2020 

Hi everyone. Please see the attached info about Earth Day 2020. I will be performing as part of Sam Lee's Nest Collective celebration which will be streamed live on Youtube on 22/4/2020. I will be performing a live improvisation for a short segment of the show which will feature artists, musicians and writers accompanying the song of the nightingales. Please join in this completely magical and freeform event and share widely.

Summer events 

I will be appearing in various different guises at a few events over the summer so head to the LIVE page to see what's happening. The Tipping point Live event in Newcastle should be fun. It is a songwriting session. We will invite members of the audience to the stage and I will direct you through suggestion on how we can arrange a song, accompanied by your fellow audience members. By the end of an hour or so we will all perform it and follow with lots of questions and lots of fun hopefully. This is a lunchtime event so please come down.

 

80 Plays 

In my role as Patron of The Bert Jansch Foundation, I am taking part in the Around The World In 80 Plays venture. Yamaha Guitars are passing one of their wonderful L Series guitars around the world via players nominating each other to make a Bert-inspired contribution before nominating another. Johnny Marr began the journey and I was delighted to be nominated by Johnny to be next. I have recorded a small piece and message about Bert, and will be nominating the next player and sending the guitar on it's way soon. 

You can watch and share my piece as well as Johnny's here . It will be updated so please watch out for further pieces as the journey continues. 

 

https://80plays.bertjanschfoundation.org