Clowns are definitely evil, and none more so than August and Whiteface. They are the anti-heroes of the third song from my EP Spirit Box. It’s a song I’ve had hanging around for ages, but only got round to recording last year. Its all pounding drums, twangy acoustic guitar and shouting crowds. ‘Let ’em swing!’, ‘Let ’em swing!’.
Here’s the full lyric video for Butcher Boy, the first track from my murder ballads EP ‘Spirit Box’. November is the first anniversary month of this EP, and I happen to think it’s one of my best releases.
How many songs about murder is too many? This time last year I released Spirit Box, an EP of songs about murder, ghosts, evil clowns, evil butchers and murder. So much murder. For the rest of the month I shall be banging on about this EP, which I think is one of the best things I’ve done.
Just put that new song up on the subscribers only bit of bandcamp. Possibly a finished version. Or I might do another mix at some point. But I think it’s finished. Maybe.
Do not take this as a hint of what might happen next. I think, rather than a clue as to what a next album might sound like, this might be more like getting something out of my system to make way for the new.
This is the new song about the end of the world I was talking about. Did I wait for inspiration? No, I went out to find inspiration. With a club.
(That’s a quote from someone. Jack London?)
Anyway, it is for subscribers only: https://tomslatter.bandcamp.com/immoral-supporters