24
Aug
Playing in Devizes with Will Varley in November. Solo set.

Playing in Devizes with Will Varley in November. Solo set.

18
Jul

B-Sydes - Tight Diamond Shoes

image

Away from my own music, I play guitar for my buddy B-Sydes. We’ve just finished up a full-band album and it sounds fucking huge! Check out this teaser from it (by clicking on the photo above or the link below) and then go tell him how much you love it.

B-Sydes - Tight Diamond Shoes - streaming on Soundcloud

02
Jun

2000 Trees!

Really happy to announce that myself, Johnny (our old drummer, filling in again for us) and Jon (long suffering bass player) are playing the Addistock Takeover stage at 2000 Trees this year.

We’ll be doing a stripped down acoustic set after the main bands are done, for the people like me who just don’t get the point of a silent disco!* Check out the full line-up on the link below. It’s going to be all sorts of ace.

image

Addistock at 2000 Trees 2014

*It has nothing whatsoever to do with either a) the fact I can’t dance or b) that I have no soul and can’t do ‘fun’. No. Definitely not.

11
May
Really happy that my mate Liam is releasing the new Greenhorn EP in the UK on his label, Saint November.
Greenhorn features Roger from one of my all time favourite bands, Less Than Jake and Jen from NoMore. You should go and taken a listen to one of the tracks and then pre-order your copy:
Greenhorn - I Want More - Pre-order at Saint November
Not only is this going to be an awesome EP, look at that artwork! How cool is that going to be on 10” vinyl?

Really happy that my mate Liam is releasing the new Greenhorn EP in the UK on his label, Saint November.

Greenhorn features Roger from one of my all time favourite bands, Less Than Jake and Jen from NoMore. You should go and taken a listen to one of the tracks and then pre-order your copy:

Greenhorn - I Want More - Pre-order at Saint November

Not only is this going to be an awesome EP, look at that artwork! How cool is that going to be on 10” vinyl?

18
Apr

Uploaded this video the other day to see if I could use it to stop rubbish drummers getting in touch about the vacant drum position in the band. Basically “If you can’t play this, please don’t get in touch”. So far, nobody’s got in touch though, so maybe it’s too effective!

Thought I’d post it here too, more for anyone who might be interested to hear a drum-only track from the Beginners EP. Johnny really is a stupidly good drummer.

08
Mar

NEW EP - Lost In Translation

When bands/artists are floundering creatively they usually plunder the archives in a pitiful attempt to remind their dwindling fanbase that they still exist. Adam Boucher & The Dead Set are no different and so I present you ‘Lost In Translation’, four songs dusted off and released to a tidal wave of indifference.

image


Click here for the new EP - Lost In Translation

To be ever so slightly more serious though, these four songs were recorded during the sessions for our last EP ‘Beginners' but were left off the final release. At some point during the recording, as the final touches were being added, it became clear to me that the album's worth of material we were recording would be better condensed into a much more concise EP. Releasing an album for the sake of it seemed a bit stupid. As a result I chose not to take them to the mixing stage or spend any more time tinkering with them. In hindsight that was definitely a smart move. Not because they're not good songs, but they didn't really fit the overall feel of what became 'Beginners'.

These songs have a bit more of a normal rock sound and feature the original Dead Set rhythm section - Steve Zsolnai on drums and Jon Zarych on bass. Naomi Scott makes an appearance adding keys and synth on one song too. To me at least, these songs showcase how the original line up sounded - a little more groove based and less raw/punky than what came after. These are also fairly old songs now that all date back to my days playing purely solo acoustic. I think ‘Growing Up & Getting Out’ was actually the first song Jon, Steve and I ever played together too. Ah, the memories.

I’d always intended to release these four songs at a later date but never got round to it. One day though I stumbled on the rough reference mixes from the early sessions and was pleasantly surprised at how good they sounded. I got Steve Good at The Vatican to mix and master them and here we are. Four new recordings for your listening pleasure.

Cal Ryder did the artwork for Beginners and one of her early sketches for that, which didn’t quite fit the mood of the songs on the final EP, now seemed perfect for this release. So, I got in touch and asked her to finish the sketch off. I think you’ll agree that yet again, she came up with something truly excellent.

Anyway, that’s a little bit of background for you. It’s a pay-what-you-want download release (You can enter zero and get it for free if you want). We’ve been drumerless for ages now and it feels like it may be a while before you hear anything new from us, so please download and enjoy this EP and feel free to share it with your friends.

Credits:
On this record Adam Boucher & The Dead Set are: 

Adam Boucher - Guitar/Vocals 
Jon Zarych - Bass 
Steve Zsolnai - Drums 
Naomi Scott - Piano/Synth 

All songs written by Adam Boucher and arranged by Adam Boucher & The Dead Set 
Yesterday contains a line taken from ‘Half A Person’ by The Smiths. I await Morrissey threatening to sue me… 
The final verse in ‘Somewhere In Between’ is taken from ‘Sound System’ by Operation Ivy. I don’t imagine Jesse Michaels will try to sue though as he seems like a pretty nice guy. 

Recorded by Adam Boucher, Jon Zarych & Naomi Scott at various points in time between August 2011 and February 2012. 
Mixed and mastered by Steve Good at Vatican Studios, London.

Artwork by Cal Ryder
zu-bean records - ZBR-015

About

Shoutyfolk punk rock from London, England.

Email: adam@adamboucher.com

Connect

Listen to the Beginners EP

Join the mailing List