On second thoughts... I can't write an impartial review of The Seventeenth Century, really. I've long been a fan of the band, and that fact along with the similar feelings of good old Peenko meant that we somehow managed to talk them into bringing down the curtain on the first run of Aye Tunes Vs Peenko gigs back in November, a task they achieved in some style, leaving us with massive grins on our faces.
The Seventeenth Century finally release something this Monday, January 10th, after ages of me having to dig around for random mp3s , radio sessions and live recordings on the internet.
The Seventeenth Century (Part One) EP is released by Electra French Records (strike two for my impartiality) on limited edition - and pretty, I've already got one - 10" vinyl, with a free download included.
The EP really is excellent though, drawing together live favourites Young Francis, Roses In The Park and Countryside along with the short instrumental Amongst Other Things. If you haven't had a chance to hear the band before the EP serves as a perfect introduction, the only problem might be that you'll be like me, and want more. If so, then make a note that The Seventeenth Century (Part Two) is promised to follow in April, and I can barely wait already.
To celebrate the release The Seventeenth Century play The Captain's Rest on Tuesday night, with support from former De Rosa man Martin John Henry.
You can order the EP online here.