We are very excited to announce a co-headline with two excellent artists!
Best Girl Athlete
At just 17 years old, Katie has dreams like any other teenager, but possesses a talent far beyond her tender years. The songbird, who resides in Aberdeen Scotland, exhibits an effortless yet enchanting voice aligned to a burgeoning talent for song writing which elevates her natural potential to even greater heights.
Not content to simply sing her musician father Charley Buchan’s songs, Katie has begun to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter in her own right. Katie possesses a voice which sounds wise beyond its years as her earthy, ethereal tone flows beautifully from the speakers warmly enveloping the listener. Her vocals are accomplished to the point that they could easily sit alongside seasoned singer songwriters such as Aimee Mann, Laura Marling and Feist, as she constructs emotional vignettes with a laid back and elegant Americana edge.
Where most artists use their debut album to fine tune their sound, Katie has produced something special on her first attempt – an art that can take many of her contemporaries years to hone. ��The tender vocals and whimsical music is no more apparent on album tracks such as ‘Leave It All Behind’ and ‘All That’ where Best Girl Athlete produces some of her most exquisite tracks as the chorus is left floating around your head for days.
While ‘Talk’ is so well written it could easily be mistaken for an Ellie Goulding single – Katie’s vocals radiate and her lyrics impress, as soothing strings and piano elevate the music to new levels.��Carve Every Word is an emotionally charged and accomplished debut that finds Best Girl Athlete imposing herself as a serious talent. Released in the United States under the Minty Fresh label and with a forthcoming American tour in support, the album will have its UK release via Fitlike Records on 2nd March 2015.
“incredible vocals from Best Girl Athlete aka Katie Buchan who’s voice is imbued with an emotional depth that’s unlike anything else you will hear at the moment.” – Mood of Collapse
“That track is insanely good, incredible talent and musicianship from someone so young” – Scottish Fiction
“Just incredible, such talent” – Netsounds
“This is glorious! Best Girl Athlete is only 15 years old! She shows just how versatile her vocal is, this is another of those releases that astounds me.” – Podcart
Sam Buonavolontà (Italian Translation: Goodwill) has been crafting experimental music under the alias «Sam Goodwill» for over a decade. Rooted in thematic lyricism, the music combines engaging songwriting with the drama and energy you'd expect from a Rock n' Roll show. Though by-and-large a solo effort, Sam collaborates with a rotating cast of friends and respected colleagues in the studio and on stage.
Co-Founder of a warehouse studio in Youngstown, OH (Historian Recording Co.) Sam mixes and manufactures sound and dialog for independent movies. This is also where band's such as Mount Eerie, R. Ring and Noveller have passed through to record live performances for the concert series «Historian Sessions» that Sam started with his wife and several friends.
With two releases (2009's «Stampede» EP and 2012's «History» LP), Sam has toured extensively in both US & Europe, sharing the stage with bands such as Temples, Reel Big Fish and Porches.
This May Sam will be releasing a split 7" with DIY pioneer and legend in his own right, Viking Moses. The two were on tour in the UK when they spent a few days at Song, By Toad Records HQ. During their visit Sam was fighting illness and was days away from losing his voice completely. They managed to do some casual recording which turned into some of the rawest material Sam Goodwill has released to date. soundcloud.com/songbytoad/sam-goodwill-oxygen/s-O7jtK?in=songbytoad/sets/viking-mosessam-goodwill-split-7/s-nVhQn