ballboy (SL Records / Brainhole Productions)'s Biography


Music Video: I Hate Scotland
Artist/ Band: ballboy
Label: SL Records
Video: Brainhole Productions

We are a collection of artists based in Edinburgh who work together on film and video commissions,
audio projects, print design, the written word, web design and multimedia CD-rom authoring.
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ballboy / i hate scotland...

Made by: Daniel Warren/Hamish Brown/Friends of ballboy Commissioned by the Edinburgh based label SL Records for the band ballboy, 'i hate scotland...' compensates for low expectations in life with the simple highs of sporting activity: trampolining,
diving, swimming, rope climbing, curling, running, cycling with stabilisers. 'I would give it all up for a springboard, a pair of shorts, a plain white t-shirt and the ability to do a perfect backflip...'

You can see 'i hate scotland..." on the first 5000 copies of ballboy's album 'club anthems 2001'.

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ballboy uk tour

ballboy are touring to support the release of their new single “a europewide search for love”, this will be ballboy’s first tour since last summer. since then they have:
• released their new album, “a guide for the daylight hours”, which featured artwork from renowned glasgow artist david shrigley. the album sold out it’s initial pressing in the first month of release, and has since gone on to be repressed twice.
• seen the release of their debut album in the states and canada, and toured the us for 5 weeks last autumn with cinerama. their new album is out in the us and canada in june, and will also be released in australia and new zealand later this year.
• continued to be championed by john peel, their “all the records on the radio are shite” ep was voted number nine in last years festive fifty by listeners of john peel’s radio one show, and they’ve just recorded a third session for the show, which was aired on 20th march.
• been asked for the use of their track “essential wear for future trips to space” in an upcoming episode of the cult american tv drama “six feet under”.

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ballboy - tour details

wednesday 9th april, smalands nation, lund, sweden
thursday 10th april, herrårn, linkoping, sweden
friday 11th april, kalmar nation, uppsala, sweden
saturday 12th april, lokal bar, växjö, sweden
sunday 13th april, mono, oslo, norway

tuesday 15th april, royal park, leeds,
£4 support from the cut-outs

wednesday 16th april, the rescue rooms, nottingham
£5 adv 8pm support from the cut-outs

thursday 17th april, the zodiac, oxford,
£5 adv 7-10pm support from the relationships and the new moon

friday 18th april, downstairs at the garage, london,
£8 6pm support from bearsuit, fosca, the wandering step, slipslide and the cut outs

saturday 19th april, dempsey's irish bar cardiff,
£5 adv 8pm – 1am

sunday 20th april, the flapper and firkin, birmingham, £5 adv 8pm support from panda love unit

for photo’s or interviews with ballboy call ed pybus at sl records on 07930 536 963