Track(s) Of The Day – Best Girl Athlete – In Your Head & Baby Come Home


Wow ! Not sure what we were doing in 2015 that ensured we somehow contrived to completely miss out on Best Girl Athlete‘s debut album ‘Carve Every Word’. An album which was apparently nominated for the Scottish Alternative Music Award. However her most recent releases, the evocative cinematic ‘Baby Come Home’ which recalls Laura Marling and Lana Del Rey and the wistful bedsit poetry colliding with Stax Records on the magnificent ‘In Your Head’ ensured we have now remedied the lack of Best Girl Athlete’s music in our lives.

Based on what we’ve heard so far, it’s obvious to anybody but a near clinical cretin, that Katie Buchan aka Best Girl Athlete is one of the most exciting young singer songwriters to emerge in recent years. Her song writing is underpinned with the unique ability that all great songwriters have – to be able to discern beauty in the darkness, to discover poetry in the minutiae of everyday life and to make the personal, universal. Factor in her exquisite ear for timeless melody and it really is quite remarkable that somebody who has just turned 18 and is about to start Uni is blessed with such talent and insight.

Both tracks featured are from her forthcoming self-titled album that arrives on October 2nd, 2017 via Fitlike Records and based on what we’ve heard so far she seems to have a musical gift so big you could probably see it from space.

Convinced ?  Well if you’re wavering (and you really shouldn’t be)  here’s another tune, this time from her 2015 album.


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Best Girl Athlete- The VPME COM Track Of The Day

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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