This young Australian singer's boisterous lungful of a voice is the most powerful thing about this debut album, but the songwriting has a lot to say for itself too. Boucher plays virtually all instruments appearing on this record as well as manning the arranging. Her life as the middle child of seven by bohemian arty parents (she has a sister named Sunshine) led her to both the creative exertion and self-reliance needed to shape an evidently plentiful natural talent... Read More »
Butterfly Boucher slid onto the scene in 2004 with the release of her debut album, Flutterby, but at the time garnered more press for her fascinating biography than her killer voice. This time around, things are different. Boucher has plenty to say on her second LP Scary Fragile, all of which is more interesting than her name (yes, it is real), her six sisters, or her childhood in Australia... Read More »
Pity the children of hippies. As if going to school with a name like 'Summer' or 'Serendipity' or 'Swan' wasn't fucking bad enough, all hippie children who decide to choose a career in the music industry are also cursed with the gift of eternal creative mediocrity... Read More »
On Butterfly Boucher's solid debut, the 24-year-old Australian singer-songwriter looks up to radio goddess Sheryl Crow's sun-drenched pop, with a wink at Avril Lavigne's spunky faux-punk, too. As with Crow, Boucher's competent, unpretentious craft is moderately impressive, much like her multi-instrumental prowess. Singing and playing everything, she sounds like an excellent if uninspired studio band. Her voice is formidable but distinguished mostly by her Aussie vowels... Read More »
Two weeks ago, Australian performance artist Ruby Rose released a short film titled Break Free. The piece, set to a song ("It Pulls Me Under") performed by <span>Butterfly Boucher</span>, depicts Rose's transition from an ultra-feminine identity into a hyper-masculine one. The response has been loud, though not always proud. Some of the viewers want it to represent everything for everyone. But, like any created work, it intends to simply capture and convey the artist's very singular experience. The hope, presumably, is that others will relate to and appreciate it, but that's where the creator's responsibility Read More »
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Higgins' first album in five years touts its experimental tendencies. You may find that hard to believe when you hear the bright, pop worthy result that seems intent on grabbing the Aussie superstar some long overdue US airplay. Recorded in Nashville with production by veteran Brad Jones and <span>Butterfly Boucher</span>, the team takes Higgins' hook heavy songs, sung with her clear emotional voice, and adds swirling strings, multi-layered vocals and backing singers. Occasionally this method clicks as on the opening "Set Me on Fire" and the album's first single, the jaunty "Hello Hello." But more often the approach Read More »
come a long way since then and we're gonna have a big time out there!" Even with these additions, the list isn't finalized, so expect to see it grow in coming weeks. Full lineup so far: A Fine Frenzy, Ann Atomic, Ash Koley, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, <span>Butterfly Boucher</span>, Cat Power, Ceci Bastida, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Donna Delory, Elizaveta, <span>Emmylou</span> <span>Harris</span>, Erin McCarley, Erykah Badu, Frazey Ford, Gossip, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals ... Lilith Fair 2010 Lineup Adds Cat Power, Loretta Lynn, Kate Nash, Lissie, More Read More »
Next year's Lilith Fair revival will feature Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae and Miranda Lambert among festival veterans Tegan and Sara, Indigo Girls and Sheryl Crow. Other acts confirmed to perform include A Fine Frenzy, <span>Butterfly Boucher</span>, Chairlift, Corinne Bailey Rae, <span>Emmylou</span> <span>Harris</span>, Erykah Badu, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Metric, Sara Bareilles, The Submarines, Sugarland, The Weepies, and Zee Avi. Founded by Sarah MacLachlan, Lilith Fair drew over 1.5 million ... Lilith Fair 2010 Featuring Newcomers Brandi Carlile, Janelle Read More »
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