A nice review from yesterdays Guide…..
The Voluntary Butler Scheme, Trading Things In (Trifle Recordings)
One can’t imagine that a scheme for voluntary butlers would be very popular – what’s in it for them, really? – but the early signs are that Rob Jones, he who is the VBS, could be very popular indeed among the same fans of summery, slightly odd, quintessentially British pop who go for Jim Noir. Trading Things In calls to mind the pristine, bright textures and chuck-it-all-in instrumentation of maverick popsters the High Llamas, while The Eiffel Tower & The BT Tower throws in some Dexys-style brass for good measure. Parp on, good man, parp on.
Is definitely going to do big things this year. The Voluntary Butler Scheme aka Rob Jones is a one man band extraordinaire for the 21st century. Think ‘Badly Drawn Boy’ and ‘Jim Noir’ crossed with a 99p ice-cream, a sunny carefree day and a loop pedal. Not only this but Rob is also an all round nice guy and resident of my home town. Add him on MySpace HERE and attend a gig or two.