More Stranger Son Album Reviews, an Interview and a New Video.

Louder Than War Review of Last Days of Butterfly 9/10

“Stranger Son’s latest album combines epic post Factory sounds with poetic set pieces all dusted in organic industrial themes and wrapped in a post punk post rock vision. A rare record and a soundtrack fit for the north west capital.”

Incendiary Magazine Review of Last Days of Butterfly

“…this new LP from Stranger Son is a damned good listen; brilliantly paced, intelligent and with atmosphere enough to satisfy any glum head.”

The Quietus Interview Stranger Son’s Gareth Smith

“With this album, I wanted something more immediate. I didn’t want to be in a studio trying to insert reverb or tones. I wanted the atmosphere there from the start. We found Victoria Baths, which was perfect as it was tiled, so the noise flew around everywhere. It wasn’t a gimmick thing and it certainly wasn’t funded in any way. The album was recorded during one afternoon and most tracks were two takes.”

Terrascope Review of Last Days of Butterfly

“This is a great album that will reveal more layers each time it is played…”


Last Days of Butterfly by Stranger Son 25.11.13


We are excited to announce the new Stranger Son mini-album ”Last Days Of Butterfly” is to be released 25.11.13 on Leonard Skully Records.

”Last Days Of Butterfly”, Stranger Son’s third album, took place in a drained Edwardian pool in a listed building in Manchester, and was recorded and mixed live to 1/2″ tape.

The first 100 copies will feature hand-printed sleeve inserts. The release will be also accompanied by a series of short films.

Buy CD here.

Buy digital download here.

Sprawling cinematic grooves, encompassing frustration, disconnection and tension”. 4/5 The Big Issue

“Dead headed riff opines, very much cultivated in a harrowing Roland S. Howard stylising. Bleak stuff”. The Sunday Experience

“Spindly guitars and deep, dark angry voice, the tension is terrific  and you may want to carry a knife when listening”. 8/10 Norman Records