Levenmouth band’s Barcelona bid for stardom takes off in world final

Break the Butterfly are in competition's world final next week in Barcelona.
Break the Butterfly are in competition's world final next week in Barcelona.
  • Last round in Barcelona
  • Only European band in final
  • Main stage place up for grabs
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Levenmouth band Break The Butterfly fly out for the warmer climes of Spain next week to represent Europe in the ultimate battle of the bands.

The five-piece indy rockers are hoping their unique blend of rock with a distinctive Scottish twist will win them a spot on a major festival main stage bill alongside headliners such as Kings of Leon, Lenny Kravitz and Avicii.

They will be looking to repeat their winning performances in the earlier rounds of Hard Rock Rising, which involved more than 85 Hard Rock cafes worldwide and attracted entries from more than 13,000 bands.

Not bad going for a group that originally only entered the competition in a bid to catch the eye - and the ear - of one of the judges.

Break The Butterfly (BTB) are one of six finalists competing for the spot on the main stage at Hard Rock Rising Barcelona, a week-long festival which starts on July 24.

And they’re hoping their loyal army of fans - more than a dozen of whom are also going to Barceolona - will give them the best possible send off by raising the roof at McPhails in Leven this Saturday in a warm-up gig for the big event.

“We’ve done all the preparation and practising we can and this gig in front of a home crowd will have us buzzing and ready to go,” said front man Cameron Barnes.

The other band members are Craig Thomson, Andrew Low, Billy Underwood and Craig Paton.

The other finalists in the live battle final round are Wolf Colony from New York, Enemy Planes from Minneapolis, Chanson Calhoun from Louisville, Blazer from Buenos Aires and Dorothy from Osaka, Japan.

“The competition was tough this year, but in the end we know we have chosen six incredible and unique bands to represent this year’s Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands competition,” said James Buell, senior director of music and marketing for Hard Rock International.

Break the Butterfly are the only European band in the final.

Break the Butterfly are the only European band in the final.