HOOD // Article and covers EP…

Its no real secret that here at Wayside and Woodland the Leeds based HOOD are one of our favourite bands – ever. In collaboration with the excellent French online music blog Autres Direction (as part of a retrospective series of articles on the band entitled ‘This Is It, Forever / Hood 1990 – 2005) members of W&W were invited to record a selection of covers of HOOD songs. Whilst initially seeming like quite a daunting task, people worked swiftly and the final results were great.

This 5 track HOOD covers EP can be downloaded here and features exclusive reinterpretations from My Autumn Empire, The Toy Library, E.L Heath, Arc Vel and Part Timer.

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01> My Autumn Empire “The Weight”
02> EL Heath “Norfolk”
03> Arc Vel “You Show No Emotion At All”
04> The Toy Library “The Field Is Cut”
05> Part Timer “Years First Storm”

As an accompaniment to these covers, Benjamin Holton (epic45 // My Autumn Empire) wrote an article that discusses his first experience of HOOD’s music and the lasting effect and influence they have had on him over the years.

That can be read hereI Can’t Find My Brittle Youth by Benjamin Holton. 

There are also other writings by staff at Autres Directions, Philip Buckle (Teamforest) and interviews with Richard Adams (HOOD).

We were very proud to be part of this retrospective – hope you enjoy the words and music…and big thanks to everyone involved, and Jerome for asking us…

…and thanks HOOD!

Collectors Set // Sold Out

Special thanks to everyone who purchased one of the limited edition My Autumn Empire / W&W collectors sets over the last few days. This set has now sold out but we will be continuing these for all of our forthcoming releases – so keep checking in for those. More news soon on the next run of releases from W&W.

The latest My Autumn Empire album, II, is now available from Norman Records, Darla Records and all the usual digital retailers. It will hit the shops in a few weeks time.