Haunted Woodland – Volume 4 // Surfacing…

Happy Halloween folks,

As has become tradition on this date for Wayside and Woodland, we have some unexpected but exciting news about the latest addition to our long-running ‘Haunted Woodland’ series…

Last year’s release by Charles Vaughan was supposed to be the final instalment but then our good friends Surfacing were commissioned by the art organisation Ordinary Culture to write and perform a work inspired by Dukes Wood – an area of woodland in central Nottinghamshire that was home to the UK’s first commercial oilfield – and it seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up.


Across four gurgling, spluttering tracks of broken occult techno and ghostly industrial noise, Surfacing delve deep into the eerie beauty of Dukes Wood. Here, nature is explored not as a restorative refuge from modern life, but as a dark ecology central to (and threatening) our civilization.

The three parts of ‘Black Corpse of the Sun’ were recorded live at Dukes Wood; ‘Oilmuzak’ was recorded at Surfacing’s HQ in Nottingham.

The limited edition 50 copy pressing of the 4 Track CDr in card sleeve with booklet is available to pre-order* now via our online shop.

1. Black Corpse Of The Sun, Pt. 1 – 0.86
2. Black Corpse Of The Sun, Pt. 2 – A Star Of Two Sides
3. Black Corpse Of The Sun, Pt. 3 – Daloway Dub
4. Oilmuzak


*Item will be shipped on Monday 18th November


Some of their previous work can be heard over at the Surfacing Soundcloud page.

E.L. Heath – Tŷ album // OUT NOW


Today marks the offical release date of E.L. Heath’s ‘Tŷ’ album.

It can be purchased on CD (in gatefold card sleeve, with booklet) via the following links.



or digitally via


You can also stream and purchase the album using the link below.

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Heres the full album info :

Tŷ is the fourth album on Wayside and Woodland from Shropshire based multi-instrumentalist, Eric Heath. Born in Athens, Georgia, he was brought up in London and moved to Shropshire at the age of 6.

The album is Welsh-language pop music bursting with space, texture and the joy of collaboration, incorporating a winding collection of themes, topics and styles. The absurd humour of Ivor Cutler and the laconic delivery of Kevin Ayres are strong inspirations, along with a growing interest in classic supernatural fiction.

The increasingly mundane mass entertainment culture convinced Heath to bin his TV, eschew the cities and instead concentrate on his Welsh language studies. The music and poetry of this historic language helped Heath to research the history behind much of the borderlands he calls home; the simmering politics ingrained deep in the memories of friends over the border, the drowned valleys and the crushing of an area rich with mythology and strong in identity.

Heath delved deep into these stories, and with Tŷ he satirises his discontent with the world around him. He shares a kinship with the kaleidoscopic, politically fired pop music released through the fiercely Welsh Ankst and Sain labels and draws on the pioneering space symphonies of Joe Meek, fusing them with the low season tranquillity of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.

Tŷ also features substantial contributions from members of epic45 as well as Lukas Cresswell-Rost (The Pattern Theory), Joe Cave (Babytwin) and Elaine Reynolds (Fieldhead/The Boats).

2.Yr Sioe Afanc
4.Pan Mae’r Cathod yn Rheoli’r Mor
7.Stwr y Mae
8.Y Pum

News of the next W&W release will be announced in a few days. The ‘Haunted Woodland’ series isnt finished yet…..

‘Yr Sioe Afanc’ // Single and Video…

As promised, here is the excellent one take video for the first single, ‘Yr Sioe Afanc’,  from the latest E.L. Heath album, ‘Tŷ’.


The single can be purchased from our Bandcamp store, along with exclusive b-side, ‘Bwyta y Haul’.


Helen Foot
Richard Foot
Hailey Robinson
Eric Loveland Heath
Victoria Clinton
Jason Wiley

Directed, Filmed and Edited by: Arron Fowler
Concept by: Eric Loveland Heath
Produced by: R & A Collaborations
Hair and Make-up by: Victoria Clinton & Helen Foot
Additional clothing and props provided by: The Creative Studio & Helen Foot Design.

E.L. Heath – Tŷ Album and Collectors Set Pre-order…


The W&W team are delighted to announce that pre-orders are now being taken for Tŷ, the forthcoming album from Eric Heath, out on Wayside and Woodland on October 28th.


You can pre-order the standard CD version for £8, directly from our shop by clicking here.*


Also, in keeping with all of our other recent releases, we are offering an exclusive ‘collectors set’ version for £15 – which includes the following :

– CD
– E.L. Heath sticker
– W&W sticker, badge and postcard
– Download code of ‘Yr Sioe Afanc’ single
– 4 x photographic prints taken by Eric Heath (selection unique to each set)
– Signed lyric sheet

These can be pre-ordered from here. 


The album release will also be preceded by a digital single, ‘Yr Sioe Afanc’, which will be accompanied by a video shot with Shopshire-based visual wizards,  R&A Collaborations. More details on that next week.

Eric has also relaunched his new website, Plenty Wenlock, which gathers together his previous work and will also showcase the stunning artwork produced by his partner, Victoria Clinton, who produced the paintings used on the artwork to accompany the album.

Local author, Pauline Fisk, has also interviewed Eric for the release of Tŷ at My Tonight from Shrewsbury.

*All pre-orders will be shipped on October 28th.