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.
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.
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!
Union Chapel was an incredible setting to debut songs from the forthcoming My Autumn Empire album II and for sets by E.L. Heath and P.Manasseh. Thanks to all those who came along, and to Daylight Music for having us.
If you weren’t able to make it, we officially launch II this Friday at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, surrounded by the wonderful work of walking artist Hamish Fulton. 7.30PM start, £5 on the door – all attendees will receive a free download of II on release.
My Autumn Empire
Albums by Wayside & Woodland artists can now be purchased at Ikon Shop, Birmingham’s only independent art bookshop. We’ve selected a range of releases including epic45’s latest release Weathered, My Autumn Empire’s The Village Compass and P.Manasseh’s ANA. All available at a ‘nice price’.
As mentioned recently, My Autumn Empire will launch their new album II at Ikon on Friday 20 April, with support from E.L. Heath and P.Manasseh.
Weathered is the companion volume to epic45’s Weathering album (Sunday Times Album of the Week, July 2011). It sees the Staffordshire duo invite labelmates and contemporaries to literally weather the recordings they made for that record. Weathered will be released on Friday 6 April via Norman Records, with a digital release from Wayside & Woodland’s online shop to follow shortly after. It will be available from other retailers later in April.
What if a song recorded today could be lost like a photograph, only to be rediscovered years later? Dusty and forgotten for years, warped, faded and torn. Like an old ‘78 discovered in an attic, its history as a physical object indelibly marked and inseparable from the original recording.
Contributing artists to Weathered include The Remote Viewer, The Gentleman Losers, Fieldhead, E.L. Heath, Jasper TX and Sarah Kemp of Lanterns on the Lake/ The Declining Winter.
Stream opener Leaving Traces now:
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‘Leaving Traces’ originally appears as a fragment of ‘People Say This Place Is Slowly Dying’ on Weathering. It features violin by Sarah Kemp.
More information on the companion volume to epic45’s Weathering on Monday, including a streamed track. Weathered features reworkings by friends and labelmates, including E.L. Heath, Jasper TX, The Gentlemen Losers and Fieldhead, as well as an exclusive new track.