W&W // Spring 2013 Label Sampler

Brand new for spring 2013, an 8-track sampler from Wayside and Woodland is now available for streaming and free download. The compilation features exclusive tracks from My Autumn Empire, July Skies and other W&W favourites. Just click on the artwork below to go to our Bandcamp store.

W&W Spring 2013
Free download compilation | April 2013


1. epic45 – Defeat 02:22
2. Field Harmonics – Walls 05:25
3. My Autumn Empire – All In My Head 03:35
4. Charles Vaughan – One Shadow 03:52
5. E.L. Heath – Dandelion Clocks 02:20
6. Component#4 – Before She Left (Uneasy Lover) 03:17
7. Surfacing – Hypocalypse (Frankenhausen version) 03:27
8. July Skies – British Summer Time 04:44

epic45 & more // Downloads now available


We are pleased to announce a big update to the Wayside & Woodland Bandcamp store, with lots of music now available for stream and download for the very first time.

Kicking things off there’s epic45’s Steps To Further Winter collection, originally sold as a limited edition CDR on the band’s European tour in the autumn of 2009, featuring lost gems and remixes by Isan and Simon Scott.

Then we have MAEII, the second album by My Autumn Empire — aka Ben Holton of epic45 — a classic break-up record stuffed full of guitars, pop melodies and ELO-influenced retro-futurism.

Meanwhile the Documenting The Decay and Haunted Woodland Volume Three albums by the mysterious cloaked figure of epic45 contributor Charles Vaughan are just waiting to be downloaded — ideal if you’re in the mood for the melancholy of faded soundscapes and post-war optimism, with a dash of William Basinski.

Not forgetting, either, P. Manasseh’s delicious album Ana, a quietly understated masterpiece of field recordings, drifting tones and shimmering ambience likely to be of major interest to fans of Terry Riley and Pauline Oliveros.

All these W&W releases are available on the W&W Bandcamp store right now, so check the links below for information, streams and downloads.


epic45’s Steps To Further Winter // Information // Digital download
My Autumn Empire’s MAEII // Information // Digital download // CD still available
Charles Vaughan’s Documenting The Decay // Information // Digital download
Charles Vaughan’s Haunted Woodland Volume Three // Information // Digital download
P. Manasseh’s Ana // Information // Digital download // CD still available

Official Music Video for My Autumn Empire…

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We are incredibly pleased to post this amazing new video for My Autumn Empire, produced by Overpaid Productions. We will be running a competition next week to win the shirt and SFX worn in this shoot, along with copies of the storyboard and a signed copy of the album. More details next Monday via our Facebook page. Hope you enjoy and please share. Special thanks to everyone involved in this video.

Produced by Overpaid Productions
Starring – Ben Holton
Writer/Director – Keith Cartwright
Writer/Producer – Mark Cartwright
Producer – Rob Glover
Director of Photography – Graham Dillion
1st AD – Chris Burkitt
Make Up – John Wolverson

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.


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.

My Autumn Empire II – Pre-order, Album Release and Collectors Boxset…

After much anticipation here at Wayside and Woodland over the past few months, we are incredibly proud to announce the imminent release of the second My Autumn Empire album, II.

The album will go onsale at the start of July via our good friends at Norman Records
and then hit the shops by late July / early August. You can currently pre-order the album from Norman Records at the bargain price of £8.29. Click here.

In the US, Darla Records are currently taking pre-orders here.

The digital version will also be released in July, via all the usual outlets.

The team here at W&W have also put together a very special collectors boxset* for this release that will go onsale at the start of July. This set is strictly limited to 25 only and will contain:

– CD of the album
– Wayside and Woodland screen-printed t-shirt – in Charcoal Grey
– Postcards
– Badges
– Stickers
– A unique photograph taken by Benjamin Holton, which will include a handwritten note

…and come housed in a specially packaged gift box.

This set will be available for £20 (plus shipping). If you are interested in this collectors set then please email us in advance by clicking the email link below :


We will then send you a separate email as soon as this set is ready. They will be sold on a first come, first served basis once the link goes live, but we will try and give you as much notice as possible as to when this will happen. Please express your interest in this set by emailing us before Monday July 9th.

Its been a long time coming, but we are finally there…we hope you enjoy!!

* Please note : For anyone that has pre-ordered the album from elsewhere, the special collectors set contains the standard packaged CD version of the album with no extra content or bonus CD.