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!