toshack highway – birdsong ep out friday
This Friday sees Toshack HIghway teaming up with Oxford based label Shifty Disco to release a downloadable MP3 EP called Birdsong EP with two tracks being available for 99p this coming Friday 10th Feb and two more plus downloadable artwork for another 99p next Friday Feb 17th.
The Shifty Disco Download Singles Club pumps out weekly releases each and every Friday throughout the year, a 12-month subscription comes in at only £12.
The EP features four different versions of two songs to be featured on the latest Toshack HIghway album Bolts of Melody to be released later in the year.
This Friday’s download is Birdsong (album version) and Theme From LSD (live version), the latter recorded with full band in Toronto on Nov 12th last year.
The following Friday will be Birdsong (moonshiner version) a stripped down folk-sounding rendition and Theme From LSD (baroque version) a film score-like home studio interpretation.
Says Adam Franklin, ex of Swervedriver and the main man behind Toshack: “It’s quite a cool thing doing a downloads only release because the whole thing has such a quick turnaraound. “Dave Newton Ride’s manager (who also runs Shifty Disco) heard the new Toshack Highway album and suggested putting a track up at Shifty Disco. “I said Why not, and when Dave said the track he wanted to use was Birdsong it reminded me that I had intended to record a slowed down solo version of that song.
“Then the idea of expanding this to an EP release sprang up as we had these versions of Theme From LSD lying around as well.
“But what makes it realy like a 45 release from the 60s is that we’re still finishing off the ‘baroque version’ of LSD – Ley Taylor and his brother Mike up in Toronto are putting a few finishing touches to it, piano and stuff. So we’ll finish off the track and it’ll be released within the week.”