This Toad Session is something a little different, in that instead of setting up a studio environment in the house, we actually just recorded the songs at a house gig. The gig was in fact also the band’s first live appearance in four or five years. So the whole atmosphere of the session is massively different to the usual ones we record. The interview took place all at once before the gig, rather than in and around the songs like it usually does, and for the podcast I have just spliced bits of it into the podcast as and when it seemed suitable.
We also webcast this live, which was kind of fun. I am not sure how brilliant the image and sound were for everyone, but it was an extremely fun thing to do and something we’ll be looking to do more of in the new year I hope.
It was a little tricky to ask people to take pictures in the middle of a performance, so we have a few photos by Anneli and Fiona but not very many. As per usual we have videos of four songs, over and above the main video above, all of which are also available on Vimeo and YouTube. Martin actually read some of his poetry before the gig started, so there’s a little of that in the main video as well. The session tracks are all downloadable for free below, as is the main interview podcast, with the full tracklist for that at the bottom of the page. A large thank you to Fiona Buckle and Anneli Kuukka for their pictures, to Neil Pennycook for recording and mixing the songs and to Ben Clarke for helping with the filming.
Direct download: Toadcast #152 – The Savings and Loan Toad Session
The Savings and Loan – These Hands/Catholic Boys in the Rain (Toad Session)
The Savings and Loan – Met (a Storm) (Toad Session)
The Savings and Loan – The Ropes (Toad Session)
The Savings and Loan – Her Window (Toad Session)
01. The Savings and Loan – These Hands/Catholic Boys in the Rain (Toad Session) (02.07)
02. Evan Crichton – Holiday Time (12.27)
03. Palace Brothers – Stable Will (17.16)
04. The Savings and Loan – Met (a Storm) (Toad Session) (27.24)
05. Gerry Mitchell & Little Sparta – The Ragged Garden of Your Eye (32.46)
06. Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is (37.34)
07. The Corries – Loch Tay Boat Song (40.04)
08. The Savings and Loan – The Ropes (Toad Session) (50.11)
09. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Darker With the Day (53.23)
10. Codeine – Broken Hearted Wine (60.22)
11. The Savings and Loan – Her Window (Toad Session) (69.52)