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Toadcast #260 – Woodpecker Wooliams Toad Session

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This was recorded at Toad Hall in October 2012 with Woodpecker Wooliams, who releases with our friends Robot Elephant Records. She played at a BAD FUN night on the Friday at Henderson’s at St. John’s, and we were finally able to get this recorded on Sunday after the hangovers had subsided a little.

We were rather short of personnel for this one, so the whole thing ended up being recorded and filmed by me and Ian, with only the one other body to help out – the awesome photographer Nic Rue, with whose work you are all probably very well familiar by now.

For some reason Gemma only chose to play three songs, and we rather stupidly managed to run out of camera battery before the end of the third, so there is no session video for Crow, although the mp3 can be freely downloaded below as usual.  And for the first time in a Toad Session you get to properly meet one of our two new cats, who we’ve had for over a year now, but who are not quite as determined as Floyd to make themselves the star of the goddam show at every available opportunity.

Woodpecker Wooliams – Sparrow (Toad Session)

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Woodpecker Wooliams – Gull (Toad Session)

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Woodpecker Wooliams – Crow (Toad Session)

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Toadcast #260 – Woodpecker Wooliams Toad Session by Song, By Toad on Mixcloud

01. Woodpecker Wooliams – Sparrow (Toad Session) (03.59)
02. Vivian Void – You Stop It (10.45)
03. Sons of Noel & Adrian – Come Run Fun Stella Baby Mother of the World (14.49)
04. Woodpecker Wooliams – Gull (Toad Session) (24.10)
05. Twice as Much – Coldest Night of the Year (28.37)
06. Peggy Sue – Yo Mama (32.09)
07. Soccer 96 – Super Warrior (38.59)
08. Melanie – The Good Book (42.16)
09. Woodpecker Wooliams – Crow (Toad Session) (50.37)

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Toadcast #170 – The Sparracast

Sparrow and the Workshop recorded one of our first ever Toad Sessions.  In fact, they were the first band I ever recorded all on my lonesome and, after a few rather panicked emails to my little brother who knows about this shit, it all seemed to go pretty well.

So, not content with merely asking Meursault to join them on their next tour of England, they upped the level of niceness by offering to come round the house and record a sort of album preview podcast for their next record.

Spitting Daggers comes out in a couple of weeks, and the band came over to get pissed, to talk utter balls and to play a couple of songs from the album and a few others they’ve been listening to recently.  A good, and very drunken, time was had by all.

Direct download: Toadcast #170 – The Sparracast

01. Tegan & Sara – Walking With a Ghost (00.24)
02. Sparrow and the Workshop – Snakes in the Grass (09.53)
03. Brian Jonestown Massacre – Nevertheless (19.07)
04. Fists – Ascending (22.32)
05. John Knox Sex Club – Run William Run (30.27)
06. Meursault – Flittin’ (40.29)
07. Sparrow and the Workshop – Faded Glory (49.44)
08. Roddy Woomble – Work Like You Can (61.47)
09. Lou Barlow – Caterpillar Girl (66.20)
10. Melanie Safka – Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) (76.32)