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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD of The Woods debut EP The Start with beautiful artwork by Amelia Gilmore.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Start via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Curly, from The Woods Debut EP 'The Start' out 28 August 2015.


Slow me down, your soul turns a light on/ I don't feel so much these days since I drowned in work that eats me up & spits me out the other side. All the days that pass me by are harder without you to show me all the laughter/ don't you know your tide carries me where I want to go? Sitting on our sandy seats, marzipan on the wattle breeze/ dog & ball bounce in the mud lying by our side. By the waterside we sit & don't care/ with the cliff-spray hanging in the cool air/ say you will be here with me forever & a day. Sharing grapefruit, eyes fixed on the sea/ talk about what we could be/ thinking of the past, tears run down your face. Under autumn stars we thought were ours/ you lie still on moving dunes/ your hand resting on mine. Yellow flowers bloom against our backs/ this is all I ever dreamed of, don't move away. Oh don't move away from here again. Slow me down your soul turns a light on/ warmth I feel all day since I found you were here by my side all along. Under autumn stars we thought were ours/ you lie still on moving dunes/ this is all I ever dreamed of.


from The Start, released August 28, 2015
so this is the start...

recorded down by the shore under the old lighthouse at the depot studios, edinburgh in 2015, with a bunch of particularly gifted, excellent folk.

music- johnny mcfadzean
lyrics- johnny mcfadzean & amelia gilmore
vocals, guitar, piano, harmonium- johnny mcfadzean
all things bass (upright, guitar, synth)- ad mack
percussion- andy samson
clarinet- rowland sillito
production- craig ross & johnny mcfadzean
mixing & mastering- craig ross

artwork & photography- amelia gilmore
‘riff’ the dog sculpture by ian swift

thanks for your brilliance, & to all you other inspiring folk who’ve helped along the way...



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The Woods UK

The Woods is the music of Scottish multi-instrumental loop artist Johnny McFadzean. Aching vocals intertwine with looped harmonies & beats in songs that hook your ears around corners you didn't see coming. Authentic new music that must be heard live, The Woods debut EP 'The Start’ is out now, with new music coming this year. Featured on BBC Introducing on 6 Music. Based in London/ Galloway. ... more


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