The 'Raer

from by The Woods

  • 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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The 'Raer, from The Woods' Debut EP 'The Start' out 28 August 2015.


Been up all night & we're feeling it,
Feeling sick.
Morning comes & it's miserable, beautiful.
What a place
Stings your face.
& oh so raw
The folk fought
All night.
Don't care what you think
Just want a drink
Keep them coming.
Energy out to sea
Dreams land on the sand.
& so angry, swept away, to nothing, nothing.
Admit you want these people more.
You moved away but missed the roar.
In your face so careering
Oh land of poets get the beers in.
Morning comes & it's beautiful, beautiful.


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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