The Start

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

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


Stared for a while.
Managed a smile.
We caught a cab- Free ride for a mile.
Thought I'd be with her forever, 'cos she seemed a little bit clever.
When she talked I could stayed all day. & Oh I had to see her more, I had to see her.
Didn't need guts to see her
In fact it was her idea.
Stood in my room was bewildering & oh yeah we were inseparable, doing cartwheels on Aberdeen Beach in the cold.
Peas in a pod
Pigeons in a tree
Like nothing else existed in the world.
In Cafe Continental
She seemed a little mental.
Her focus on marshmallows was not normal to me, & oh yeah how she made me laugh & how she carried it off, not knowing it would last.
Just goes to show
You never know
What's up along the road
So keep in mind
when you catch someone's eye
Could be the one that you're with 'til you die.
Just goes to show
You never know
What's up along the road.


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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