Our Albums of 2013
In no particular order…
Jenny Hval - Innocence is Kinky
Jon Hopkins - Immunity
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Blue Rose Code - North Ten
Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
Nadine Shah - Luv Your Dum & Mad
John Smith - Great Lakes
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Nils Frahm - Screws
Our first new song in a while. Recorded by Nick Corcoran by Ben and Daniel.
Rebecca is the first public taster of By Toutatis’ debut album ‘The Songs We Sang to Death’, which is released on Monday September 2nd on 12”, CD and download.
The record, mastered by James Mottershead (Yann Tiersen, British Sea Power) calls to mind the likes of Tindersticks, The National and Tom Waits as the band graft subjects like The Black Death, Alfred Hitchcock and Victorian faith healers onto an album about separation and the road not taken versus the road trampled over with oblivious glee.
The Songs We Sang to Death was the subject of an Indiegogo campaign which took both band and label gloriously by surprise as rewards such as personalised storybook soundtracks and romantic meals cooked by the band meant that it raised almost double the original target.
By Toutatis have the following gigs confirmed (More to be added)
29th August: Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club
31st August: Bingley Music Live
13th September: Durham Old Cinema Launderette
16th September: Middlesbrough Reference Library
‘Joyously out of step with anyone else playing in the North East of England at the moment, their music is the kind of bombastic olde-worlde folk similar to what The Decemberists used to make’ - Drowned in Sound
‘Willfully different and with talent to spare, By Toutatis are the kind of distinctive band that needs to be celebrated more often’ - Let’s Get Cynical
‘Unique and intriguing, an almost medieval sound’ - Backs to the Wall