Earlier this year Matthew recorded a stunning session with Ziggy and Tommy from Edinburgh band FOUND. The inventors of the magnificent Cybraphon, which later won a BAFTA, were on top form and Matthew captured something really special on a beautiful summer’s day in Edinburgh.

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Toad Session #7 – FOUND

The most enormous difficulty with recording this was that it was monumentally, wonderfully, amazingly sunny and hot outside.  So there we were, stuck in our house, trying to play songs and conduct an interview while we were all secretly (and not so secretly) longing to just be out in the back garden.  Mrs. Toad was making burgers, you know.  Gaaaaah!

I remember when FOUND recorded a show with Marc Riley recently and I got plenty of emails saying that they really weren’t very talkative.  Which is odd really, because I didn’t entirely get that kind of impression as we recorded this session or about them in general, but then I listen back to it again and the first few interviewy segments really do take a while to get going.  I guess it took a while for Ziggy (who I’d never met before) and myself to figure out exactly how to talk to one another and whether or not we really got on.  So that whole dynamic makes for a really good podcast, which gets more and more interesting, from my point of view anyway, as the thing progresses.

They even hint at the mighty Cybraphon, their recent creation, but like a fool I don’t really press them on it too much, having no idea what a splendid great behemoth it was going to turn into.

As usual, all the videos are embedded below and can be seen at the Song, by Toad Vimeo on YouTube pages, along with a portfolio of photos by Dylan from Blueback Hotrod, and Fee on Flickr here.  The session tracks can all be downloaded here, and the main interview podcast itself is here.  Have fun Toadlings.  I am going to sleep like a freshly-slaughtered corpse.

FOUND – You’re No Vincent Gallo (Toad Session) from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.


FOUND – Medley (Toad Session) from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.


FOUND – Anti-Climb Paint (Toad Session) from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.


FOUND – Mullokian (Toad Session) from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.


FOUND – Gifted (Toad Session) from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.


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Photo credit: Blueback Hotrod

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