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Woodsist Recordings

Released: 15.09.23







Woods have existed for nearly two decades in the psychedelic, folk, lo-fi, freak and indie corners of their fans’ record collections, and it feels like Perennial, as the name literally suggests, is a new collection of the same kaleidoscopic music shaped over so many years.

The notion that perennial plants and flowers are nature’s ‘loops’ peppers throughout the album, initiated by Woods head-in-chief Jeremy Earl’s collection of musical loops that formed the basis of the band’s collaborative improvisations and song building. Whether it’s the reflective twangs of White Winter Melody, trippy haze of The Seed, the pacy swagger of Weep or the feeling of rebirth in the title track, Woods are as invested as ever for a band close to their twentieth anniversary.


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