Release date: 24th March 2014
Toseland team up with Pledge Music for the release of their debut album
Fresh from support to Reef’s 20th Anniversary Tour as well as a host of headline dates (including a sold out Islington Academy on 11th Dec 2014) Toseland have announced the release date for their debut album.
The band have teamed up with Pledge Music to launch the album. You now have the chance to pre-order the debut album, featuring singles Life Is Beautiful, Renegade and nine other Toby Jepson produced tracks, whilst getting your hands on all sorts of exclusive merchandise, signed stuff, experiences and memorabilia.
The album will be released on March 24th, and Pledgers will receive their copy on that day along with anything else they have opted to buy.
Simply go to www.pledgemusic.com/toseland, watch the intro video and browse what's available. Once you have pledged you will get access to more exclusive content, tour blogs and streams of other tracks from the album.
If the name might seem familiar it is because Toseland are a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorbike racer, music has been central to James life – so much so that he performed live at BBC’s Sports Personality Of the Year. When James was forced to retire through injury a journey into music started…
James met up with Toby Jepson (Little Angels) in March 2012 after a friend had recommended they might work well together. Jepson had no idea of James’ past but they clicked - personally and musically. James had the bones of several songs and an idea of the sound he wanted – one of the first tracks to emerge being album track Kingdoms (which James had been playing with for a while).
The writing process was quick and the pair soon laid down instrumentation at Vale Studios with Jepson producing (credits include The Answer, Saxon and The Virgin Marys) and Steve Harris (Foo Fighters, U2) as engineer. James plays all the piano on the album – including forthcoming single “Renegade”. Vocals were recorded in five days at Jepson’s studio in Scarborough.