New single ‘WINTER’ - first in series of 4 seasonal releases
* Tracks: White Winter Hymnal / Winterlong
* FREE to download exclusively from www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk from 15th DECEMBER 2008
* Two-track limited CD with presentation box - available exclusively at live shows from 20th DECEMBER 2008
After a busy and successful year of (mostly) touring, Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring return with a gorgeous new single, Winter.
The slow-burning success of their debut single A Questions of Trust has gained them steadfast support on local and national radio (they can now count the BBC’s Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson, and Steve Lamacq amongst their fans) and a string of UK festival shows – from the arty (London Short Film Festival) to the boutique (Gocstock, Foxfest) and culminating in show-stealing performances at two of the UK’s biggest and best: Latitude and The Big Chill.
With the summer – and festival season – over, they made a long-overdue return to the studio to start work on their new project, an idea which started to grow back in the Spring when they were invited to sing to the bees of the Royal Festival Hive. They learned the song after which they were named to serenade the bees, and then started to kick around ideas for other cover versions which would be fun to do. When they struck upon the idea of making them all seasonally-themed those idle notions quickly crystallised into a proper plan. And this is it:
There’ll be one double-a-side single released every season for the next year – four in all, starting with this Winter release, and all free-to-download exclusively from our good friends at God Is In The TV Zine. The tracks will be seasonal cover versions, specially selected and recorded to soundtrack the season we’re entering.
So for Winter we’re presented with THWFOS’s unique new interpretations of Fleet Foxes’ White Winter Hymnal and Neil Young’s classic Winterlong. You get the idea …
And as well as the free downloads, the handsome devils at Strange Torpedo Records will also be issuing a very-limited-edition CD release of each single, to be sold exclusively at live shows. The first of these comes with a special presentation box designed to house all four CDs, so you can add each new one to the box as it’s released. These are sure to become collector’s items in no time!
‘Winter’ was recorded by Their Hearts Were Full of Spring in September/October 2008 at Bedrock Studios.
Produced by Markus.
A - White Winter Hymnal
(Robin Noel Pecknold)
Taken from Fleet Foxes' eponymous 2008 debut album.
Suggested by Geoffrey Lofthouse.
Vox - Markus, Maeve, Vicky, Ian, Emmet, Matth
Guitars - Emmet and Markus
Bass – Matth
Banjo - Emmet
Organ - Markus
Percussion, Church shoes - Markus
Size 11 Doctor Marten’s – Mr. Andrew Gary Smith
Distorted ramblings - Ian
AA - Winterlong
Taken from Neil Young's 1977 album 'Decades' and later covered by The Pixies as the B-side to 'Dig for Fire' in 1990.
Suggested by Rich Grierson.
Vox - Markus and Maeve
Plucked guitars - Emmet and Markus
Bowed guitar - Ian
Musical saw - Vicky
[Artwork design by Sophie Rautenbach]