Toby Jepson, best known as the vocalist with the Little Angels, has announced details of his brand new solo mini album, 'Raising My Own Hell', which will be released through Townsend Records on Monday 25th November 2013. The album sees Toby retain his rock sensibilites with an acoustic edge and a brilliant live vibe that captures the essence of Toby Jepson.
According to Toby: "The album is the result of getting older and hopefully a bit wiser. It's perhaps closer to my own kind of truth, my own kind of anger, my own kind of love. It's unkempt, lumpy, brash, shouty and angry but it's also tender, sympathetic and questioning, so I hope the balance is about right... I am a Libran after all...
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"I've simply gathered six tunes I liked and done the best I could with them in the time available with some cool friends who were generous enough to indulge me for a short while."
The first track released from the new album, "Shadow Boxing" is now available as a free download right now via his official website, www.tobyjepson.com.
"I'm giving away the last, and probably weirdest song from the collection, 'Shadow Boxing', as a taster," explained Toby, before adding, "...it was fun recording it and is primarily about the difficulty of facing ones self; the fight we all have inside ourselves to know who we are, and the difficulties of owning up to our mistakes... it's also about fighting back, not taking everything at face value, being a maverick and raising my own kind of hell."
Toby kicks off his UK tour on Wednesday 27th November in Bristol which will see him performing Little Angels classics, tracks from his solo career back catalogue as well as a number of tracks from the 'Raising My Own Hell' album.
Always one to keep in touch with his fan base, Toby will be making the most of his time out on the road and interacting with those coming to the shows: "I insist that you come armed with a question or two about my music. There'll be three methods of questioning me: Text, Twitter and a book at the merch desk. I'll do my best to entertain you with stories and as much music as I can muster!"
Raising My Own Hell
Patience Of A Saint
Four Letter Word
You can see Toby Jepson live here:
Wednesday 27th November - Thekla, Bristol
Thursday 30th November - Brass Monkey, Hastings
Sunday 1st December - O2 Academy3, Birmingham
Tuesday 3rd December - O2 Academy2 Islington, London
Wednesday 4th December - O2 Academy2, Sheffield
Friday 6th December - Tivoli, Buckley
Saturday 7th December - The Box, Crewe (supporting FM)
Monday 9th December - Fruit, Hull
Wednesday 11th December - Rock City, Nottingham
Friday 13th December - Fibbers, York
Saturday 14th December - Bootleggers, Kendal
Sunday 15th December - Stereo, Glasgow
Saturday 11th January - Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena
Official Website: http://www.tobyjepson.com
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