The Woods EP is available free during May 2017 (NZ Music Month) only… grab a copy at www.thewoodsnz.com/musicmonth2017
If you’re a fan of World Music, Blues or Jazz, then ‘The Woods’ are a must have for your collection. With influences from John Lee Hooker to Pharaoh Sanders, from Africa to Peru, their music will take you some place else…
“This is easily one of my favorite albums of the year.
A burst of big healthy vibes. A high-intensity chill-out. It’s laid back and cool, but always solid in its groove. I love the range, from sultry blues to pagan ritual, with pretty much everything in between. It’s like latter-day troubadours have come to town. These are great earthy, singable tunes, and everyone of them with a unique twist. The writing and playing are constantly inspired. This is an awesome dose of positively-energised music.”
– John Psathas, Composer (Athens Olympic ceremonies)
The Woods are a true DIY outfit. The music is written, recorded and mixed by brothers Tom and Joe Callwood (Bass/Guitar). The engine room is drummer Rick Cranson. Rick’s deep grooves – honed while studying in Ghana – have been featured with many other NZ bands, including Psychedelic rockers ‘Little Bushman’ and Swampfunk band ‘The Bones’.
The icing on the cake is Saxophonist / Bass Clarinetist Blair Latham, who has “…the ability to create vibrant pictures out of sound, deftly carving shapes, daubing them with colour, texture, leaving images suspended in the air, as tantalising spectres.”
He divides his time between New Zealand and Mexico, where he performs with La Idea Electrica.
Joe Callwood also recorded and mixed parts of our second album The Marion Flow.