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Song, by Toad at the 6Music Festival 2017

There will be THREE Toad-related events at the 6Music Festival in Glasgow later this month. We have a label showcase on Thursday the 23rd March with Meursault, Jonnie Common and Siobhan Wilson – tickets here. Meursault – By Gaslight from Song, by Toad on Vimeo. The night before, on Wednesday 22nd, our pals at the Save As Collective […]

International Women's Day at Song, by Toad

To celebrate International Women’s Day I have put together a playlist celebrating the women who have been integral to making Song, by Toad what it is. We’ve not had the greatest gender balance over the years, and in fact some years it’s been downright terrible, but recently it seems like we have started to turn a […]

Farewell Robert Fisher

Robert Fisher from the Willard Grant Conspiracy died of cancer this weekend just gone. This news is sad as fuck, basically. I am going to be brief here as I didn’t in all truth know Robert all that well, so I don’t want to tread on the toes of people with deeper relationships with him, […]

Meursault - Klopfgeist single out now

Meursault – Klopfgeist from Song, by Toad on Vimeo. This is out today! Klopfgeist, the first single from the new Meursault album is released today, and the album is due in a couple of weeks, on the 27th. We’ve got an amazing all-day album launch extravaganza planned for Summerhall on the 25th to celebrate the […]

The Food Of Love Project

Never let it be said that this record label is all boorish drunks and ramshackle amateurs, because we aren’t. Well, I am, but not everyone I work with is. The Food Of Love Project, for example, is a compilation album featuring renditions and re-imaginings of various songs and poems that appeared or were referenced in the […]

Meursault Album Launch: Granfalloon All-Day Party at Summerhall

Meursault – Klopfgeist from Song, by Toad on Vimeo. Above is the video for Klopfgeist – the first single from the new Meursault album I Will Kill Again. The launch party is an all-day event at Summerhall called ‘Song, by Toad’s Granfalloon’, with a Granfalloon being defined by Kurt Vonnegut, who coined the phrase, as […]

Modern Studies on Tour With King Creosote

Swimming from Modern Studies on Vimeo. Modern Studies are heading off on tour with King Creosote at the end of this week. They have half a dozen shows around the country before coming back to Glasgow to play a Celtic Connections show with our pals Tissø Lake. Jan 20th (supporting King Creosote), Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool […]

Bye Bye 2016, it's Been 'Interesting'

I am not going to harp on much about the disaster that was 2016, partly because celebrities dying doesn’t strike me as something much to get worked up about, sad as it is, and partly because for all the political disasters we have suffered, if they are anything like as bad as we think they […]

Yippee Kay Yule - out now!

Yes, we have a double A-side Christmas single with Jonnie Common and eagleowl featuring two songs based around the plot of The Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told (TM) (Die Hard, obvs) and yes we’re releasing it as a hand-made snow globe containing Lego John McClane. Of course we are. And because we have all (except Canada) […]

Out now: Meursault - Simple is Good

Meursault – Simple Is Good trailer from Song, by Toad on Vimeo. After a couple of years in the wilderness Meursault are back with a new EP called Simple is Good, available as of now from Song, by Toad Records on digital or as a CD in a variety of brightly coloured hand-printed sleeves. We recorded […]