Six Toes’ second album featuring the album version of Low Guns feat Dave Gahan, and Hawthorns, released 16 June 2014. Six Toes are Ben Rogers, Anne Carruthers, David Greenep, Niamh Fahy, Tom Guy & Tom Platt. Written by Six Toes. Published by Mute Song Ltd. Produced, recorded & mixed by Six Toes except tracks 2 & 4 mixed by Gareth Jones, track 5 Dave Gahan vocals recorded by Kurt Uenala & mixed by Gareth Jones. Oboe on track 8 by Andrew King. Violin on all tracks by Hannah Philip. Mastered by Barry Grint at Alchemy Mastering, London. Artwork by Tom Lamprell.
Press release info:
“Originally a three-piece, London-based Six Toes, who have previously collaborated with Josh T. Pearson and Soulsavers, expanded to a sextet after the release of their 2009 debut discount viagra album, Trick Of The Night. Ignoring the fact they should really now be called SixtyToes, the new additions to the lineup have given the band an added layer of drama and melancholy, especially on the slowburn intensity of their new single, Low Guns, which is premiered here and is the first track to be taken from the forthcoming The Morning After album. Clearly deciding that six members is still not enough, Low Guns features a temporary additional member in the shape of Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan. “Dave would always be very positive after listening to our remixes for their Sounds Of The Universe album so we invited him to sing on Low Guns and to our delight he immediately said ‘yes’,” explains cellist Anne Carruthers. “In fact he went one step further and also added a harmonica part to the end of the track.” And while it takes a little while to get going – there’s some tuning of violins to get through in the opening thirty seconds or so – the delicate progression from softly plucked guitar, to rolling drums to properly windswept, tears-streaming-down-the-face sadness of the final third is crushingly beautiful.”