In this special episode we concentrate on "Townies: An Audioplay", the album put together by Michael Timmins and Andy Maize of Skydiggers in 2020 and we are joined by both of them to chart the writing and recording of a project that was initially interrupted, and then informed, by the first Covid lockdown that year. It also owes plenty to Mike's "Improvisations From The Between Time" album, which we also cover in the podcast.
Set in motion by a conversation between the two, "Townies" was originally destined to be based around childhood memories. Lockdown halted the project and then, on their return to the studio, the music developed a second act, focusing on a tumultuous year and all that that means. It's a fascinating journey and both Mike and Andy help guide you through it in this podcast.
Termed an "audioplay", "Townies" is currently only available for download or streaming, as is "Improvisations From The Between Time" - if you haven't heard them yet, tune in, turn on and drop out...
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