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Friday, November 12, 2021, 07:59 CET:
Melbourne’s Toehider have announced that their acclaimed 12in12 EP series will be re-released on CD and digital formats this year, to celebrate ’12 Years of 12in12.’
The First Six and The Last Six will be available as 2CD sets featuring all 12 EPs released by Toehider between 2008-2009, whilst each individual EP will be re-released digitally with full artist commentary on every single track by MIKE MILLS.
After releasing their debut EP back in 2008, Toehider caught the world’s attention by releasing an impressive 12 EPs in 12 months, covering everything from up-beat pop & heavy progressive metal, to children’s audiobooks & chilled out folk, each complete with unique artwork and a 2-page comic by Brisbane illustrator Andrew Saltmarsh.
The series saw the debut of instant classics, such as the ‘Toe Hider’ signature song, triple j radio airplay for the Queen-esque ‘I Must Say Yes’, fan favourites ‘Malcolm Dust ‘Em’ & ‘Lie Still’, live favourites ‘Lay Down Mara’ & ‘Jesuitmont’ as well as the epic 20minute finale ‘Done and Dusted.’ The video for ‘But Mostly Metal’ from the Metaltarsus EP also saw acclaim for its pun-filled artistry as well as Mike Mills world-beating Manowar-shipping tribute to classic metal.
The full list of the original EP series is below:
Toe Hider (prog rock) – featuring ‘Toe Hider’ & ‘Jesuitmont’
Not Much of a Man (acoustic) – featuring ‘The Moon Was A Kite’ & ‘Gridlines’
Old, Old, Old (hard rock) – featuring ‘Old, Old, Old’ & ‘Lay Down Mara’
Toehider Too! (alternative rock) - featuring ‘Lie Still’ & ‘I Must Say Yes’
How Did Counterquistle Lose His Pyjamas? (children’s story)
Metaltarsus (heavy metal) – featuring ‘But Mostly Metal’
In All Honesty (alternative rock) – featuring ‘I Just Listen To Whatever’s On The Radio’
Under the Mistletoe (Christmas album) – featuring ‘Carol of the Bells – Rock’
9 (instrumental rock)
Do You Believe in Monsters? (prog rock) – featuring ‘I Don’t Really Know You That Well Yet’
Never Mind the Hallux (pop rock) – featuring ‘Secure Your Load’
Done and Dusted (epic prog)
Toehider is the collaborative project between singer/multi-instrumentalist MIKE MILLS & graphic designer ANDREW SALTMARSH. The release of the EPs saw the formation of a live band, kickstarting a more active touring schedule, playing shows alongside fellow Australians UNITOPIA, SLEEPMAKESWAVES & TWELVE FOOT NINJA, before eventually going on to tour nationally and internationally with acts such as DEVIN TOWNSEND, THE PROTOMEN, THE BEARDS & CALIGULA’S HORSE.
Toehider have now released 4 full length studio albums and 20 releases overall, as well as running a successful Patreon campaign since 2018, producing monthly content for fans. Since the pandemic halted live music and travel, Toehider have been livestreaming multiple times per week for fans around the world to tune in and enjoy the wealth of material from their catalogue.
Format: 2x2 CDs, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Prog/ Hard Rock
Release Date: 19/11/2021
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