• Record/Vinyl

    A 12" vinyl record of our EP "Call in Sick", a 5-track record that we poured our souls into. Includes beautiful art by www.bethanywallington.com and an insert and lyric sheet. Comes with a download code. Released on the 24th of June 2017.

    You can get this delivered to your house or you can pick it from the Exchange in Bristol, whatever suits!

    shipping out on or around June 24, 2017

      £10 GBP or more 

     

  • This option gives you two beautiful things: a ticket to the EP's LAUNCH PARTY on the 24th of June at the EXCHANGE in Bristol, and it means you've reserved a copy of the EP on a 12" record to pick up on that same night, all paid for in advance. You save a quid, and booking fees, off the advance price for the gig, and you get a vinyl copy of the EP too! Can't complain with that, can you?

    This also means, presumably, you get the EP slightly earlier than if you had ordered it and have to wait for postage!

    Tell us you're coming! www.facebook.com/events/303874390048098/

    IMPORTANT - You will not be charged for shipping on this option, because you're expected to come pick it up at the gig! If for any reason, a change of plan occurs and you cannot pick it up that night, please email us and let us know. You can still pick it up from the Exchange! We just need to know you'll be coming, or we can arrange to send it to you.
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    shipping out on or around June 24, 2017

      £12 GBP or more 

     

about

There used to be a bridge in Bristol that read on one side "You Still Look Tired" and on the other "Call In Sick".

That bridge no longer says that, but you do still look tired. This song is about how if you work all the time, you'll get shitter and shitter at life until you eventually, gratefully die.

lyrics

Wake up in the morning now, muffins and coffee to get rid of that frown.
Because we don't talk to each other before 6.30am.

It's so hard to talk when you're this exhausted.
All this separation: a border between two working horses.

Wake up mid-afternoon to a pain you feel that comes on too soon.
Because the way you feel runs through your veins like a headache through your blood.

It's so hard to speak, when you feel this lonely.

And I know now why you watch television all night.
It's a kind of submission that feels all right.
And I know now why you cannot sleep.

Because you shouldn't have to work so hard to barely get you by.

You wake up at midnight. Your coffee cools by the moonlight.
All the mistakes that you've made rise up to meet your face.
It's so hard to be alive when you ache on the insides.
Insomnia will spit you out and leave you by the bedside.

'Cause they're knocking at your door, they're sleeping in your bed,
putting fire with your pitchforks, and they wish that you were dead.
'Cause there's a spectre in your bedroom running scared from the things that you might say.

credits

from Call In Sick, releases June 24, 2017

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Toodles & the Hectic Pity Bristol, UK

Toodles & the Hectic Pity are a DIY punk band from the countryside near Bristol.

"A nice combination of west-country folk with a Bristolian ‘fuck it’ attitude" - Punktastic

"Catchy songs and satirical lyrics" - Opinion Overload: the Bristol Music Blog

"The worst band name I've ever heard" - Anonymous Bristol Promoter
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