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PHIL ‘SWLL’ ODGERS Releases ‘Mist on the Water’ EP

PHIL ‘SWLL’ ODGERS Releases ‘Mist on the Water’ EP

Phil OdgersPhil Odgers, well known as ‘Swill’ singer/songwriter with UK folk rebels The Men They Couldn’t Hang, releases his epic new five track EP ‘Mist on the Water’, to coincide with his UK tour in April 2018.

The title track ‘Mist on the Water’ is taken from his award-winning album ‘Roll to the Left’. It was recorded in the home studio built by Steve Lillywhite for his then wife Kirsty MacColl and where she recorded ‘Fairy Tale of New York’.

Next up are four previously unreleased tracks – the autobiographic skiffle-a-billy road story ‘New Song Blues which starts off in Swill’s home town of Oban in Scotland then jumps in a Vauxhall Victor and drives all the way to Broadcasting House in London for the John Peel show, namechecking Elvis, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, The Jam and The Clash along the way!

On ‘The Last Bird Has Flown’, Phil played the actual Black Martin guitar previously owned by Johnny Cash and used during the American recordings in the 90s.

This is followed by the bouncy ‘Cajun Instrumental’ – a track destined for great things as a piece of backing music for DJ’s to talk over in dulcet tones – maybe while announcing Swill’s tour dates…..

Last, but not least, is a live version of ‘Mist on the Water’, recorded at the hallowed Green Note in London’s Parkway on September 14th, 2017. Nice!

You can get a copy of ‘Mist on the Water’ at all the usual places as well as his Bandcamp page here.

See all of Swill’s tour dates here.




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