Toby Jepson has admitted he has unfinished business as a singer and songwriter after readying his new band for a full-on summer assault.
The former Little Angels frontman is back with Wayward Sons in 2017 after inking a deal with Italian label Frontiers Music.
And the band will play four shows in July before releasing Ghosts Of Yet To Come on September 15.
“I feel I have unfinished business,” said Jepson. “There are stories still left to tell, points to make, noise to create, all of the above.
“And, besides, it wasn’t a choice but more of a need.
“My intention is very simple. I want to write about what makes me tick and about what I believe in. Hopefully other people will believe in it too. It will be warts and all.”
Wayward Sons is Jepson (vocals/guitar), Sam Wood (guitar), Nic Wastell (bass), Dave Kemp (keys) and Phil Martini (drums).
The band is set to release four videos to support single releases. When viewed together the videos will make one short film.
Jepson had the basis of songs written when the band formed but together they took the rough song ideas and forged a fresh sound. Lyrically the album sees Jepson treading a far more personal line than some of his previous output.
The album was produced by Wayward Sons (Toby Jepson’s previous credits as a songwriter and producer include the likes of Katie Melua, The Virgin Marys, The Answer and Toseland) and Chris D’Adda (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds).
Catch the band at the following shows in July:
26 Bristol, Louisiana
28 Derbyshire, Rock And Blues Custom Show
29 Kent, Ramblin’ Man Fair
30 Ebbw Vale, Steelhouse Festival