Breakfast: The Most Important Meal Of The Day
Rob Bidder is Tea & Toast, well actually no, Tea & Toast is Rob Bidder plus a rotating cast of like minded folks and friends. Pitched some where between no-fi and lo-fi electronica they are a ramble down not the often travelled paths of bands like Andrew Broder's Fog or the tapeloop experiments of Sir Paul circa "Revolver" era Beatles.
Tea & Toast have released two limited EP's to date on the South East DIY record label Mentalist Association; "Winter's Journey" which is currently out of print but due a repressing soon and 2004's "Foxholes". Both come with a hand fashioned lithograph inside the packaging. A full length album titled "Moonbeaming" is promised for later in the year, again to be released in conjunction with the aforementioned label.
Tea & Toast play Barden's Boudoir in London on 1st July in support of Portland based indie folk musician Adrian Orange who preforms under the moniker Thanksgiving in association with Undereducated Music. Who may have released one of the best albums this year in the form of "Cave Day's & Moments" on Marriage Records. A follow up of sorts to last year's self titled three LP vinyl set also on Marriage Records.