Freedom To Glide Announce Remembrance Sunday Mini Album
Freedom To Glide will release a mini album on Remembrance Sunday, featuring four tracks that won’t appear on upcoming debut album Rain.
It’s the band’s second short-format launch, following the Rain EP earlier this year, with the full-length record due in 2013.
The new special-edition product is called The Wait, and the band describe it as “a soldier’s story, continuing our journey through a century of war” – making it a perfect tie-in with the day British troops’ sacrifices are marked across the UK.
Freedom to Glide is the brainchild of Pete Riley and Andy Nixon, members of leading Pink Floyd tribute act Dark Side of The Wall. Much of the duo’s music has been inspired by the wartime experiences of Riley’s grandfather, Corporal Robert Wilson, who survived the First World War.
Riley says: “He was one of the lucky few that survived Gallipoli and the Somme – where he was badly wounded. He was actually saved by a German doctor who carried him back from No Man’s Land to the British trenches.”
The band are also campaigning for their track Rain Part 1 to be installed as the official anthem for the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 2014.
Meanwhile, The Wait is released on November 11. Find out more.
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