The Useful Toil EP is a retrospective collection of songs taken from the first four WELFARE EPs, available on strictly limited (250 copies only) 7" vinyl and digital download. The tracks were chosen & issued by Kev Rolfe at ace Manchester 7" label Box Bedroom Rebels (Movie Brain, Adult Books, Tiny Vipers) after he bought all the original digital EPs right here on Bandcamp!
"Pat Whelan's WELFARE is a sumptuous treat... Acoustic layers, strings, swirling hammond organ, flutes and reverbed lead guitar lines plucked from the ether... Easy to see why he's been getting a steady airing on BBC 6 Music for some time now... Think part Red House Painters 'Songs For A Blue Guitar', Chris Bell's 'I Am The Cosmos' & a hint of Gram Parsons and other dreamy heartbreakers... He's going to be massive. Get this now or regret it!"
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I absolutely love this band and I can't imagine how one could not! A beautiful synergy of surf rock; hazy, indie pop; sumi's light voice; and the occasional, passionate yet soft, new wave style guitar. It's practically impossible for me to choose my top 1 song so I'll go with let it begin, the courage to become somebody's past, and coming to the end! You should really just listen to their entire discography though. ^_^ My heart goes out to them and all they've been through recently <3 bangsinmytearduct