Yesterday saw the release of the fifth installment of the Rewritten Histories series, which focuses on remixes and alternative mixes of Banco tunes recorded between 2017 and 2022. It features: versions created for the 20th anniversary editions of “Big Men Cry”, “The Magical Sounds of Banco de Gaia” and “Igizeh”; the stunning re-works of “Heliopolos” and “Obsidian” by Framewerk and their Capital Heaven crew; plus two brand new remixes of “Fake it til you make it” by long-time collaborator Andy Guthrie under his 100th Monkey guise.

You can find Rewritten Histories, Vol. 5: 2017 – 2022 on
and other platforms via

But Toby, you may reply, we want new music! And I am happy to report that I am working on new music at the moment, but progress is still slow as so much of my time is taken up with looking after my family. Please continue to be patient.

Planning ahead, after a string of cancelled shows this year, 2023 is looking a lot rosier, with a few festivals already locked in, and one gig already on sale – I’ll be playing the small but beautiful Mycology event at Poco Loco in Chatham, Kent on March 4th. Tickets and more info are available from Ticket Source.

Finally, my label are currently running their annual winter sale, with free shipping on all UK orders and free shipping on worldwide orders of two or more titles from our store at