Premiere: Toby Jepson – Shadow Boxing

Classic Rock is proud to premiere a new track from Toby Jepson – hear Shadow Boxing below, and download it in return for your email address via his website.
It’s taken from the former Little Angels frontman‘s solo mini-album Raising My Own Hell, due for release on November 25 via Townsend Records.
It’s described as a work that “sees Toby retain his rock sensibilities with an acoustic edge, and a brilliant live vibe that captures his essence in 2013.”
Jepson says: “Raising My Own Hell is the result of getting older – and hopefully a bit wiser. It’s perhaps closer to my own kind of truth, my own kind of anger, my own kind of love.
“It’s unkempt, lumpy, brash, shouty and angry; but it’s also tender, sympathetic and questioning, so I hope the balance is about right.
“I’ve simply gathered six tunes I liked and done the best I could with them in the time available, with some cool friends who were generous enough to indulge me for a short while.”
He says of Shadow Boxing: “It’s probably the weirdest song from the collection. It’s primarily about the difficulty of facing oneself; the fight we all have inside ourselves to realise who we are, and the difficulties of owning up to our mistakes.”
Jepson – who’s produced albums for Classic Rock Award winners The Virginmarys plus Toseland, The Answer and The Brew – tours the UK starting next week:
Nov 27: Bristol Thekla
Nov 30: Hastings Brass Monkey
Dec 01: Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Dec 03: London O2 Academy 2 Islington
Dec 04: Sheffield O2 Academy 2
Dec 06: Buckley Tivoli
Dec 07: Crewe The Box (Support for FM)
Dec 09: Hull Fruit
Dec 11: Nottingham Rock City Basement
Dec 13: York Fibbers
Dec 14: Kendal Bootleggers
Dec 15: Glasgow Stereo
Jan 11: Ballymena Diamond Rock Club
Raising My Own Hell tracklist
01. Raising My Own Hell
02. Dear Mama
03. Patience Of A Saint
04. Four Letter Word
05. Shoes
06. Shadow Boxing