Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight announce the immediate release of "Stakes n Scale", a two song acoustic EP.
Ex-drummer Chris West and occasional acoustic guitar collaborator joins Pete Holland for an acoustic rendition of "Up the Stakes" and a cover of "Scale the Mountain" by Stubb. Stripped back to the bone, "Up the Stakes" is taken from the band's 2012 full length "Going Home" while "Scale the Mountain" first appeared on Stubb's self-titled debut album with both Holland and West being members of the band when that song was written.
West commented: "The idea to do these versions came about a few years ago. I always thought Stakes would work without all the distortion so I spent an evening a few years back working it out with my acoustic and a couple of whiskies. Pete turned up after midnight and a good night out and we recorded a neighbour-friendly very hushed, rather slurry version which I still have on my phone. It’s worth keeping that in mind and digging into the lyrics as well. A recent trip into the Trippy archives got me thinking about all the songs that never got a release, so following on from last year's Lost Songs I decided now was the time. Pairing it with Scale the Mountain made sense because of our shared history with Stubb."
The two songs are available immediately from the band's Bandcamp and all digital platforms.