During the same recording time frame as his latest opus, the London Book of the Dead, Stephen Coates aka the Real Tuesday Weld created a special side project release which he titled The End of the World. This conceptual companion piece, is an imaginary concert which takes place in an imaginary club. Coates himself describes the record thusly:
"The End of the World" is a valedictory 'performance' recorded on the eve of Valentine's Day at the mysterious / mythical 'End of the World' club in London. The Band performed a set of Pre-apocalyptic junkyard blues songs about, in honor of, and inspired by dreams and dreaming in a one-off set recorded especially for this release. Special guests appear and disappear as both performers and audience prepare themselves to say goodbye and to face an uncertain future realizing that only heaven knows what tomorrow will bring."
While that may sound a bit foreboding, End of the World actually contains some of this fascinating artists' most atmospheric, haunting and downright beautiful tracks to date and stands as further proof that the Real Tuesday Weld is one of our most interesting and compelling songwriters working today.