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Towma – Constant Noise EP

Towma is a triumvirate of sorts, three most inoffensive looking men who not only belong to the band of that name but who are also connected by what appears to be a deep desire to continue in that grand tradition of producing piano-driven melodic cabaret pop music, a line from which can probably be drawn back through the ages to Mrs Mills but has much more recent disciples in the form of Ben Folds, Aqualung and Keane. It is the musical equivalent of skipping down the street, wearing a cap at a very jaunty angle.

Constant Noise is an Extended Play recording, four brand spanking new songs that will mark Towma’s first ever official release. It is not without charm and has rich melodies, harmonies and an occasionally subtle sophistication, but as Constant Noise ambles along its merry way the listening emphasis is clearly on the word easy and it is one that skips entire generations, removing drugs, dissent and deviance from the entire vocabulary of the modern musical Zeitgeist. In this particular world of popular music, entertainment is generally prefixed by the word light and probably best enjoyed in the confines of a cosy supper club.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Constant Noise is released on 1st October 2013 and will be launched that evening with a gig and party at Zigfrid von Underbelly in Hoxton, London where Towma will be supported by Shane Beales, Late Arrivals Club and the Will Udall Trio.

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