We have a nicely shot, live at home video of “New House” the title track from Tom Williams‘s new mini-album, its the sister record to “New Guitar” which we covered earlier in the year. A tender stripped back ballad that vividly depicts Tom’s songwriting strengths, watch it below.Playing with Tom on many of the tracks and also on stage is existing band member Ant Vicary from The Boat as well as Sarah Maycock, Fiona Keeler and Catherine Black on piano, vocals and cello respectively. Tom is off on a tour of intimate venues this November, just share this page on Facebook or Tweitter to have a chance of winning pair of tickets to a date of your choosing.
“Following the release of ‘Easy Fantastic’, his third LP with The Boat on Moshi Moshi
Records last year, Tom Williams has gone off to explore a stripped back solo venture that focuses entirely on the charming intensity of his lyrical songwriting and the minimal arrangements provided by a close circle of friends.
The “New House” mini-album follows the sister record “New Guitar” (released in March this year) and both feature seven new songs each, all written over the past two years and put to tape at 2kHz Studios in Crouch End, London with Ian Grimble (The Fall, Manic Street Preachers, Siouxie And The Banshees).
Both mini-albums will be combined to form his first solo album proper with all 14 tracks available together as a deluxe vinyl disc. It’s all now available to pre-order via Tom’s own Wire Boat Recordings along with a host of exclusive offers via the PledgeMusic campaign, which is already well on it’s way to reaching it’s target.
The collection of songs give an intimate insight into Tom’s transition from band to solo artist, his relocation from Tunbridge Wells to St Leonards and eventually settling in the new house which became the central point to the stories tying all these songs together.”
His upcoming dates:
14 Leeds, Brudenell (High & Lonesome Festival)
15 York, Basement
16 Manchester, Castle
17 Leicester, Cookie Jar
18 London, London Fields Brewery
19 Oxford, Jericho
20 Cardiff, Four Bars
21 Stroud, Prince Albert
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