Wednesday 25th March 2015
The Fiction Aisle + Bella Spinks
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £8 / £10
Melting Vinyl presents…
Full-blooded, with a bit of heart, soul and character, Tom Williams brings us his personal and narrative edge to song-writing.
After 7 years, 5 Eps, and 3 albums with his band Tom Williams & The Boat, Tom Williams steps out on his own in 2015, bringing his personal edge to song writing to the stage with his solo project, and we are very proud to have him here at the Komedia Studio in Brighton.
With the release of his new ‘Guitar EP’ (out March 2015 on his own Wire Boat Recordings) this new group of songs sees Williams strip the new songs right back. Still armed with his own brand of narrative and often confessional lyric writing, the new songs hit hard. Supported live with piano, cello and backing vocals from Sarah Maycock. Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens and Cerys Matthews are big fans, and rightly so.
Hailing from Tunbridge Wells, the band’s music has plenty of acoustic textures and alongside this are shades of an art rock heritage. There are flecks of cult indie outsiders The Triffids on the new album ‘Teenage Blood’, while the guitars have a crisp edge which recall elements of alt rock dons Sebadoh.
“It really is simple; if you like your music full-blooded, with a bit of heart, soul, and character, then TW & TB are your go-to band.” For Folk Sake
‘The standout chart-friendly vintage rock of ‘All Day’, replete with falsetto back-ups, may grab all of the attention, but it’s Williams’ often painfully blunt lyrics that make ‘Easy Fantastic’ worth of multiple visits.’ – Clash
‘With Williams’ growly vocals and their acoustic-led sound, they’re a bit Frank Turner meets Mumford & Sons… latest single All Day has the potential to become a festival anthem.’ – Sunday Mirror
Support comes from:
The Fiction Aisle
“Art Deco show-tunes for the new Jazz Age”
“Fusing her characteristic piano style and inventive vocals Bella Spinks has drawn comparisons to Kate Bush and Regina Spektor.
She has a passion for creating both interesting sounds and words.”