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Part 1 of my Truck review will follow this post quite quickly, by the way. Just in time for Bakewell Music Festival this coming weekend. Bring it on!
*I'm not sure if this word should be patented by Aidan Logan, a singer-songwriter I played on the last podcast. He coined the term in a Tweet and it has kind of stuck.
- This Heart's Built to Break - The Scholars
- Mad Hatter - Echo & Drake
- Our Little Empire - Lavers
- Accordion - Brian Wright
- To The Sea - Kid Conventional
- BYOB - Let's Go Safari
- Coast Fiction - Porthaven
- Moon - T E Morris
- Kia's Song - Nate Jones
- Ghosts - Perry Hood
T E Morris is unique. Unique and so prolific I'm surprised he manages to fit in any sleep. Or anything other than making inspirational, moving and top quality music. With EP after EP and the album, We Were Animals released earlier this year there is yet another full album, And You Were The Hunter, due out on August 27th. I swear Tom has single-handedly redefined the word, prolific. It's like he's written a thesis on it by way of his relentless output. There is no sign of his work tiring either with the quality just getting crisper.
A Game of Chess with Pawns or Kings.
It just so happens the guys are self-confessed Tolkien geeks, just like me. Wow, cool musicians like what I like (see also Nate Jones being a fan of Kerouac). There is some Philosophical logic that would deduce (I think, it's been a while) I too must be cool. I like this kind of logic.
Let me make it very clear, Tom Smith is worthy of much more than this brief mention will manage to convey. Perhaps I should have waited until next time when I have more time and space but then you would have had to wait far too long to be bought to this Irish singer-songwriter's exquisite, atmospheric music. Citing influences such as Johnny Cash, John Lennon and Cathy Davey, I must admit you can really hear tones of James Vincent McMorrow in this song Moon Bird. That said, as with all those I feature just because they have influences or they sound like another particular band or artist, it doesn't make them imitators. With Moon Bird, Tom proves he has just what it takes to make his own mark on the music world with a song brimming with his own unique talent. You can (and you should) purchase the single from his bandcamp website by clicking on the artwork below. As with Perry Hood above, it is another 'name your price' deal so you really want to be snapping up these bargains before these gifted folk enter the music stratosphere. Although being such down to earth, lovely people I have no doubt they will still be offering fantastic value for your money with their future releases.
Tom also has a Soundcloud page and I've included the song Runaways below too. To me this encapsulates a very Dylan-esque kind of sound. I've only heard a few songs but this is a chap I am really looking forward to hearing more from. I will of course be playing a tune in a future show so stay tuned (well, not tuned I guess, but you know what I mean).
Also just before you go (I know the hour is late, but think not of your tired morning state, this tune I know you'll rate, so click on play let's not debate!) this is the most recent tune from Laurence Fox. Enjoy!
Also, thanks to Mark Blasco at podcastthemes for the intro theme tune.
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