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Tom Walker announces Birmingham show

July 25, 2017 in News

Currently taking 2017 by storm, British newcomer Tom Walker builds on the release of his debut EP on Relentless Records with the release of huge new track ‘Heartland’ co-written and produced by Naughty Boy.

The release of ‘Heartland’ follows critical acclaim from tastemakers The Sunday TimesPigeons&PlanesWonderlandShortlist and MTV, for his debut Blessings EP which was co-produced with Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys) and featured ‘Just You & I’ a track which has already had an astonishing 17M streams. Tom also marked his breakout year with his first major US TV performance on the Today Show – also playing three sold out shows in LA and New York before returning to London for a sold show at Omeara.

Now the Glasgow born, Manchester-bred artist follows tracks with Kojey Radical and Avelino with this Naughty Boy collaboration; delicate violin plucks create a deceptively classy backdrop to Tom’s rousing, gravel-flecked vocals and frank, vivid and relatable lyrics.

‘Heartland” says Tom, “is about temptation getting the better of you. It’s about life’s hangover, where you wake up the next morning and realise things haven’t turned out as expected and the price you pay. Happens to the best of us.”

Tom Walker Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Tom Walker plays The Castle And Falcon Birmingham on Sat 25th November 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Blessings’ below:

This Week: Gig Roundup 30th Jan – 5th Feb

January 30, 2017 in News

Coming up in Birmingham this week we have The Head and the Heart at the O2 Institute on Monday, following the release of their album Signs of Light. Wednesday sees singer-songwriter Tom Walker play a sold out show at The Sunflower Lounge. And after supporting the likes of Ryan AdamsFather John Misty and BeckKieran Leonard returns with his new band Saint Leonard’s Horses on Saturday at The Sunflower Lounge. Check out the full details below:

MONDAY 30TH JANUARY

The Head And The Heart + Cattle & Cane @ O2 Institute2
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The Head And The Heart‘s new release Signs Of Light, recorded in Nashville, crackles with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the the band’s finest work. Throughout, the colors are brighter, the electric guitars are louder and the musical touchstones more universal, with nods to classic Fleetwood Mac. Support comes from Cattle & Cane with their finely crafted indie-pop and mesmerising harmonies.

Watch the video for ‘All We Ever Knew’ below:


WEDNESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY

Tom Walker + Grafton Ash + Ryan Sparrow @ The Sunflower Lounge
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Recently signed to Sony’s Relentless RecordsTom Walker was born in Scotland and raised in Manchester on his father’s extensive record collection – drawn to artists like Ray CharlesThe Police and Bob Marley. His song ‘Play Dead’ immediately conjures comparisons with some of the UK’s brightest crossover singer-songwriters such as Finley QuayeHozier, and Paulo Nutini. Support comes from 4 piece pop/folk band Grafton Ash and Birmingham singer-songwriter Ryan Sparrow.

Listen to ‘Play Dead’ below:


SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY

Saint Leonard’s Horses + Joseph Hicklin + Jack Cooper And The Offshore @ The Sunflower Lounge
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After supporting the likes of Ryan Adams, Father John Misty and Beck, Kieran Leonard returns with his new band Saint Leonard’s Horses. Born out of a visit to Stanley Kubrick’s family estate in St Albans, Hertfordshire, the intention was to harness the creative forces at work in the Kubrick house and record new material as ‘live’ as possible with the five-piece band playing together in the same room, and even lead vocals being laid down live with each track. Support comes from singer-songwriter Joseph Hicklin, and Bob Dylan and Ben Howard inspired Jack Cooper And The Offshore.

Watch the video for ‘Spooky Lover’ below:

Introducing: Tom Walker

January 24, 2017 in News

Recently signed to Sony’s Relentless RecordsTom Walker was born in Scotland and raised in Manchester on his father’s extensive record collection – drawn to artists like Ray CharlesThe Police and Bob Marley. He’s spent the past few years honing his sound, landing in a house-share with twelve other musicians (including members of Whilk & Misky), jamming together in their home-built, soundproof studio.

What has emerged from this environment is Tom’s newest release ‘Play Dead’ – a distinctive, engaging track that immediately conjures comparisons with some of the seminal and brightest crossover singer- songwriters coming out of the UK – Finley QuayeHozierPaulo Nutini and even 21 Pilots in places. Tom has already crafted a remarkably soulful signature, blended with heavier beats and carefully thought-out, understated samples. It’s a track of the kind of polish and ambition that surely marks Tom out as a definite one to watch for this year. Already finding critical acclaim from the more considered tastemakers in Pigeons & Planes and Clash as well as BBC Radio1BBC 1Xtra and Beats1, the influencers are united in what they see as a major new talent.

Tom went from supporting Maverick SabreSamm Henshaw and Gallant, bolstering a growing number of festivals including British Summer Time in Hyde ParkSecret Garden PartyThe Great Escape and Live At Leeds, to then sell out his first ever headline show on the same day that his last single hit 1 million streams on Spotify alone. Tom is now working on his debut full-length, which is to be announced soon.

Tom Walker Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Tom Walker plays The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Wed 1st February 2017 as part of Independent Venue Week #IVW17, with support from Grafton Ash and Ryan Sparrow. Tickets available here.

Listen to ‘Play Dead’ below: