We continue to be blown away by the amazing Tom Williams and The Boat. You’ll remember we raved about their last single Get Older back in February – well, Tom and the band are back with their latest tune, Concentrate.
Because this band are such a breath of fresh air, the single is about “the thoughts and motivations of a home grown suicide bomber”. It’s typically dark, malevolent Tom Williams material. This is the kind of thing Williams and his band get pitch perfect, to the point that they make it look effortless.
The band are really starting to draw attention to themselves, partly due to some excellent support from BBC Radio. Professional musos Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and Huey Morgan are all championing the band:
Tom Williams & The Boat have been getting great radio support from BBC 1,2 and 6 with plays from DJ’s including Zane Lowe, Huey Morgan and Steve Lamacq and their last single ‘Get Older’ was playlisted on BBC6, making them the first unsigned band to be playlisted on the station.
Anyway, here’s the track. If you love this tune and want to show the band some support, tweet this out, share it with your friends and spread the word! I’ve linked to Tom’s official website above, and his Myspace page is here. You can also tell him he’s awesome directly on Twitter: @tomwilliamsboat.
Catch Tom Williams on Tour!
You can see Tom Williams and The Boat on tour for the next month. I unfortunately can’t, because they’re not hitting Northern Ireland this time round. But I continue to live in hope 🙂 You can buy tickets for the tour here.
- Saturday 9th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
- Sunday 10th – Glasgow, Captains Rest
- Monday 11th – Sunderland, Independent – Cremating The UK
- Tuesday 12th – Hull, Fruit
- Wednesday 13th – Wrexham, Glyn Dwr Uni Guild Bar
- Friday 15th – Northampton, Roadmenders
- Saturday 16th – London, The Borderline
- Monday 18th – Eastney, The Cellars
- Tuesday 19th – Manchester, Night & Day
- Thursday 21st – Aldershot, West End Centre
- Friday 29th – Reading, Rising Sun
- Sunday 1st – London, The Camden Crawl
- Friday 6th – Tunbridge Wells, High Rocks
- Saturday 7th – London, Shepherds Bush Empire, Bushstock
- Friday 13th – Brighton, Latest Music Bar, The Great Escape
- Saturday 14th – Derbyshire, Bearded Theory Festival