Tom Williams and The Boat

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Tom Williams and The Boat - interview with Lauren Laverne

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Tom Williams & The Boat are a Folk-Rock band from Tunbridge Wells in Kent.

Tom Williams & The Boat began when Tom Williams, fed up of playing solo, decided to form a band. The Boat came together as a result of friendships that had blossomed after playing in Tunbridge Wells music venue The Grey Lady. They have played many shows in Tunbridge Wells and still continue to play at the Grey Lady as well as The Forum.

They toured in 2010 with Stornoway and in 2011 released their debut album. The BBC compared them to Radiohead, Frank Turner and The White Stripes. Comparisons have also been made with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

The band have performed numerous BBC radio sessions for the likes of Huw Stephens, Huey Morgan, Cerys Matthews and Steve Lamacq as well as performing at Radio One's big weekend in 2008.

The band released their second album, 'Teenage Blood', on April 16 via their own Wire Boat Recordings and London label Moshi Moshi Records.

The band are working on their third album, entitled Easy Fantastic, release date yet to be confirmed, but expected in spring 2014. As with Teenage Blood the album is being funded via PledgeMusic.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Teenage Blood

    Teenage Blood 2012

    Reviewed by Martin Aston
    It’s nu-folk on Williams’ second long-player, but not as you know it.
  2. Review of Too Slow

    Too Slow 2011

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    A work-in-progress debut that mixes alt-folk dynamics with stirring drama.
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