The final post about our favourites of the year, here are numbers fifteen down to top spot of the albums we have most enjoyed in 2012. Don't forget to check back for our 100 Favourite Tunes and the MM contributor's best of lists too. 15 Shearwater - Animal Joy a 14 Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance [...]
I love you from the marrow of my bones is a lyric I can't seem to shake from my mind and is one of many reasons why this song has been on repeat. Tom Williams and The Boat recorded their second album, Teenage Blood, in a working brewery in Kent and it was released in April via the always wonderful Moshi Moshi Records . You should also listen to the title track from this album. Tom Williams also recorded a Christmas [...]
With the 2012 Nobel Prize winners in Medicine and Physiology, Physics and Chemistry announced this week, us here at TGTF thought it would be fitting for some discussion of the best songs that have managed to sneak science into their titles. This year's Literature and Peace Prize winners have also been announced, but let's face it. There are way too many tunes that would be appropriate and it's a lot easier to get peace and love into a song, and music is just another art like literature, innit? So without further adieu... [...]
Here is a stripped back, and a couple members-less, acoustic version of 'Teenage Blood', performed by the great Tom Williams and the Boat , for a Burberry acoustic session. Watch it below. 'Teenage Blood' is the title track of their latest album, released in March. Click here to view the embedded video.
Filed under: Monthly Mixtape Flickr For the past 30 days, we've sat here wondering what next month will bring. Will July bear more jobs, better pay, less zombies and no more EDM? Will my 16-year-old brother actually pass his driver's test? Will we accept that Anderson Cooper is a gay man? Who's to say? What I do know is this, we have 30 songs for you to plunder and ponder. We started off June with a [...]
Green Man Boat Party By Russell Warfield June 16, 2012 The 2012 Green Man Festival takes place August 17-19, Glanusk Park, Wales ( website / tickets ). Truthfully, I'm running out of fresh ways to gush about the giddying Green Man Festival , so I'm glad that moving to London and being a guest of their annual boat party gives me scope to say new things. (Or, I could just repeat and repeat and repeat my basic sentiment, which I'd struggle to [...]
This wonderfully minimalist animation perfectly compliments the sunny, upbeat new single from Tom Williams and The Boat , "Too Young". It's the third single released from their latest album, Teenage Blood, and the video is composed entirely of 1,500 drawings by frontman Tom Williams. View the music video for "Too Young" below.
Lembram-se do vídeo oficial do tema "Take on Me" dos noruegueses A-Ha (ver link)? Pois... o autor do mesmo chama-se Tom Williams e este apresentou-se em 2012 em formato banda, Tom Williams & The Boat, e traz um novo álbum de nome 'Teenage Blood', saído em Abril. Álbum à parte que ainda não ouvi, hoje tomei conhecimento de um novo single lançado, "Too Young" que é pura e simplesmente
The Tom Williams and the Boat video for 'Too Young' was drawn by Tom himself. That alone should make it worth for everyone to watch it below. It's also a bit more upbeat than some of the other songs of theirs we've featured on TGTF, so have a listen/look. This single will be out on the 11th of June on Moshi Moshi Records/Wire Boat Recordings. Click here to view the embedded video.
Remember when trains used to be the only way to travel in the Wild Wild West? Tom Williams & The Boat haven't forgotten. In their video for their single, "Teenage Blood", from their just released album of the same name, two kids let their imaginations run wild while playing with a train set. There's love, a robbery, and some evil looking sisters. Watch Tom Williams & The Boat's video for "Teenage Blood" below. Read more »
In the video for 'Teenage Blood', the first single from Tom Williams and the Boat ’s second album, Wild West Victoriana jousts with a Celtic-influenced coming-of-age ditty. The band are all dressed up like cowboys (it helps that several of them naturally look like they’ve just stepped off the set of a Western), and a gun-toting teenage outlaw hijacks a buttoned-up family on a steam train...it can’t end well, can it? Like a disused railway siding, there’s a mournful streak running through the song (“Rain dripping inside of the windowsill / Dad’s [...]
On May 1st, Moshi Moshi will release the new album Teenage Blood from Tom Williams & The Boat. Check out the pretty cool title track below. Read more »
Last summer I found myself particularly enamored with Tom Williams and the Boat but since then have found myself not getting chance to spend the time listening to their music as I would like. When a timely reminder that their new single My Bones is released this coming Monday (27th February) it seemed like the perfect opportunity to point you in their direction. If you haven't come across their stuff before then expect yourself to be confronted with an incredibly infectious beat and melodies and an arguably more rounded sound than they have produced up until [...]
As much as we celebrated Valentine's Day this week here at TGTF Towers, there's also an opposite side. Not every relationship is built around fluffy cuddly toys or over-priced pieces of card with a soulless pre-printed message inside. Some couples are unfortunately fated to fail. Luckily then there's a wealth of songs written about 'the one who got away', 'the one you'll always love' and everyone's favourite 'the one who got a restraining order'. One band dipping their toe into the murky waters of anti-love songs are Tom Williams and the Boat [...]
Tom Williams & The Boat - Get Older
So, the penultimate entry before Mrs Mackerel finishes off this year's set of Top Ten postings tomorrow is my very own. Without further ado... 10. Milk Music - Beyond Living Although it was released early in the year, I only discovered it recently. A full on, no holds barred, nihilistic 70s punk attitude and the very best of the heavyweight riffs of the grunge era is a mighty powerful combination. One that makes me wish my car stereo went all the way up to eleven. Download Milk Music - Beyond [...]
out of the rain and bursting through the front door Another cheeky Sunday stream here, this one courtesy of Tom Williams & The Boat. It's not easy to make this kind of straightforward folky rock stand out form the crowd but on first listen I was caught by both "Concentrate"'s hooks and lyrics. The music get's stuck in my head and I fid myself trying to sing along even though I can't keep up with Tom's fantastic lyrics. The guy is clearly taking a close look at his life and times and thank goodness he put it all [...]
So I have been cast adrift by my girlfriend; at her time of need, she has reasoned that she doesn't need me. It feels horrendous and lonely and stupid. I don't trust anything now. Tom Williams & The Boat - Concentrate I think I've got a future, and I think I'm dead if I lose track. [...]
Friday was undoubtedly the busiest of the three days, helped largely by getting to Brighton in time to actually see those playing during the day! Having failed to get into Komedia's Studio Bar to see Lucy Rose, we ended up downstairs instead; a good move that took us to Friday's discovery of the day in the shape of pop-folk group The General . In spite of their apparent elusiveness, I can't even seem to find a Facebook page, they were enjoyable to watch, especially when they pulled out a cover of It Don't Mean A Thing and [...]
Having already previewed some of the acts playing the Great Escape this year, I think it's time to step off the beaten track! The Alternative Escape is officially part of the festival but features many fantastic showcases from a variety of hosts; everything from blogs to labels. Below is a small selection of artists who may not be on your radar but are definitely worth your time. Tom Williams & The Boat If you're looking for something that little bit different [...]