Artist: Tom Williams & The Boat
Album: Teenage Blood
Label: Wire Blood Recordings
This week sees Tom Williams & The Boat follow up their debut record Too Slow with their new album Teenage Blood.
Teenage Blood is the opening track to the album and it really kicks it off in fine style as it is one of the catchiest tracks on the record.
I swear you will not be able to get this song out of your head after you have heard with catchy and memorable melodies that will have you nodding your head and tapping your feet.
Too Young is another upbeat track and Tom Williams has a really smooth sounding vocal that really does draw you in - he really is quite mesmerising.
There is a rambling feel to the way that Williams delivers the vocal and this style really does bring the lyrics alive.
The album tackles the idea of youthful naiveté with the likes of Teenage Blood and Too Young while There’s A Stranger and Trouble With The Truth Tom sings about the end of a relationship.
And Trouble With The Truth is the best track on the album where Tom’s vocals really are at their menacing best.
There is a real old fashioned feel to this album as Williams has written quite traditionally structured songs; catchy hooks and repeated choruses.
But what is a real strong point of this album is that all the tracks are very narrative driven - each one of the ten songs really does tell a story.
This is an album of gnarled vocals that at times really do drip with emotion and bitterness but is brought to life by some truly upbeat guitar work.
Tom Williams & The Boat’s debut album may have caught everyone’s attention but Teenage Blood really does cement them as one of the most exiting bands around at the moment as they are making music that really does have something to say.
Tom Williams & The Boat - Teenage Blood is out now
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FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw