December 2016

31 December 2016 (Sat 10am)

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Mad year... highs and lows all here, all building towards a bigger 2017... onwards and upwards xx Happy New Year folks

30 December 2016 (Fri 12pm)

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Orders are arriving, go hunt through our Merch stash! https://tom-williams-music.myshopify.com

27 December 2016 (Tue 8am)

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New Morning... (go check bandcamp https://tomwilliamsmusic.bandcamp.com to grab last downloads, taking some down today)xx

25 December 2016 (Sun 8am)

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Merry Christmas everyone, hope you all have a lovely day! Head over to bandcamp and download this silly little Driving Home For Christmas cover if you fancy :) xx [https://tomwilliamsmusic.bandcamp.com/track/driving-home-for-christmas-c...

24 December 2016 (Sat 6pm)

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Day 5! We made it! Lots of shout outs and albums of the year for Big Thief, 'Masterpiece', Margo Price's, 'Midwest Farmer's Daughter' and of course Leonard Cohen, 'You Want It Darker'

** And as a little Christmas present there's a silly cover of, 'Driving Home For Christmas' over on Bandcamp here: https://tomwilliamsmusic.bandcamp.com/track/driving-home-for-christmas-c... go grab it for free or pay what you like ... **

23 December 2016 (Fri 4pm)

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Day 4 and we're nearly there! Today's album of the year is Cautionary Tale by the excellent Dylan LeBlanc, a beautifully melancholy study in string led classic Americana. Watch his a live version of, 'Cautionary Tale' below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqmGPBzZjsc

For more tunes to get you through these Winter months, make sure you subscribe and follow the Winter playlist on my Spotify channel, updated and added to all the time:

23 December 2016 (Fri 9am)

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Morning all! Postage rates are now sorted on the online store, last Too Slow vinyl has gone for ever but there are some awesome 7"s still! Lotsa Tees too!x https://tom-williams-music.myshopify.com

22 December 2016 (Thu 4pm)

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Day 3! Today's record of the year is obviously Blackstar by David Bowie. A monumental record and one so perfectly poised and executed you almost wince at it's beauty force. Simultaneously baffling, beautiful and self mythologising, the scale of the whole thing is truly monolithic. The videos are also beautiful so here's Lazarus incase you haven't seen it in a while

David Bowie - Lazarus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8

21 December 2016 (Wed 9pm)

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Day 2 of 2016 round up! One of my records of the year has to be, 'Emotions & Math' by the amazing Margaret Glaspy. An amazing songwriter singing amazing songs and playing guitar with incredible sophistication and touch. Check out her KEXP session here, but grab the album, it's a must have.

Margaret Glaspy KEXP Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSFy9cEbscU

21 December 2016 (Wed 4pm)

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Day 2 of 2016 round up! One of my records of the year has to be, 'Emotions & Math' by the amazing Margaret Glaspy. An amazing songwriter singing amazing songs and playing guitar with incredible sophistication and touch. Check out her KEXP session here, but grab the album, it's a must have.

Margaret Glaspy KEXP Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSFy9cEbscU

21 December 2016 (Wed 2pm)

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Winter is officially here! Autumn is dead! Last tunes have been added and we're closing shop on this years Autumn playlist so go have a listen now on Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/user/williamstaw/playlist/6jrjq3teOO46UcqsHM6x5j

Remember if you want to be the first to hear NEW music, you need to click FOLLOW on the Tom Williams profile...

Enjoy folks, and as ever we need new suggestions for the Winter 2016/17 playlist that we'll update every week!

20 December 2016 (Tue 4pm)

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Afternoon all! Ending the year with 5 daily videos highlighting some of the records and artists I've enjoyed this year.

First up I'd highly recommend you check the staggering Kate Tempest record, 'Let Them Eat Chaos' Spotify link here: https://open.spotify.com/album/20IHNtzCY3uYpWolidiIDb Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/oct/09/kate-tempest-let-them-eat-...

20 December 2016 (Tue 8am)

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Morning folks! More free downloads over at Bandcamp now, go get the All Day EP now and pay what you like:

https://tomwilliamsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/all-day-ep

We put the ep out a couple of years ago now, it features the demo of All Day plus two covers, Dancing In The Dark and Golden Brown. Enjoy!xx

16 December 2016 (Fri 7am)

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FREE DOWNLOADS? (Or you can pay what you like!) Sure... Head here https://tomwilliamsmusic.bandcamp.com for the london, 'Live At The Lexington' album & Christmas song!xx

15 December 2016 (Thu 4pm)

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#TBT! 'Tis the season folks, I should really write a new one but as the years get harder and the Christmases feel less Christmas-ey we all find ourselves getting into the spirit of it all later and later... Anyway no excuses, here's, 'Christmas (So Much Better When You're Here)

Remember you can download it for FREE (Or whatever you like) here: http://tinyurl.com/huhjoyr

Please do share it about if you like it, and hold your loved ones close this chilly season, love and kisses for everyone xxx

15 December 2016 (Thu 7am)

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Over 1000 views in a couple of days, thanks folks!xx

13 December 2016 (Tue 4pm)

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Afternoon all! Another little cover from Mike Wilton Standard Lamps and yours truly... This time it's the George Harrison Bob Dylan classic, 'If Not For You' but maybe more the All Things Must Pass version... Keep sharing these if you dig 'em!xx What should we cover next?!

13 December 2016 (Tue 12pm)

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Love this photo of Townes and his doggy pal so much 4pm keep your eyes peeled on here for a cool little video #townesvanzandt #heartwornhighways

08 December 2016 (Thu 4pm)

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#TBT! One freezing January morning Sarah and I shuffled into Plaxtol church with the good folk from Brother Film Co. to film a couple of acoustic tracks off the upcoming New Guitar album (go listen -> https://open.spotify.com/album/3qdpyrKvUAUFxzq5LdcqTv) The lovely Daniel Clews was on sound, making it all sound great and we even wheeled out the old church piano!

06 December 2016 (Tue 4pm)

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New song alert! And when I say new song I don't even mean new album new song, this a song so new that no-one's even heard it, except me... And now you... 'You Say You've Got The Blues' let me know what you think! (Sorry about the extreme singing faces) More soon xx Please share if you dig it xx

05 December 2016 (Mon 6pm)

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Mr Ballon at work

05 December 2016 (Mon 3pm)

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Going to space with nickballon

05 December 2016 (Mon 11am)

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Here we go...

03 December 2016 (Sat 11pm)

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Album titles, pick yer fav

03 December 2016 (Sat 9am)

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Two years ago today! Recording cello on In The Snow and Oh Boy with Sarah Maycock and Catherine Black at Ian Grimble's studio in Crouch End xx https://youtu.be/0icOt6YtAQs xx

01 December 2016 (Thu 4pm)

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#TBT! Get Older was a major shift forwards for the Boat. We had been playing together for about a 2 years, and were half way through the making of what was to become our first record, 'Too Slow'. (https://open.spotify.com/album/2ONlWvPWmi1yHokgKxAOnZ)

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