Introducing singer songwriter Tom Lumley, and his debut EP Dream
City. I had been featuring the title track on my ‘new
releases’ page for several weeks, loving the old school feel,
and the way the song constantly develops to create a very catchy slice
of pop rock excellence. With the release of the second song Running
From Our Lives sounding just as good I felt a few words of recommendation
were in order.
The Dream City EP is five songs long, direct and unfussy, conveying
a very upbeat feel with a natural rock guitar / bass / drums set up.
The occasional classy production embellishment provides a little more
depth where necessary, and helps keep the sound contemporary, but it
is the variation within the playing that maintains the interest throughout.
There’s nothing too clever or ‘showoffy’, just tasteful,
and for the benefit of the song as a whole. The guitar solo in Open
Your Eyes remains sophisticated with just enough about it to bring
out a few air guitars in a large festival crowd on a warm Summer evening.
Alongside the two releases already, Done My Time sounds worthy
of a video / single release too. There’s a laid back ease to it
with some cool bass work and another big chorus that glues itself to
the ears. With an old songwriting head on young shoulders, and the musical
sense to not overplay, I’d expect Tom Lumley to have a very strong
career ahead of him.
The EP is available now at the usual online distributors... iTunes,
(at time of writing, the EP is half the price at iTunes compared to
Check out the tracks Dream City and Running From Our Lives...
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