Thomas White playing drums for the first time in 6 months over on instagram 🙂
With Rose Elinor Dougall at Oslo, Hackney
With Rose Elinor Dougall at Rough Trade East
With Rose Elinor Dougall at Shipwright’s Yard, Brighton
A montage of songs from the Tandy Hard set at Budstock festival, with TW on drums.
Restlesslist had a session with Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music on 30th March. They played songs from their new album (Coral Island Girl) Hunter Gatherer Moon Over Coral Island, Mr Winchester I Presume, Shy Coconut Love Song. Thomas White is on drums 🙂
Listen to Laser Beam, Willow’s Song (see above for video) and with Stuart Flynn – Feelin’ Good. Tracks are no longer at their Myspace page so listen below – mouseover for a Play button and wait for song to load.
Thomas also accompanied Patrick Wolf on tour (and plays guitar on his new record)
8 March: The Arts Centre, Colchester – live video: ‘Accident + Emergency’
9 March: The Guildhall, Gloucester – live video: ‘Blackdown’ (Thomas provides drumbeat half way through)
10 March: The Junction, Cambridge – live video: ‘Hard Times’ (lots of Thomas White’s “rock action” !!)
12 March: Heaven, London – live videos: Tristan – see 1 min 50, when Patrick goes over to his guitarist.
Hard Times – Patrick introduces the band at 3 mins 30 (“Tom White on the fucking guitar”)
13 March: KOKO, London (the Heaven video footage is much better)
Patrick Wolf Myspace His Blog is a total inspiration against the horrors of the music industry…
“This is a brave new world we face. I refuse to let the crumbling industry around me make me have to give up this life long passion and journey I’ve been on”
“I recently met the actress Tilda Swinton and she filled me with so much fire thinking about Derek Jarman; to me, the greatest outsider and visionary of British Film. I think about him down in Dungeness making one of his last films, “The Garden”, With a couple of old Super 8 cameras; no script, no money, and hardly any eyesight, making a true masterpiece. I am from this world of creativity, when you have nothing you really make something… and when you have too much, you often make too little. Tilda actually ended up being the narrator for this album. She appears on four or five songs as the voice of hope against all my negativity… The album has been blessed!”
He is releasing this album himself with help from his fans.
Listen to a mix of new songs at his Myspace and read about how the album came to life here
“This was not the album that my last label wanted me to be making; I guess I’m not family friendly or conservative enough to play that game, and I am getting a bit more fearless as I grow older. Not really been one to compromise with businessmen in my life, so I thought why should I start now when I’m at my most self confident and passionate about the sound of music that I want to create and explore? So with album 4… I’m back in the free world of Independent Music”
Watch more videos of Tom drumming for British Sea Power HERE
“Sometimes it’s hard to tell, if it’s going well,
the odds against it were so phenomenal,
I can’t believe it’s happening, it’s happening now,
I can’t believe it’s happening, it’s coming true somehow,
don’t you think it’s strange the way it all works out”