Thom Artway

FRESH: ‘Sleeping Next To You’ – Thom Artway

Singer-songwriter Thom Artway releases “Sleeping Next To You” and announces UK tour dates!

Singer-songwriter Thom Artway is back with a new track, “Sleeping Next To You”, out on 26th October via Warner Music.

Marking Thom’s second international release, the new single is taken from his upcoming sophomore album set for release in 2019 and follows the recent release of his first internationally acclaimed single “All I Know”, which saw support from the likes of CelebMix, Indie Band Guru, Music MatchandSubba-Cultcha, among others.

Dealing with endless love, “Sleeping Next To You” is an up-tempo number with influences spanning from Frightened Rabbit’s joyful moments in “Midnight Organ Fight” to Mumford & Sonssculptured sound of “Little Lion Man”. The compelling visuals accompanying the song, see Thom moving across a mixed media world guiding two entities in love, as the catalyst who makes things move. Shot at YouTube Space studio in London, the video makes use of a green screen to shoot Thom live in the studio before digitally embedding him into the imaginary world created on the computer.

Already one of the most respected young musicians in the Czech music scene, the talented artist is ready to be crowned Czech’s best music export. Having already notched up memorable performances at this year’s Great Escape and Europe’s largest music and cultural festival Sziget and won the first Czech Fresh- the music project led to cooperation with UK live promoters to help give an international focus to local music – Thom is ready to announce his first headline UK tour in Autumn.

Thom will take his perfectly combined mix of modern sound and classic songwriting to the UK – playing some of the best independent venues – including Head of Steam in Newcastle on 25th November, before heading to Scotland to headline Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’son 26th November, Glasgow’s Hugh and Pint on 27thNovemberand Clarks in Dundee on 28th November. The captivating folk-pop artist will head to London to play the iconic Troubadour on 9th December, before heading to Manchester’s Jimmy’son 10th December and ending the tour at Hull’s legendary The Sesh on 11th December.

Creating captivating folk-pop songs with the use of his distinctive voice, memorable top lines and introspective lyrics, Thom’s debut single “I Have No Inspiration” dominated the Czech charts for two years, becoming a domestic hit, and culminating with Thom winning two of the most prestigious Czech music awards. Inspired by British songwriters, he grew up busking in the streets of Prague, he first came to the attention when his song ‘Towards the Sun’ was chosen as the soundtrack for the Czech movie ‘Křídla Vánoc’, Thom then went on to release his debut EP ‘Still Standing in the Unknown’, before travelling and playing across Australia to hone his skills. His debut album “Hedgehog”, released on Warner Music, set the talented artist on the path of international success.

Live UK dates for Thom currently are:
25th Nov – Head of Steam, Newcastle
26th Nov – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
27th Nov – Hugh and Pint, Glasgow
28th Nov – Clarks, Dundee
9th Dec – Troubadour, London
10th Dec – Jimmy’s, Manchester
11th Dec – The Sesh, Hull

Keep in touch with Thom through his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK group

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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