We’re announcing some 2021 dates really soon - hold tight. ☁️ Stream Warm Jets and Mood Stabiliser. 🎧 Photos: @glk.media
Tom is live tonight chatting and playing a solo set for @syd_music.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) 6PM @syd_music I’m going to be chatting to Ryan and playing a couple of solo songs with Sampler + a @makenoisemusic 0-Coast and it’s going to be fun. Get in the comments and heckle me.
Which is your favourite artwork so far? 🩸These paintings began as a meditative exercise during lockdown, using mostly a palette knife on canvas. I was inspired by a series of videos by Corey D’Augustine (some are on Youtube) where he demonstrates the techniques of the post-war impressionists (Rothko, De Kooning + more). Despite being hopeless with a brush, I’ve found ways to make marks and images that I find evocative. - The last image is a new one which I painted for @connorlaws as a birthday present. - 1. Warms Jets (single - out now) 2. We Can Never Not Be All Of Us (forthcoming EP) 3. Mood Stabiliser (single - out now) 4. New
ANNOUNCEMENT 📣 “We Can Never Not Be All Of Us” is the title of our new 6-track EP which lands August 14th 2020. The title is a quote from Justin Vernon (@blobtower/@boniver) from his intensely moving @songexploder episode, where he discusses racial tensions near the Mexican border in Texas. Recent events have magnified the profundity of this message, and his words also inspired the lyrics of the title track, which you will all hear soon. - Mood Stabiliser & Warm Jets are out now as singles, and 100% of revenue from @bandcamp are still being donated to BLM-associated organisations. - Please keep asking difficult questions in your communities, keep displaying and verbalising your solidarity with black people and other minority groups in their fight for equality. - 1. We Move, Plastic 2. Mood Stabiliser 3. Warm Jets 4. True Colour 5. I was sat by the window and there was a bright light and I was very sad 6. We Can Never Not Be All Of Us - Artwork by Tom. Mastered by @georgelever_g1. Cc @holdtightpr
PB X @bbcradio1 Our thanks the Rock Show team for playing Warm Jets last night. @radio1rockshow @danielpcarter
Today and for the next two weeks any money raised from digital music on our bandcamp will be donated to anti-racist organisations via @actblueorg. We hope you like the new song.
Stream 🧢 WARM JETS 🐟today + add to your playlists 📲. LINK IN BIO 👆🏻👆🏽👆🏿 - 📠 LYRICS A confidante Out in the dark I’ll be outside In between the cars I’m a warrior But a worrier Down the hole we go I get that from her At the deep end Of a thick pool Under warm jets Hold my head again We still have our youth Now exhale the breath Still in chrysalis I’m getting tired of this I’m a child of two But it’s only me I’ve been here a while Steering out to sea At the deep end Of a thick pool Under warm jets Hold my head again Hold my head again Hold my head - 🎚CREDITS Written by Poisonous Birds & @gabrielgifford Mixed by @eatbugse Mastered by @georgelever_g1
I feel compelled to say that, whilst we are going to crack on with our release campaign and keep pouring music into the world, it is not business as usual. It’s vital that the events of this week lead to real change both abroad and at home. The music industry’s blackout stunt is over but the work has barely started and we must promote ANTI-(as opposed to passively non-) racist ideals in our communities and workplaces. By day I work for a very big company which you have definitely heard of where my colleagues and I are asking some difficult questions, and will attempt to drive positive change over the coming months. That’s probably not the first time most of you have read something like the above, but if that is news to anybody today, then I’m glad I wrote it. Lastly: the title of the new EP is ‘We Can Never Not Be All Of Us’. These words have taken on rather stronger meaning this week, and we’ll talk about the ideas surrounding the record in the coming weeks. I hope you like the new song tomorrow.
WARM JETS lands tomorrow. Co-written with @gabrielgifford during lockdown, and mastered by @georgelever_g1. This song is a sequel, of sorts, to Mood Stabiliser written during a period of introspection, this time focusing on my present, rather than my past.
Last year Tom co-created and scored a short film for @bbcarts with @islabadenoch . It’s called ELVER and airs TOMORROW on BBC Four, and will be on iPlayer afterwards. Thank you to @ctsdofilm for making this happen. Poster by @kiosk.studio Dance correographed and performed by @impermanence_dance Additional thanks to @chrisdanter, @badders_ @annevelinlawford @anniepennazzi @lowrir @glassworkslondon @kingofcurtis @filmsat59
All three playlists from Finn, Jack and Tom up on the link in our bio. It’s a deep-dive into our brains, and the music which informed Mood Stabiliser. Let us know which pieces resonate with you. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
The artwork for Mood Stabiliser is a painting, which has become my favourite quiet, screen-less activity during this intense period of inside-ness. The intention was never to produce anything to publish - quite the opposite actually. As a person who creates a lot of things that reach a lot of eyes, it’s important to have private pursuits. But a series of paintings emerged at the start of this pandemic that felt emotive and important, so a few of them will be emerging as artworks. The next single is due really soon, accompanied by another piece. Mood Stabiliser was always a red song, whereas the new single is more blue. Let me know if Mood Stabiliser universally feels red, or whether you feel something different. 🩸🎈🥊
Remember gigs? Thank you @you_sti_nah for capturing MOOD STABILISER live at @islington_ah w/ friends @sleep_token. This show was a singular pleasure that we may never forget. Let’s do this again soon.
Thank you @alexbakerman for playing two of ours on the trot last night, and for supporting new and undiscovered music. @holdtightpr