Getting it’s first play as Annie’s Hottest Record in the World on Radio 1 last night (January 15), ‘Sober’ is the new single from Tom Grennan. It’s the follow-up to the huge single ‘Royal Highness’ which featured on the Radio 1 B List and Virgin playlists, and saw him record a Maida Vale Session for Annie Mac. ‘Sober’is another taste of Tom’s forthcoming debut album ‘Lighting Matches’ to be released on Insanity Records in May.
Tom said “I wanted to write about always getting really drunk. At one point in my life, I hated getting drunk, but I was always doing it, and the morning after I would always feel guilty. Then the next day I would get fucked up again. It's about me not letting myself get sober. Then it took this whole different twist. It's like a Bond song, and it's one of the only songs on the record that takes me on a rollercoaster.”
“Think a badass James Bay and you’re halfway there…” NME
"A cross between the deep, estuarial soul of Adele and the jaded experience of Wimbledon troubadour Jamie T” The Telegraph
“With Paolo Nutini-esque tones, Tom’s vocals are hypnotically beautiful and completely enchanting” Wonderland Magazine
“Grennan has an incredible voice and he's an electrifying live performer: there's something about his lyrics that really hit home as well, in the same way as Kate Tempest or Paolo Nutini” The Independent
“A sensitive, soulful songwriter” The Guardian
Tom’s debut album ‘Lighting Matches’ will be released in May on Insanity Records, it see Tom working with Grammy award winning producer Fraser T Smith (Stormzy / Adele / Kano / Plan B) and Dan Grech (Liam Gallagher / Killers / Radiohead) and is set to be one of the most important albums of 2018.
Lighting Matches also features the single ‘Found What I’ve Been Looking For’, which was being used as the title music to Sky Sports’ Premier League coverage and has racked up over 10million streams.
Tom also features on Bugzy Malone‘s ‘Memory Lane’ single, which was playlisted at Radio 1 and features on Bugzy’s Top 5 album King Of The North.
In March Grennan starts his biggest headline tour yet and includes a show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 20th March. The tour is now SOLD OUT:
Fri 16th March SWX, Bristol SOLD OUT
Sat 17th Institute1, Birmingham SOLD OUT
Sun 18th Waterfront, Norwich SOLD OUT
Tue 20th, Shepherds Bush Empire, London SOLD OUT
Thu 22nd Ritz, Manchester SOLD OUT
Fri 23rd ABC, Glasgow SOLD OUT
Sat 24th Rock City, Nottingham SOLD OUT
Sun 25th Leadmill, Sheffield SOLD OUT
To request review tickets / photopasses, click 'see more' next to your preferred gig here:
1. Found What I've Been Looking For
2. Royal Highness
3. Barbed Wire
4. Run in the Rain
6. Lighting Matches
7. Lucky Ones
9. I Might
10. Make `em Like You
11. Something in the Water
12. Little By Little Love
2. Secret Lover
3. Sweet Hallelujah
4. All Goes Wrong (Acoustic) - Chase & Status (feat. Tom Grennan)
Standard CD & digital
Deluxe CD & digital
12” vinyl + exclusive coloured vinyl for store
Album Pre-order: smartURL.it/LIGHTINGMATCHES
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