Tom Walker Interview

2017 is already shaping up to be one hell of a year for music but for one artist in particular, it couldn’t have gone off to a better start. Tom Walker has already signed a major label record deal, earned himself slots on tonnes of festivals and his current single Just You and I has already clocked up over 10 million streams on Spotify! We had a chat with Tom ahead of his show at the Bodega in Nottingham on 17th May…  


Hey Tom! We’re looking forward to having you in May but for those who are yet to hear your music, what can they expect?

Yeaaaah! I'm really looking forward to it... I've been down to Nottingham before playing a few acoustic sets but this time I'm back in town with my band. From when I’ve played in Nottingham before, I know the crowds are always awesome! 

We hear you’ve been busy in the studio, can you give us any hints on how it’s shaping up?

It’s shaping up very nicely. I’ve been working with a producer called Jim Abbiss [Arctic Monkeys/ Adele/Kasabian]. We've just finished the EP and it sounds wicked. We went all in getting as many real instruments on the record as possible. We even got a brass band in for one of the tracks! 

Each of your releases so far have been incredibly eclectic, where does inspiration usually come from when songwriting?

I usually write about whatever is going on in my life, I find it hard to write if I can’t relate to the subject matter, it just feels a bit fake otherwise. 

Your gorgeous current single Just You & I seems to be everywhere at the minute and is currently on over 10 million streams on Spotify! What are you hoping to achieve from the rest of the year?

I know, it’s pretty crazy! I've been totally overwhelmed with the reaction it’s been getting; it’s always nice when people dig the music. As for the rest of the year I just want to keep putting out new music and traveling as much as possible. 

Last question, if you could just play one song on one stage for the rest of your life, what song would you play and where?

I'd probably do a cover of "Tribute" by "Tenacious D" on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival - reckon that would be a good laugh.