Moshi Moshi Records and Kent, England six-piece Tom Williams & The Boat proudly announce today’s release of their sophomore record Teenage Blood. The album has already been heaped with praise in the UK. Clash Magazine weighed in with an 8 of 10 review that labeled them “willfully individual,” as a dexterous band that “ooze and explode thrillingly with each emotional turn.” while the BBC took note of the “sawing violins and an overall rock-roots grit” found in the songs.
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Already receiving steady attention and BBC Radio play for their early EPs, it was at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival that Tom Williams & The Boat truly broke out, playing an extraordinary 5 sets as finalists of the festivals own “Emerging Talent Competition.” They self-released their debut LP Too Slow in February 2011, on their own Wire Boat Recordings to critical praise in the UK, leaving anticipation for their forthcoming follow up high. The band began work on their second album, Teenage Blood in March 2011, recording in their long time HQ – a working brewery, in the heart of the Kent countryside. As with their debut album, BBC engineer Simon Askew was yet again behind the mixing desk.
After five years as a band, encompassing five EPs and two albums, Tom Williams & The Boat might appear fully-formed, but with the release of their second album, Teenage Blood, they’ve only just beginning to reveal their true colors.