South-London’s multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Tom Misch is putting together the final touches on his debut album, Geography. Unassuming Misch – who rose to prominence with his Beat Tape videocast series – shuns the PR train, preferring to let his productions do the talking. Perhaps that’s why it’s so difficult to pigeon-hole his music. It’s probably best described as indie neo-soul. There’s guitars, pianos and Misch’s versatile voice, meaning he can switch from uptempo to unwind with relative ease.
Whilst fans have been demanding an extended body of work for some time, the news comes as almost a U-turn from Tom. Previously the singer-songwriter has shied away from the traditional LP format, favouring more guerrilla tactics to get his music into the public domain instead. This included the highly ambitious 5 Day Mischon project, which charted the creation and completion of a new track from the ground-up, every day over the course of a working week. It’s this avant garde approach, driven by a desire to get his music heard over fame and fortune.
The lead single is Movie, and can be previewed below. It even features a cameo vocal from Tom’s own sister, Polly.
Tom begins an extensive UK tour next month. But we’ve got eyes on catching him perform at Farr Festival in Bygrave Woods, Hertfordshire on Friday 6th July.
Tickets for the full weekend Thursday-Sunday are available now.
Geography is scheduled for release on 6th April 2018 via Misch’s own Beyond The Groove label, and is available for pre-order now.