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Bristol, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2020 | SELF

Bristol, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2020
Solo Folk Indie





"There is a vulnerability to the production of this song. Not only in the raw and poetic words he is speaking, but the way in which he’s speaking them." - Atwood Magazine


"Having debuted just last month with the heartfelt song “Enough to Drink” – a song full of poetic accountability and humbling introspection – the artist returns this month with an equally stunning track." - Atwood Magazine

"Tomo - "Coffee Cups and Cigarettes""

It’s the sort of raw unfiltered folk song that just wins you over from the very first note. There’s just something natural and pure about it that comes across as if it’s a song that has been with you your entire life. Or as he describes it, “a youthful take on love and madness using a lo-fi, vintage aesthetic to create an emotive soundscape.” - We All Want Someone To Shout For

"Brand new folk music to get us back to our roots"

"If you’re a fan of acoustic folk music, give Tomo a spin. This track has a narrative style with some really pithy lyrical moments along the way. The atmospheric vocals in the background create some depth in what is a truly creative endeavor. I appreciate the raw, authentic nature of this recording." - EarToTheGroundMusic

"Tomo - 'Babel'"

Whilst there’s nothing original about an affecting guitar melody and a warm, atmospheric, folk vocal, Tomo knows that literary lyricism and an earnest lyrical delivery can always make you feel like you’re listening to something new and extraordinary. ‘Babel’ channels an indie folk sound that has a pleasant familiarity to its melodies that makes it accessible an instantly likeable. But the emotion is authentic and the storytelling is wholly his own, seeing Tomo also strum his listener’s heart with each beautiful guitar note.

’Babel’ drives into subtle rousing indie folk territory on its chorus. But it does so with restrain, leaving the power of its lyrics at the forefront of its stripped sound. An intelligently crafted and impressive cut taken from Tomo’s upcoming debut EP, ‘Wayward Son’ - When The Horn Blows

"SINGLES BAR 50 – A round-up of recent EPs and singles"

TOMO is a singer/songwriter based in Bristol who is making his recording debut with a single, ‘Enough To Drink’. Musically it is simple enough, just voice and acoustic guitar with a little multi-tracked background vocal. The words are a different matter as Tomo talks of the liquor taking hold as it “swallows up your broken soul” – we’ve all felt like that from time to time – but the song is also an invitation to serious self-examination. We hope this is just a precursor to a long career. -

"Three indie folk songs for your Friday"

Tomo – “Coffee Cups and Cigarettes”
-If you’re looking for a nice relaxing acoustic song, definitely put this one on. It’s a bit sad, actually, but the calming style of the guitar makes it a lovely song to hear. Hopefully the writer found a bit of happiness on the other side of coping with this heartache. It’s such a nice lo-fi sound that hits me emotionally for sure. - EarToTheGround Music

"Tomo "Sacred Heart""

Dreamy vocals and a finger picked guitar introduce a meditative and peaceful track “Sacred Heart” by Tomo. The melody and harmony create a sense of nostalgia and melancholy that makes it unsurprising this is the final track from Tomos debut EP Wayward Son. This is the bands first release of this length and while it’s racking up modest indie streams you should definitely be on the lookout for more from this great new artist! - Hot Lunch Music

"A Single Sit-down: Tomo – Enough to Drink"

One of our favorite things to do here at The Indy Review is to discover talented new artists right at the start of their careers. Recently I was introduced to the debut single “Enough to Drink” from UK indie/folk singer-songwriter Tomo.

The delicate acoustic track instantly connects emotionally, while also conjuring similarly strong nostalgia pangs. Tomo was kind enough to answer some of my questions about the single and his musical inspirations. - The Indy Review

"Charlie Taylor"

"absolutely beautiful...what a really beautiful song" (on 'Enough to Drink') - Somerset FM



Tomo is an indie/folk singer-songwriter, based in Bristol, UK. Taking inspiration from a wide range of influences, including Radical Face, Shane Macgowan, Leonard Cohen and Charles Bukowski, he has recently released his debut EP, 'Wayward Son'. His music has been played on radio stations across the country, including on BBC Somerset and BBC Radio Bristol, and his debut single 'Enough to Drink' was supported by Tom Rosenthal and Atwood Magazine, among others. Lyrical content is particularly important to Tomo, and he combines powerful, literary lyricism with emotive musicality to produce an act which has been described as very engaging and atmospheric. 

 Atwood Magazine have held Tomo in high esteem, praising his "raw and poetic" approach to songwriting and his production of tracks which are both "stunning" and "heartfelt". With a recent appearance at the online HowTheLightGetsIn Festival and a number of releases lined up for the coming months, 2020 is set to be an increasingly exciting year for Tomo.

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