What SFTOC says: It’s a strange story. A folk-rock band – signed to Moshi Moshi, beloved of BBC 6 Music, support act to Adele – nearly make it in the business, but not quite. Tom Williams, formerly helmsman of Tom Williams & The Boat, wrote his fifth album All Change in practice rooms across Kent, in breaks from teaching guitar and songwriting to primary and secondary school children. A lovely environment to write a lovely album, and it worked out wonderfully.
What the band says: “It is all such a surprise to me. The whole album has a magical feeling because it feels like I did it in my sleep. After ten years of trying to make records and chase the industry I was happy and I wasn’t chasing it – and for some reason I made a record I loved. Because I’m not worried in it, I’m not self-conscious, and I’m not embarrassed.”