THOM SOUTHERN SHOWCASES SLACKER ROCK GREATNESS ON NEW SINGLE ‘SHE’S SO PRECIOUS’

 

 

 

A TEASER AHEAD OF HIS DEBUT ALBUM ‘PLAZA’ – RELEASED ON 11TH FEBRUARY

 

Thom Southern has shared his first new music of 2022, with the infectious new single ‘She’s So Precious

Awaking from a slacker rock slumber ‘She’s So Precious’ combines elements of shoegaze and more traditional indie rock to create a warm and fuzzy track from the Irish singer-songwriter ahead of his debut album ‘Plaza’ – arriving next month.

Speaking about the single Thom explains, “The lyrics for the track are about someone in a relationship who’s allowing the other person to take them for granted. Eventually they wake up to the blindness of their love and see they don’t need this anymore to be happy.”

Detailing the accompanying visuals for ‘She’s So Precious’, he expands, “For the music video my mate Dan Hewitson and I found this really cool, still functioning, video store in Liverpool called Video Odyssey and shot the video in there.  There was no real plan, we just went in with a camera and had a laugh. At one point during the filming I saw the awesome Ghostbusters suit hanging on the wall in the store and said to Dan ‘should I put it on and use this walkie talkie?’ The video really came together from there.”

 

 

Hailing from Belfast, singer-songwriter Thom recently shared the news of his self-produced debut album ‘Plaza’ – due for release on 11th February 2022. The record also features previous single ‘Tongue Tied‘, a track that took things up a notch for the exciting alternative songwriter by showcasing a unique brand of shoegaze influenced alt-indie pop at its very best, packed with baggy acoustics, fuzzy guitar hooks, hypnotic drums and sweet melodic vocals

Inspired by artists like The War On Drugs, (Sandy) Alex GBeck and The American Analog Set, ‘Plaza’ is the result of a prolific time for the musician in 2021, as he further hones his craft not only as a songwriter but as a producer too.

After early singles ‘Shivers’ and ‘Perfect Someone’, big supporters of Thom Southern at radio have come in the form of Radio XBBC Radio UlsterBBC Introducing MerseysideRTE and onwards to KINK in The Netherlands and KCRW in Los Angeles

At the tailend of last year, Thom warmed up for a headline run supporting Zuzu at her big hometown show at the O2 Academy 2 Liverpool on the 5th December. Now he’s gearing up to take his new album on the road for the first time with dates around the UK and Ireland to be announced in due course.

Plaza’ the debut album by Thom Southern is out 11th February 2022

 

 

About Thom Southern

Thom Southern started his musical career busking in Belfast aged 16. After winning a national competition he was awarded a trip to a studio in Nashville. The resulting material saw him awarded ‘Songwriter of the Year’ by Belfast City Council.

He teamed up with his sister Lucy Gaffney to form the band Southern and in 2012 they signed to Marathon Artists. After the release of their debut EP the duo were described by The Guardian as “The most promising singer/songwriters in Ireland today”, and within 18 months they saw their work used in international campaigns by ESPN, Netflix, Channel 4 and performed events around the world for brands such as for Yves Saint Laurent and Burberry. In 2016 the duo launched a psych-rock project called MMODE which saw them add to the growing list of extensive tour supports, sharing stages with the likes of Bill Ryder-Jones, The Coral, Jake Bugg, Bastille, Hudson Taylor, Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Kooks.

Thom then made the decision to focus on recording his own work, starting this new spell by spending two weeks away in Ibiza collaborating on a seperate side project with legendary producer Tom Rothrock, famous for producing Beck’s hit record Loser, albums by Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters, and the original soundtracks for Good Will Hunting and Collateral to name a few.

Thom’s previous work with brands, namely a track he recorded for a Mercedes Benz advert in 2018, provided the funds necessary to build the home studio and the time required to hone a sound before launching new solo material. Taking as much inspiration from the cut/paste skitzophrenia of Beck’s Odelay as the brooding, grungey atmospherics of The Smashing Pumpkins, Thom’s music weaves effortlessly between heart wrenchingly exposed and confidently cool.

 

 

 

 

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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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