Tom A. Smith – Dragonfly
Back in February, Sunderland’s Tom A. Smith released his debut EP, EP1. We’re highlighting the previously released single Dragonfly because it’s a cracker and as stated by Louder Than War: “The dense, shadowy snarl; a pounding, electrifying plea for escape. It’s a slow-stalking hit with gigantic riffs and blood-raw emotions hitting you through a filter of fuzztone digital growls.” Tom played his first ever gig aged just eight, supporting local psychedelic rockers Detroit Social Club at legendary Newcastle venue The Cluny, performed at Glastonbury before he was even in secondary school and Tim Burgess handpicked him to play his stage at Kendal Calling, making him the festival’s youngest ever performer. Having seen him live recently, we concur – he’s fantastic!