Tim Wheatley released his latest sing LYING LOW earlier last month (WATCH VIDEO BELOW). We caught up with Tim who gave us his top 5 artists he came across while living in London!!!
STRAND OF OAKS
Strand of Oaks latest album ‘Eraserland’ struck very close to home for me. From the opening line of ‘Weird Ways’ I felt as though Timothy Showalter was writing my story. This album shows complete disregard for radio requirements, and allows the songs to ebb and flow as the band feels. Slow builds and ambience create drama which crescendo in such an unassuming way. I saw him play here in London last year at the Omeara, and you could tell that the newfound appreciation of his music by fans fed his enthusiasm. Honest and endearing – I can’t explain it any other way.
With all the love and respect in the world – I don’t dig this band for their depth. But as far as taking me far far away from England, this is the remedy. Straight up ‘Honky Tonk’ Kings. Start by having a listen to ‘Drinkin Problems’. It’s country music that has you giggling like a schoolgirl.
I have just realised that I have three Austin,TX natives in a row. Ah well. I saw David Ramirez play at the Borderline in Soho when I first moved here. Admittedly I already bought the album ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’. This man is taking ‘Americana’ somewhere a little different – and I like it!
I met Charlie while we were playing in the Tamworth Country Music festival a few years back. And since I moved to London she released ‘Snowpine’, her debut solo album. I’m pretty sure it was ‘Mexico’ that grabbed me first.
The Melbourne quartet holds a special place in my heart as it consists of some folks who played a big part on my record. They’re a catchy psych band that are incredibly easy on the eye. Check out their first single ‘Make it Rain’ from their upcoming debut album.