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Upcoming shows: Alexis Taylor... Wedding... The Hidden Cameras... Sinkane... Itasca... Francois and The Atlas Mountains... Haley Bonar... Jens Lekman... BC Camplight... The Wave Pictures... Pictish Trail... Jesca Hoop... Funke and the Two Tone Baby... Weyes Blood... Laetitia Sadier... The Unthanks... Xenia Rubinos... Happyness... Holy Moly & The Crackers + Rob Heron... Skinny Lister... Sounds From The Other City 2017... The Travelling Band... Joan Shelley... James Leg + The Bonnevilles... Theme Park... C Duncan... Lowly... Chloe Foy... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen... Aldous Harding... The Besnard Lakes... Julie Byrne... Tom Williams... Saint Sister... Nikki Lane... Mt Wolf... Sweet Baboo... Kiran Leonard... Laura Gibson... Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton... Will Varley...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 29 May 2017
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re delighted to be working with Tom Williams again – this time, with his band, at the Eagle Inn!

Following the release of the BBC 6 Music-playlisted single Everyone Needs A Home, Tom Williams, formerly helmsman of Tom Williams & The Boat, is heading off on a four date tour of the UK this May.

In conjunction with this announcement, Tom has also revealed a captivating acoustic session of the single that perfectly highlights the quality of both the song writing and lyricism of the track.

The single, with its intense, soaring strings and Williams’ unmistakeable vocal is an exciting taste of what is to come from the new album. Demonstrative of a new, more refined approach to song writing and with the influences of 70s American rock echoing throughout, the track was written in December 2015 and is an angry and impassioned response to the global refugee crisis and the rise of right wing populism in the UK, as Williams explains:

‘The full horror of the refugee crisis was fully unfolded on all our screens. Friends of mine who run the charity The Worldwide Tribe were in The Jungle, handing out food, clothing and supplies. We were moving house ourselves and I was in a back room surrounded by boxes piled high all around me. The words are simultaneously aggressive but also defeatist. The song is plea for more “We” and less “Me”.’

‘A blistering rock return’ – Clash

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