Heartfelt singer-songwritery stuff from 26 year old Tomos Lewis, debut EP Four Songs feels grounded in the earthy Welsh hills of Lewis’ youth, while in its best moments recalling echoes of Dylan via Damien Rice. Lead track I Died Deep Inside starts from hushed beginnings to layer on a surprisingly moving chorus and sweetly tuneful guitar lines. Four Songs feels big, hearty, for an EP; far wiser than Lewis’ scant years, with standout track What’s A Man To Do verging into alt-rock territory for a real Ryan Adams vibe. Gently subdued, but with a profound maturity often glossed over by up and coming songwriting talent these days, Tomos Lewis’ debut shines with a world-wise confidence befitting his self-evident skills.
The Four Songs EP is released on the 19th March.