Live Music: Album Release Party – Tom Emlyn’s Return Journey Revisited: Scaredycat Vol. 1.

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Categories:

We are proud to present an album release party for Tom Emlyn’s Return Journey Revisited: Scaredycat Vol.1. Tom will be performing songs from his new album, and there will be special guest support from Alys Hardy, Margo Thirlwell
and Daisy Birch-Jones.

Tom Emlyn crafts honest, swirling songs; tall tales and dark jokes that cut straight to the bone. His current solo work maps an alternative Southwalian landscape, a hallucinated community drawn from psychogeography and local history.

Written on foot and by bus, his observational, poetic lyrics and simple 60s-folk influenced melodies explore what it means to belong to a place – the bitterness, the love and the humour. In the particular is contained the universal; and Tom Emlyn’s captivating songs explore the particularity and peculiarity of human experience in a unique way.

His sound, while rooted in garage rock, is tinged with psychedelia, folk, and jazz/blues overtones – including a recent adoption of the harmonica as a lead instrument. In summer 2022, Tom released his debut solo album News From Nowhere, a bittersweet love letter to his hometown of Swansea, described by Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales) as a record of “undoubted brilliance, eloquence and energy”. It has been hugely positively received, with airplay and support from Radio Wales, BBC Horizons, R.E.P.E.A.T. fanzine, God Is In The TV, and Joyzine, among others.

Tom’s second album I’ve Seen You In Town followed hot on the heels of the first – a more mellow, acoustic affair which was similarly well received. He is currently promoting these records with intimately explosive solo and band performances across Wales and beyond.

This gig will be a special performance to promote the his new album Return Journey Revisited: Scaredycat Vol.1, which will be released on 5/5/23.

Margo Thirlwell

Margo Thirlwell is a Welsh singer, musician and songwriter from Swansea, South Wales. Known for their mix of dreamy, reflective and largely acoustic based songs, Thirlwell has developed a modest following and has played in various venues around the UK and has worked with household names in the indie scene such as Alfie Templeman

Daisy Birch-Jones

Daisy is a 20 year old singer songwriter
from Swansea first making her debut as a
15 year old at Swansea Fringe Festival.
Daisy has now been a regular artist at the
festival as well as performing in and around Swansea supporting ‘Adam Walton’ at Elysium as well as ‘Calum Beattie and Edie Bens at The Bunkhouse.

She recently supported Billy Locket on his tour, performing at the renowned Sin City venue in Swansea. She has also supported many local bands including Kikker and Tom Emlyn to name but a few.

She has performed with and taken part as a member of The Swansea Young Musicians Network and features in a promotional film for The Taliesin, promoting art and culture
throughout the city of Swansea.

She has recently been recording new
material at The BBC Studios in Swansea,
which will be included on her forthcoming album. Currently she is recording a soon to be released EP, recorded and mixed by Dave Milsom of Death Monkey Records.

The EP is a stripped back, heartfelt, lyric and melody driven collection of four very
beautiful, very personal songs. Daisy’s forthcoming album is written and will be
recorded this year with a hope for a release towards the end of the year.

The new album will be more mature, developed and heartbreakingly forthright. Expect soaring, distinctive vocals, honest and insightful lyrics and beautiful instrumentation.

‘I cannot wait to play her on the radio’ –
Adam Walton BBC

‘Sublime, soulful folk-pop’ – Joe Bayliss
Swansea Fringe Festival/ Swansea Music