05.11.18 // 18.00
Tom Grennan’s gravelly vocals are reminiscent of British indie music in the early noughties. Fitting, then, that Grennan fell into music by drunkenly performing The Kook’s Seaside at a house party. But to launch into lazy comparisons is to do Tom Grennan a disservice. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter has real talent.
In 2018, his debut album Lighting Matches reached number five in the UK Albums Chart. Exploring sobriety, love, depression, and loneliness, the album reveals a relatable vulnerability behind Grennan’s plucky grit. Grennan has played at a raft of festivals over the summer and his star is very much on the rise.