After his US tour, James has had a busy summer at the festivals and has just been nominated for the Mercury prize. I shot this cover story for Soma Music issue when he played Koko. They spent all afternoon sound checking his set list to get it right. I was surprised it took so long, but the sound was excellent at the gig.
James says that a club can feel like a totally different place every time you play there because it’s the mix of people make the place.
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In the 6 year gap since the release of his first album, Tom has been developing his artistic personality and trying to decide what he wants his music to sound like. He has come back with a new image and sound for the recently released, Leisure Seizure. He wanted to wear his own clothes for the shoot – he styles himself with a classic 50′s look and having trained in design, also did the graphics for the album.