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James Thomson - Heartless

James Thomson - Heartless
In 2012, James released his debut, self-titled album to glowing reviews from publications like The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Stack, Rhythms Magazine and more. They unanimously commended Thomson’s song writing skill as that of a troubadour beyond his years.

Clearly inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Sun Kill Moon and Neil Young, James caught the attention of the Americana community in both Australia and America, and was soon sharing stages with the likes of Mark Olson (The Jayhawks), Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers), Robert Ellis, Jonny Fritz and more.

The captivating sense of restlessness in Thomson’s song writing is organic; spending much of his childhood shuffling between Sydney’s Northern Beaches and rural towns of the Central West and Hunter Valley.

In 2014, following a three month journey through the strange corners of the American Deep South, James finished recording his eagerly anticipated second album Cold Moon.

Cold Moon, like James’ first album, was recorded and part produced by Grant Shanahan (Eva Trout, The Honeys and Perry Keyes Band) at Leisure Suit Studios, Spencer NSW.

“…Standing out from the crowd may take something special, the thing is, I think Thomson may be that something special…” Bernard Zuel (SMH)

About this track...

Inspired by T.S Eliot’s The Wasteland, ‘Heartless’ sounds like an outtake from Springsteen’s Darkness On The Edge of Town. Down and out characters, drifters, dealers, pimps, beautiful girls and boys weave in and out of music that sounds like a late night drive through the empty streets of a city.

Other tracks by James Thomson: Can't Go Home This Way  -  Cold Moon
Number Of People In Act 6 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Newcastle
Taken From The Release Titled Cold Moon
Copyright Holder's Name Laughing Outlaw Records
Publisher Control
Media Servicing Date 2015-04-17
Main Genre Blues/Roots
Genre 2 Alternative Country
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
Artist Official Web Site
Artist Social Network Page
Online Store Page 1
Tour Start Month 2016-02-12
Tour End Month 2016-03-18
Touring Locations NSW, VIC
Content Provider Laughing Outlaw