Having already released a clutch of singles, 2020’s ‘Black Country Disco’ was arguably the touchpaper for Aspaul’s career. If the audacious genius of referencing his Wolverhampton origins in the title wasn’t enough, the ten funky anthems force fed the catchiest basslines this side of the 1980s were more than enough to catch the eye (and ear) of even the most casual bystanders. Clocking in at less than half-an-hour, the album doesn’t have a weak point, but tracks like ‘01902’ and ‘W.M’ would likely find themselves mentioned as standout moments.
Once you’ve named an album after the Black Country, the only logical step is to reference Aqua with your follow-up. Thus, ‘Life In Plastic’ was birthed in 2022. Clearly the relentless songwriting throughout his career has sharpened his lyric pen, as the quick turnaround between the two albums didn’t have any impact on the quality of this sophomore offering. ‘Life In Plastic’ edged away from the disco-realm Aspaul dwelled within in on the debut but it became all the more glorious for it. With a driving beat thrusting things forward from the very first track, this eclectic offering was the moment Aspaul showed the full scope of the glittering canvas he could paint.
This week sees Tom take the road for a series of support shows in huge venues, before a busy Summer of headliners across Europe, the UK and even North America. The full dates for all are shown below and tickets for the headline dates are available now.
18th - Albert Hall, Manchester
21st - O2 Academy, Sheffield
22nd - Albert Hall, Manchester
25th - Eventim Apollo, London