At first listen you might consider Melbourne’s Tom Spender a bit like a slow cooked Tom Vek or a hark back to Neil Finn’s stuff. Already a couple of good names to be compared to, right?
Never Again unveils Spender with a little more complexity. The minimal use of horns and strings reminds me of Disclosure and Rhye, while Spender’s smooth vocals and broad range proffers a sound which would mix well with Jessie Ware.
What Spender has delivered so far is an appraisal of the sexy, seductive and elusive. Oh and he’s been recommended by both Sia and Kimbra.
Never Again is taken from Spender’s debut EP, Modern Pest, out 21st June.
One of my dearest childhood friends made this. Beautiful. themusic.com.au/watch/video/20…
— sia furler (@Sia) March 18, 2013