Great X-Pectations 2016: Tom Prior

A former rapper turned singer-songwriter from Enfield, North London. Alex Turner is a fan.

Tom Prior 2015

LISTEN: Tom Prior - Take It All

Tom Prior started making music in his shed back in 2005. Three years later, he had released two acclaimed mixtapes, Take Note Vol. 1 and 2, before founding a local creative collective, Clockwork.

He then appeared on Exo’s 2012 single, Way Back Home and supported Katy B and Ms Dynamite at London’s Somerset House. Having caught the ear of Alex Turner, his debut EP was recorded with former Arctic Monkeys bassist Andy Nicholson and the result sounds a little like Jake Bugg with a keyboard.

Tom’s second EP, Paint The Ceiling Blue features the standout track Take It All, a slick piece of electronica that showcases his strong, emotional vocals. 2016 is going to be a major year for Tom Prior.

 

Tom Prior Releases

Bad Advice EP (November 2014)
Paint The Ceiling Blue EP (December 2015)