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Splashh

Bassist — Shropshire

Name?
Tom Beal

Where are you from?
Shropshire

What do you do?
Bass

Describe your style in three words?
Progressive-Urban-Cowboy

You can make a record with anyone from history?
Martin Hannet - He produced all of the factory records bands, which were a big deal to me when I was younger and still are now and I think when you put any of his records on you can instantly recognise his sound. There are lots of stories about his unorthodox techniques like recording drums on the roof of the studio and putting it through delay to get that great sound. He also had a reputation of being a bit of a bastard, which always makes things far more interesting.

What’s the best show you’ve ever been to?
I saw the White Stripes at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in 2003 just after they released ‘Elephant’. To be honest they are not a band I really listen to anymore and even at that time I wasn’t I huge fan of that album but loved all of their earlier stuff. I was 16 at the time and the whole venue was packed, I remember looking up and all the seats in the balconies were pretty much empty because everyone had come down to the standing area. When they came on they just ripped through about 5 songs before even speaking to the crowd and everyone was just going mental. I’m not 100% sure but someone told me that the video for ‘black math’ was footage from that show too.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Wire, The Fall, Cocteau Twins, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain… The list goes on…

You can spend an hour with anyone from history?
Geezer Butler - He’s a fellow bass player and seems like he’s pretty down to earth. They say you should never meet your idols but I think Geezer would be an exception, and I’m sure he’d have a few good stories to tell over a couple of pints down the local.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Probably punk, I was never really any part of any bracketed group when I was growing up but I suppose we follow the “punk” ethos within the band with the whole DIY style in every sense of the creative process.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
I think for me it would probably be The Fall, they are the epitome of a punk band and have been going for over 40 years and still going strong. They are probably the band I’ve seen live the most and it always amazes me how they still keep going, even though they have gone through a lot of line-up changes, Mark E still holds it together.

What music did you listen to growing up?
I was an only child growing up, my parents weren’t really into music, and everything I heard on radio and TV didn’t appeal to me. I was about 14 when I first got into music properly through friends at school, we were into Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Oasis, Nirvana… Basically any band you can now buy a T-Shirt of in Topman.


 

Splashh are a 4-piece garage rock indie band who originally formed in London but relocated to New York following the release of their debut album 'comfort' in 2013. Their second album 'Waiting A Lifetime' is released 14th April 2017 and can be pre-ordered here

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'Columbia' by Oasis.

One record you would keep forever?
'Here Come The Warm Jets' by Brian Eno.

A song from your favourite album?
'Well Well Well' by John Lennon.

Song you wish you had written?
'Crying' by Roy Orbison.

Song that defines the teenage you?
'Hard To Explain' by The Strokes.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
'Love and Other Crimes' by Lee Hazlewood.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'Curl One Out' by Jonny Trunk.

Best love song of all time?
'Into My Arms' by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Green Onions' by Booker T. & The MG’s.

Best song to bring people together?
'All My Friends' by LCD Soundsystem.

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?

'Sweet Saturn Mine' by The Moonlandingz
I saw them Play last year at Oslo in London, it was the best show I’ve seen for ages and they seem to be one of the only legitimate bands around without any of the bullshit.

'30,000 megatons' by Pond
They’ve been around for a while now but I’m always into whatever they put out, and I think this song is pretty relevant with what’s happening in the world at the moment.

'Winners' by Delicate Steve
He’s a guy from America and I’m into his Harrison-esque sound.

'Do You Ever Glow?' by Green Buzzard
They are good friends of ours and this is the first song they released from their upcoming EP ‘Spacemen Rodeo’ which is about a fictional band in the future that saves mankind… what’s not to like.

Name?
Tom Beal

Where are you from?
Shropshire

What do you do?
Bass

Describe your style in three words?
Progressive-Urban-Cowboy

You can make a record with anyone from history?
Martin Hannet - He produced all of the factory records bands, which were a big deal to me when I was younger and still are now and I think when you put any of his records on you can instantly recognise his sound. There are lots of stories about his unorthodox techniques like recording drums on the roof of the studio and putting it through delay to get that great sound. He also had a reputation of being a bit of a bastard, which always makes things far more interesting.

What’s the best show you’ve ever been to?
I saw the White Stripes at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in 2003 just after they released ‘Elephant’. To be honest they are not a band I really listen to anymore and even at that time I wasn’t I huge fan of that album but loved all of their earlier stuff. I was 16 at the time and the whole venue was packed, I remember looking up and all the seats in the balconies were pretty much empty because everyone had come down to the standing area. When they came on they just ripped through about 5 songs before even speaking to the crowd and everyone was just going mental. I’m not 100% sure but someone told me that the video for ‘black math’ was footage from that show too.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Wire, The Fall, Cocteau Twins, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain… The list goes on…

You can spend an hour with anyone from history?
Geezer Butler - He’s a fellow bass player and seems like he’s pretty down to earth. They say you should never meet your idols but I think Geezer would be an exception, and I’m sure he’d have a few good stories to tell over a couple of pints down the local.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Probably punk, I was never really any part of any bracketed group when I was growing up but I suppose we follow the “punk” ethos within the band with the whole DIY style in every sense of the creative process.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
I think for me it would probably be The Fall, they are the epitome of a punk band and have been going for over 40 years and still going strong. They are probably the band I’ve seen live the most and it always amazes me how they still keep going, even though they have gone through a lot of line-up changes, Mark E still holds it together.

What music did you listen to growing up?
I was an only child growing up, my parents weren’t really into music, and everything I heard on radio and TV didn’t appeal to me. I was about 14 when I first got into music properly through friends at school, we were into Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Oasis, Nirvana… Basically any band you can now buy a T-Shirt of in Topman.


 

Splashh are a 4-piece garage rock indie band who originally formed in London but relocated to New York following the release of their debut album 'comfort' in 2013. Their second album 'Waiting A Lifetime' is released 14th April 2017 and can be pre-ordered here

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'Columbia' by Oasis.

One record you would keep forever?
'Here Come The Warm Jets' by Brian Eno.

A song from your favourite album?
'Well Well Well' by John Lennon.

Song you wish you had written?
'Crying' by Roy Orbison.

Song that defines the teenage you?
'Hard To Explain' by The Strokes.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
'Love and Other Crimes' by Lee Hazlewood.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'Curl One Out' by Jonny Trunk.

Best love song of all time?
'Into My Arms' by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Green Onions' by Booker T. & The MG’s.

Best song to bring people together?
'All My Friends' by LCD Soundsystem.

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?

'Sweet Saturn Mine' by The Moonlandingz
I saw them Play last year at Oslo in London, it was the best show I’ve seen for ages and they seem to be one of the only legitimate bands around without any of the bullshit.

'30,000 megatons' by Pond
They’ve been around for a while now but I’m always into whatever they put out, and I think this song is pretty relevant with what’s happening in the world at the moment.

'Winners' by Delicate Steve
He’s a guy from America and I’m into his Harrison-esque sound.

'Do You Ever Glow?' by Green Buzzard
They are good friends of ours and this is the first song they released from their upcoming EP ‘Spacemen Rodeo’ which is about a fictional band in the future that saves mankind… what’s not to like.

Splash | Waiting A Lifetime (2017)

Splashh | All I Wanna Do (2013)