Getting to Know Thomston
Auckland-based musician Thomas Stoneman, aka Thomston, 20, is gearing up to release his highly anticipated debut album, which is “shaping up to be a really interesting, emotive release”, according to Australian entertainment site Howls & Echoes.
Thomston, who went to Avondale College, has been incredibly busy dedicating himself to the task across the past two years, having travelled the world to collaborate, write with, and learn from a myriad of producers and performers in the United States and United Kingdom, as well as Australian artists like Ta-ku and Wafia. He recently performed with Ta-ku at the Sydney Opera House, as well as touring with Wafia, with whom he also released collaborative track Window Seat.
Thomston describes his new album for the website:
“It feels really good to listen to start to finish. It feels very much like a coherent project, which I really desperately wanted it to be. When I started writing this, I was writing a lot of pop. I was worried that I was just gonna write a bunch of pop songs, and they’d be sandwiched between more alternative sounding songs, and it would feel disjointed. But to me it’s the perfect bridge from the older work to what will be coming after the album.”
Original article by Lauren Ziegler, Howl & Echoes, July 8, 2016.