Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Damien Rice, Bright Eyes, Whitley, Ryan Adams, Jose Gonzalez, Bon Iver


band members

Tom Milek - Writer, singer, guitar, keys, organ and melatron


Influences

Lawrence Greenwood, Radiohead, Ryans Adams, Damien Rice


Unearthed artists we like

Hayden Calnin


Website

www.tommilek.com

Bio

The free and easy release of music to ‘consumers’ has reached a peak saturation where it is commonplace for even the most discerning listener to miss high-quality records. It would be easy to dismiss Tom Milek’s music as another ‘guy with a guitar’, but he is so much more than that. We have to do better this time and take care to understand what is going on inside this artist's head. This is not a person motivated by advancing his reputation through infiltrating scenes, nor is he someone who pays any attention to types of aesthetics that help propel creatives through their career. This is someone who is completely dedicated to crafting something that, when listened to by the right person, will stop them in their tracks.

Tom wrestles his own real personal tragedies with mythology, vivid imagery, and a painfully naked glimpse into the fragility that exists deep within us all at that moment when our ability to find an explanation for our own existence is impeded. Most of us find it difficult to find and maintain our life's meaning in a coherent way, and until you’ve truly seen the terrifying chaos outside of possessing a keen sense of meaningful reality - you’re not going to pick up on just how triumphant this album is, you’ll simply miss it. But if you’ve truly fought for your own internal survival with everything you have, you may not miss it. If you're aware that your own shortcomings have been the busy architects of the absence of the person you truly, deeply love - then you may well fall into this album like I did.

Bit by bit, then all at once.

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Contact: tommilek@gmail.com
for show enquiries / where to find the new album "The Idea of Home"

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

05 Sep 2017

Triple J
50

you are speaking directly to my big dumb heart

you are speaking directly to my big dumb heart