Tom Bem, the artist and producer from South East London, releases details of his new EP, ‘Beast Side’. It includes recent single Hide & Seek, and new single Numb.
Following on from debut EP Shallows, Beast Side is a significant portrayal of his artistic development since his previous work. It continues his unique sense of intense, emotive vulnerability, whilst having clearly evolved his production style. Beast Side is a collection of songs, depicting the battle within himself in containing his emotions during turbulent times – his Beast Side. Tom says: “It focuses on the battle within myself; between fearing my dark side and letting it control me.”
Tom has written with and produced for an array of artists that span from double Ivor-Novello award winner Christ Difford (Squeeze) and Boy George (Culture Club) to Bastille. His previous EP ‘Shallows’ received much recognition as an emotionally vulnerable and honest concept album, chronologically portraying the journey of a traumatic relationship breakdown and confusion of betrayal.
The EP, fronted by lead single ‘Captain’, garnered over 500,000 streams online as well as being supported by many radio stations such as; Amazing Radio, BBC London, Westside FM, Bang FM and BBC Introducing (who had previously made him one of ‘2013’s best artists’).
Over the past two years, Tom has performed extensively across the UK and Europe, supporting artists such as Ms Dynamite, Amelia Lilly, Amber Run, Tinchy Stryder and Sway. Tom, a versatile musician and performer is comfortable with intimate audiences, stripping his songs back to just voice and guitar, exposing his skills as a songwriter, a story-teller and a musician, and with a live electronic band, displaying his charisma and showmanship in high energy performances. Whatever the venue or audience, Tom’s performance is always intensely passionate, making them irrefutably memorable to anyone watching.