Reviews

"Brand New Day" review by Mary Wildsmith  September 3 / 2020


Cruising, funky phrases open up Tawmy's Brand New Day, soon joined by slinking, detached vocals that twist in and out between bent, bluesy Alt-Rock guitar and grounding bass for one far-out ride. Effortlessly cool, this jazzy number confronts listeners with pragmatic philosophy: in a world unknown with a future uncertain, where one is given a chance to reset every day, what will you do?

In a world of three chord popular music delivered in four four time, Tawmy has guaranteed audiences a track that could never be boring. From frisky World-inspired percussion, to brassy snippets of Jack Semple's guitar flair, and energetically winding solos, Brand New Day is kept fresh and fascinating from start to finish. The song's chorus is sunny and expansive, imbuing the track with optimism, while groovy vocal tones and styling lend the track a liveliness that will seep down into your bones. Tawmy has crafted a song of excellent quality, particularly considering its home recording and self-production. 

Brand New Day will hold special appeal for lovers of high-polished Blues Rock and 90's flavored Alt Rock, while equally successfully sweeping in World Rock, music students, and general fans of guitar virtuosity. The song would sound fabulous live, indoors and outdoors alike, and would be particularly interesting featured on any TV/Radio show or podcast that could break the music down for fans, with the possibility of an accompanying interview segment. - Mary Wildsmith  ( Jango Radio Network )

 

What ... ?¿  review by Jon Wright  September 22 / 2020 

Capturing the essence of inundation that accompanies the whirlwind of cataclysmic current events bombarding our news feeds, Tawmy's What ... ? employs layer upon layer of skillfully shredded guitar beneath colorfully filtered vocals in a catchy, all too relevant look at the roles we play in the politically-fueled mass-media machine.  Lyrically striving to remind us of what's at stake and where we ought to focus, What ... ? feels like a cleverly wrought classic Alt. Rock jam and connects like a clarion call to collective consciousness!

Phenomenal guitar chops!  Start to finish, What ... ? is practically exploding with riff after lick after riff after adrenaline-fueled lick - not only commanding listener attentions through Jack Semple's skillful playing, but artfully mirroring the chaos of the lyrical content!  The vocal effects work really well in the track's context, giving a bold burst of color to the lyrical lines and nicely offsetting the seriousness of the subject matter. Excellent lyrics - relevant to the state of the country and well-constructed in the context of the tune. Catchy and thought-provoking in the best way! Great sound, classic riffs and a strong lyrical presence make it a track worth repeat listens!

Those that live for the driving squeal of a masterfully manipulated electric guitar will find themselves instantly captivated by the sound and style of Jack Semple's playing - while the lyrical content and vocal flow of What ... ? will find a permanent home in the minds of those with an ear out for cognizant conversation surrounding the state of existence in America.  - Jon Wright  ( Jango Radio Network )