TOM CRAVEN – IN RIVERS: An EP Review by James Kirby

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August 2, 2015 by Robb Powell

FB_IMG_1438342423568In Rivers is the new EP by Hertfordshire’s very own Tom Craven, launched on the 18th of July 2015 at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans. Though this is not his first release, this 10 year veteran of the UK’s independent music scene launched this dynamic 4 track collection with as much energy, excitement and enthusiasm as if it were his debut!

It cannot be denied that “In Rivers” is a change from Tom Craven‘s normal genre of Alt. Pop as found in his previous albums but the change is as equally welcomed to his audiences as if it were to be the same.

45230_437426510664_7367814_nIt can be said that “In Rivers” is a modern day interpretation of Folk with its uses of language and musicality throughout… yet to purely hold it under such a banner would take away the bold, shining light of who wrote the music. It would restrict new audiences from discovering the soul, passion, quirks and talent of Mr Tom Craven himself.

Tom Craven is a prolific and celebrated singer/songwriter within his field, who relatively takes inspiration from experience, surroundings and those around him. From this writers’ perspective, the true underlying beauty of “In Rivers” is its sense of reality. The raw sense of intimacy that is usually only found in live performances. The truth of the artist behind the microphone and speakers. The heart behind the strings.

And so I invite one and all to experience the dynamic and flowing journey that comes in hand with the purchase of Tom Craven‘s EP “In Rivers.” 





Words by James Kirby –


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