Words: Saam Das
I can't say I'd ever heard of the Scottish town of Cumbernauld but that's where Tom Kills is from. It was also home to Neil Primrose of Travis and one of The Fratellis at one time or another. Not quite a rich tapestry of musical heritage but not bad going either. Tom Kills is on his own dark electronic path and you can listen to a couple of his tracks below, and download 'Million Pieces'.
Mr Kills shares similarities with the STRANGERS lot, so it's no surprise that Killing Moon Limited have been bigging up Tom. Much like STRANGERS, I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Tom's music - most of his Soundcloud tracks passed me by without incident.
However, it's the brilliantly embittered anthem 'Silly Little Self' that displays Tom's talent for creating compelling, atmospheric electronica. Free download 'Million Pieces' is of a more serene ilk but similarly engaging. Check out the video below.
STREAM: Silly Little Self (Tom Kills) by Tom Kills
FREE DOWNLOAD: Million Pieces TKMIX (Tom Kills) by Tom Kills
Find out more at tomkills.com.