“Brilliant and unfazed about sounding like anybody but themselves.”
Towma are a triumvirate of intelligent piano-driven pop.
Sitting aside from many of the prescribed musical labels and boxes, they deliver appealing songs with stories and meaning; a driving, melodic alchemy of great vocal harmonies and intricate musical detail.
Among their influences, they count Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Everything Everything. They have been compared to Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Steely Dan, Supertramp and Nizlopi.
The band has sold out Barfly, Camden and The Pheasantry, Chelsea and made regular appearances at The Old Queens Head, The Troubadour and The Notting Hill Arts Club. This summer they also performed at both Chagstock and Ardingly Arts Festival.
When playing live Towma collect written notes from fans, challenging them to describe Towma in three words or less. Some people are better at sticking to the word limit than others but the feedback makes for good reading!
"melodic, creative, emotional"
"catchy, inspirational, lyrical"
"fun, catchy, bouncy"
"beautiful, bohemian, huzzah!"
"fun, pink, funky."
"balls, tension, explosion!"
"catchy, modern, groovy"
"amazing, inspiring sound that's new and different"
"interestingly English and very masculine!"
"lovely, amazing, vocal is really cool"
"Psychedelic and beautiful!"
" You’ve completely blown me away, I absolutely loved it. I have never heard anything like it before. Pop with jazz inflections with lovely harmonic choral singing. You are just fantastic. "
Linda Serck, BBC Introducing
" Towma play music that has been written with the greatest care, songs built on harmonies and groove. They have both the ability and wit to deliver cunningly constructed pop tunes. "
" Towma has great potential for stardom, with real professionals that seem to take their work seriously. They fill the gap between generations with great musical background. "
" Dripping with beautiful piano and vocals, I’m still finding it difficult to find the right words to describe the band and music that can do them both justice. "
" A strange brew of smooth harmonies and augmented jazz chords with piano-led grooves. "
" Songwriting and musicianship that will shine. "
" You sound GREAT! "
Their first major release, they say that Constant Noise alludes to ‘the struggle to do our true selves justice with an ever-changing set of influences, relationships and experiences’.
Described as "a perfect example of their unique, complex sound structures and realistically covering enough material to fill several albums" by Anne Lawler, PR Agent for The Coveryard, it flies the band's flag of diverse, intelligent and catchy music.