Tom Slatter is a singer-songwriter from London who writes steampunk and sci-fi inspired prog-rock songs. Described by the Steampunk Tribune as, ‘an experiment too far’, his music lies somewhere between Radiohead, early Genesis and Nick Cave.
In March 2013, Tom will be releasing his third solo album, Three Rows of Teeth. The new CD contains songs about such clichéd subjects as fake spiritualists, murder, time travel, replacing one’s body parts with mechanical alternatives and flying an airship into a cloud full of birds with too many teeth.
There is also mention of ravenous church steeples.
Three Rows of Teeth follows on from 2011′s IronBark, an acoustic guitar driven collection of 8, or 4 (depending on how you count them) narrative steampunk prog rock songs. For the new record he has turned up the guitars and let in more of the rock/metal influence on a few of the tracks, without losing the acoustic folk feel from previous work.
In an effort to fully exploit the prog-rock market he has also made sure to play in several different time signatures, and has included an epic twenty minute three song suite to close the record. He denies rumours that he wore a cape when recording the guitar solos.
Three Rows of Teeth can be pre-ordered from http://tomslatter.bandcamp.com and will be released on March 1st on bandcamp, and various other online places soon after. Physical copies will be ready by the end of March.