Tom Jenkins - Magic Mushroom Island (Xtra 
Mile Recordings)

Release Date: Out Now

This is the second single from Tom Jenkins that I've had the pleasure of reviewing and I'm well on my way to being smitten. 'Magic Mushroom Island' might sound like a secret level of MarioKart but it's actually a chugging indie-rock anthem that was made for pumping out of the car stereo on summer road trip. The driving drums, chunky guitars and Jenkins' died-in-the-wool indie vocals all combine to make a perfectly good sound but it's the songwriting that elevates this track above the other pretenders as the chord progressions take you buy surprise and the structures jump about with a complete disregard for convention. And I love me a man that defies convention. 

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Live Dates: 

29/04 - Globetrotters Bar, Pontypridd 
30/04 - Town Hall, Trowbridge 
01/05 - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds 
02/05 - Duffy's, Leicester
08/07 - Two Thousand Trees Festival
31/08 - Kendal Calling

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