Influenced by the distinct aesthetic of home recordings, at a young age, Thom Coombes began recording his own songs in a basement with a boom box and a built-in mic. For the past 15 years, Thom’s recording process remains much the same, traversing bedrooms, basements, and bathrooms with a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder, an old computer and a touch of digital production, capturing a unique, lo-fi sound ranging from country and folk, to stripped down keyboard based pop songs.
Thom’s sound is gentle and earnest. With mesmerizing guitar and lyrics that echo everyday life, Thom turns the mundane into woeful, heartfelt stories with a touch of comedy, simplicity, and a whole lot of honesty.
Thom’s latest album, Old Stomping Grounds, was released in May 2017 and he has been zigzagging across the country ever since.