Infectious island rhythms, sophisticated synth hide-n-seek and the harmony to bring you home; 'As Far As India', the new single from Tom Lee-Richards, is a nostalgic celebration of life.
Another collaboration with award winning producer Countbounce (Jarryd James, Dan Sultan), the song reveals more of the highly textured, rhythmic strut the pair introduced in 'The Wearing Kind' (dubbed 'Single of the Day' on the AUReview) whilst showing off more of Tom Lee-Richards' idiosyncratic vocal style.
With a childlike lens 'As Far As India' moves through imagery of growing up and calls out to the memories that shape us. Now calling Melbourne home, Tom grew up in New Zealand, beginning with pots and pans, mouth noises and imitating things sometime before starting school. At 14 he was experimenting on the guitar, gigging and had developed a colourful beat boxing language.
In early 2015 Tom collaborated with Choreographer Gregory Lorenzutti, Director Chase Burns and 6 incredible dancers to create 'The Wearing Kind Project'. Designed to explore the social concept 'Wall Building', it involved a series of street/dance installations, wooden opaque windows and featured 'The Wearing Kind' track. Footage journaling the project from rehearsal to delivery forms the heart warming clip.
No stranger to involving the community in the process of creating art Tom has once again brought his audience into the spotlight and debuted his video editing skills in the video for 'As Far As India'. The video is a collection of real childhood moments given by friends and fans and is being shaped into an incredible journey from the past forwards.
Join Tom Lee-Richards on an Alt-pop Calypso journey with -As Far As India'.
Friday April 8th - Wesley Anne, Melbourne VIC
Sunday April 10th - The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo VIC
Thursday April 21st - Treehouse Byron Bay NSW
Saturday April 23rd at Brisbane City Sounds, Queen St Mall, Brisbane QLD