Dylan John Thomas possesses a gift for writing indie-folk songs which elevate challenging emotions into joyously optimistic anthems. It’s a skill that has made him one of Scotland’s most hotly tipped talents and in-demand live performers, resulting in six sold-out Barrowland Ballroom headline shows after just two EPs. His popularity is rapidly spreading to the rest of the UK, as demonstrated by his triumphant sets at last month’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. Now Dylan’s committed and ever-expanding fanbase is set to win a new army of devotees with the news that he will release his long-awaited self-titled debut album on January 26th. The album is launched alongside his brand new single ‘Rich Boy’. Listen HERE.

Featuring fan favourites, including ‘Jenna’, ‘Fever’ and the recently released single ‘Yesterday Is Gone’, Dylan’s debut album already feels like a collection of hit tracks. Yet it also introduces a wealth of new material, his immensely relatable and charismatic songwriting growing with a wider palette of sounds and imaginative nuances. Those new songs unlock something previously undiscovered in his artistic style, as demonstrated by the likes of the piano and string-swept ballad ‘What I Need’ and the bouncy, jangly-pop of ‘Melancholy’s Cure’. The album closes with a remarkable live version of ‘Wake Up Ma’ from Barrowland Ballroom, which not only pulsates with the bustling atmosphere of his shows, but its raw verses provide harrowing snapshots of his early life.

Every song on the album was written solely by Dylan, who produced the majority of the record with Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The Coral and Courteeners). Chris Marshall (Gerry Cinnamon) co-produced ‘When I Get Home’.

Dylan says, “Debut album, feels mental saying that. Been some buzz recording it down in Liverpool over the last year. From writing tunes in my bedroom growing up and busking in Glesga, the dream was to record an album and tour it around the country. Cheers for making that happen”.

The new single ‘Rich Boy’ really captures Dylan’s flair for telling stories that celebrate an underdog triumphing against the odds – and with Dylan’s youthful zest refined, it’s also a strident step-forward musically.

The album is now available to pre-order or pre-save HERE. In addition to its digital release, it will also be released on CD, black heavyweight vinyl, and limited edition coloured vinyl which are available exclusively from Dylan’s official store and at indie retail.

Last remaining Dylan John Thomas tickets are available HERE. The shows are:

2nd – Leeds, Beckett Students’ Union
3rd – Liverpool, O2 Academy 1 (SOLD OUT)
4th – Newcastle, University
7th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
9th – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
10th – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
11th – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
14th – Cardiff, Globe (SOLD OUT)
15th – Southampton, Papillon
16th – London, Garage
19th – Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
24th – Edinburgh, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

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