Dylan John Thomas is shaping up to be Scotland’s next major breakthrough artist, as evidenced by airplay that spans Radio 1, BBC Introducing, 6 Music and Radio X, as well as a rush of tastemaker approval, and a flair for winning over audiences from sold-out headline shows to major support slots and big festivals. His inspiring journey now continues as he shares the new single ‘What a Shame’. Watch the official video HERE.

The jaunty, singalong indie-folk of ‘What a Shame’ possesses a bright, energising vibe which initially masks its meaning. Dylan takes aim at the “fake tears” and the “show of emotion by the graveside” of someone who sounds like they’re to blame for the death that is now being mourned. Like recently released singles from the forthcoming EP ‘If I Didn’t Laugh’ and ‘Fever’, ‘What a Shame’ shows that Dylan can tell stories from an unique perspective in a way that immediately gets under your skin. Dylan wrote ‘What a Shame’, and produced and mixed the track with Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Courteneers).

‘What a Shame’, ‘If I Didn’t Laugh’ and ‘Fever’ will all feature on ‘Dylan John Thomas – EP2’, which is available to pre-order or pre-save HERE. In addition to its digital and streaming formats, the EP will also be released on limited edition transparent 12” vinyl.

Dylan John Thomas learned to play guitar while growing up in a foster home in Glasgow. Captivated by videos of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash, he started busking around the city centre, which provided the foundation for the talent which now sees people flock to his shows.

After huge success at various festivals this summer including his debut at Glastonbury and an incredibly well received main stage slot at TRNSMT, Dylan will embark upon a major UK tour this autumn. With the majority of dates already sold out, it concludes with a return to Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom, where a second night was added to fulfil phenomenal public demand after the first sold-out within a day. Tickets for the shows, listed below, are available HERE.


18th    Aberdeen, Unit 51 (SOLD OUT)

19th     Dundee, Duck Slattery’s (SOLD OUT)

22nd    Newcastle, Boiler Shop

23rd     Manchester, Gorilla (SOLD OUT)

24th     Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (SOLD OUT)

26th    Liverpool, East Village Arts Club (SOLD OUT)

27th     Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (SOLD OUT)

30th     London, Colours


7th       Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

8th       Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

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