With 5 Albums That Changed My Life, TIDAL asks artists to gush about the records that affected the way they listen to and make music. In this edition, Advance Base (a.k.a. Owen Ashworth) tells TIDAL about five records that he keeps close to his heart.Read More
With the long standing past of TOMLAB releases from North American based artists it's a rare sight to see a band from Vienna, Austria in our roster - seemingly springing out of nowhere - yet with a rhizomatic network of side projects in music and art away from my current radar that is usually pointing on the other side of the ocean.
Now, HEARTS HEARTS will be releasing their first wonderful album Young towards the end of the year (Dec 04 for continental EU, Jan 21 for all other countries).Read More
'Pamela' has premiered last Friday through Consequence of Sound
"The sparse track wallows with midwestern dissatisfaction. Ashworth’s lyrics paint a vivid picture of a friend, describing characters who smell like weed and work at Dairy Queen. Simplistic drum machine beats and keyboards provide a lovely undercurrent to the “day in a life” songwriting. It’s Ashworth at his best; indulging in storytelling that’s both self-aware and poignant."Read More
Three years since Advance Base’s debut album, A Shut-In’s Prayer, made #19 on MOJO Magazine's Best Albums of 2012 list, Ashworth has finally turned his focus back on his own music & given us Nephew in the Wild, the second official album by Advance Base.
Listen to the first song from Nephew in the Wild, scheduled for official European release August 21, 2015.Read More
We're back! And we mean literally - after years of silence and thinking how to continue a venture that was never just a record label in a music world dominated by a new digital paradigma, with a lot of noise everywhere, Tomlab is coming back, as a record label, and most important as a distinct voice amidst all this noise.Read More
"A pure ejaculation of tragicomic teen love. Dry, scared, babyfaced, bedwetting, honest, fantasist, utilitarian, whispered, bitcrushed, balldropping, hilarious, excruciating, melodic, soft, skeletal, sensitive, childish, resigned, pretty, crappy, forgetful, dopey, bashful, grumpy, snowwhite, lofi, garageband, bedroom, corner, acoustic, drum machine, scratchy, creaky, plinky, ageing, ashamed, open, disciplined, bitter, old fashioned, loving, crooning, creepy, downbeat, upbeat, etc, etc, the kid's got potential."Read More