Tom Williams And The Boat spent most of 2010 playing venues in a road near you that is, if you lived in the UK. This is the second single to be taken from their debut ‘Too Slow ‘album, Imaginings of a potential suicide bomber in ‘Concentrate’ which contains a great narrative; the band’s songs have graced the airwaves on Radio 1, 2 and 6 with some weighty DJ names praising the Kent band – If this was Top Trumps you have already lost, Zane Lowe, under the category of Influential has to be a an 8 or a 9, he’s even doing adverts on that television thing.
But dragging myself back to matter at hand, ‘Concentrate’ – please search for this song, lyrically cotemporary kitchen sink meets A Life Less Ordinary via a few pages of Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance. Tom Williams And The Boat’ future, even with just this snap shot as a flavour of the band, looks bright; when you hear a few more songs you’re convinced. This single deserves all of the praise it will and has received to date. 7.5/10