Huntington Beach based No Sleep Records has welcomed Canadian singer-songwriter, Single Mothers’ vocalist and part-time gold prospector Drew Thomson to the label’s growing family. The punk troubadour will release his new self-titled EP on June 24th.
“”Saturday Night/Sunday Morning” is the first song I got to take a bit of time recording and have friends play on, opposed to just walking into a studio with an acoustic, throwing down one or two takes and calling it after 15 minutes,” Thomson explains. “It was recorded and produced by Joby J Ford and I’m really happy with how it turned out.”
Between quitting and then re-joining his revered punk band Single Mothers – Drew Thomson moved to a small town called Swastika in Northern Ontario to be a Gold Prospector. Without a band, and with many long days and nights camping alone, there was plenty of time to sit around – strum a guitar and write songs.
In 2013 he released a small batch of acoustic songs called Honesty is a Confidence Problem via Jeremy Bolm’s label Secret Voice and began playing solo shows. Thomson ended up leaving gold prospecting to re-join his band Single Mothers, but a lot of those nights stayed with him, strumming a guitar – writing songs. These are some of those songs.
“This EP is my second of what I hope will be many over the next few years, moving in one direction or another – and I couldn’t be happier working with the labels I’ve been lucky enough to release with so far,” Thomson adds. “This new step with No Sleep is really exciting, and I’ll have my first LP out with them later this year.”
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