Meet your new favourite artist – Glasgow’s Dylan John Thomas. After supporting Gerry Cinnamon and Liam Gallagher, the rising star’s stock is set to go stratospheric with his new self-titled EP out on October 29. Brinkwire’s Rory McKeown caught up with him to talk about his career so far, his Glasgow upbringing, selling out the legendary King Tuts, and his new EP
Glasgow emerging talent Dylan John Thomas is navigating a fast ascent to the top with his dizzyingly catchy yet deeply personal brand of indie pop.
The singer songwriter, who’s mentored by compatriot Gerry Cinnamon, is set to further his credentials as a bonafide breakout star with the release of his forthcoming self-titled EP in October.
It includes the infectious first single Jenna and its captivating, melodic folky follow-up Feel The Fire, rubber-stamping his masterful ability to combine heart-on-sleeve lyricism with guitar wizardry.
The EP covers themes focusing on his tumultuous upbringing in foster care and working class experiences growing up in the Scottish city, where he honed his musicianship busking on Glasgow’s famous Buchanan Street.
“It was a graft”, he told Brinkwire. “I see busking as an apprenticeship, singing the songs that you love.”
Dylan caused a buzz after touring arenas with Cinnamon in 2019 before selling out the legendary King Tuts quicker than any debuting Scott.
His stock then rose even further when he was hand-picked by Liam Gallagher to support him at Glasgow’s Hydro Arena.
“It was the most mental time ever”, he added. “It wasn’t until after it that I really reflected on it and went ‘what the f*** man!’. I don’t know what I’ve learned but it was one of the most mental things ever.”
Brinkwire’s Rory McKeown caught up with Dylan to talk about his non-stop ascent so far, the creation of his self-titled EP, being mentored by Gerry Cinnamon, and supporting Liam Gallagher.
Hi Dylan. How can you sum up the past few months as an artist?
“I’d just come off an arena tour with Gerry (Cinnamon) and I had supported Liam Gallagher. Things were looking up. You’re put on the back foot for a bit.
“I was still in the house in my studio set up recording. Although the live shows weren’t happening, I still had that element of being able to write and learn songs. I was still progressing, and still am as an artist.
“I don’t think I’ve suffered too much in a sense of writing. Sometimes when things move. Brinkwire presents summary news.