Tom in The Guardian
A nice interview with Tom on the website of The Guardian. Really worth the read.
Are you the kind of songwriter who finds yourself sitting in a bar or backstage at a concert, observing people and working those observations into your songs?
Very much. But I’m not really a storyteller – unfortunately I don’t have that big an imagination. There always has to be a personal angle for me. But I do enjoy watching people. I’m obsessed with people’s mannerisms and the way they use language, and for my songs I always try to find something that goes a little bit deeper than just what I saw.