London-based singer/songwriter Tom Grennan first garnered attention from the wider public as a guest vocalist on Chase & Status' track "When It All Goes Wrong." Far from being an electronic musician, Grennan's early solo shows consisted of just vocals and guitar.
Grennan released his debut single, "Something in the Water," in 2016. The track was produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs). A trio of EPs -- Release the Brakes, Something in the Water, and Found What I've Been Looking For -- followed in 2017, showcasing Grennan's gritty vocals and soulful indie folk-pop mix. The year 2018 began with the snappy, string-laden single "Sober" and follow-up "Barbed Wire," with both singles signaling the direction of Grennan's debut album. Produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat (the Killers, Radiohead) and Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy, Adele), Lighting Matches arrived in the summer. ~ Liam Martin, Rovi