Tom showcases the best new tunes from upcoming artists – recommended by listeners and musicians, all sourced from BBC Introducing and hand-picked by Tom himself.
POLLY PAULUSMA – Last Week Me [Starts 40:42]
From humble musical beginnings in a garden shed, Polly Paulusma signed to One Little Indian nine years ago and released her self-produced, home-shed-recorded debut album Scissors In My Pocket in 2004. The Independent described her as “the most literate songwriter of her generation”. Her second album Fingers & Thumbs in 2007 was a difficult and intensely personal album made in the wake of a series of tragic miscarriages. Five years and two children later, Polly is about to release her joyful third album Leaves from the Family Tree which includes collaborations with Adem and Erin McKeown, As somebody said recently : “It just goes to show, all you need is talent… in this case: one woman, a guitar and a voice.” Oh hold on… that was me.