What's the deal with… Tom Odell?

Everything you need to know about the fast-rising Brit Award favourite

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Odell like yodel?
No, like, ‘Oh well’.

Does he yodel?
Also no, but this 22-year-old alt.folkie from Chichester does write, sing and play piano with lots of chart promise.

Ah, like Chris Martin from Coldplay.

To a degree, but Odell is closer to old piano-wielding Wigan favourites Starsailor. His fragile voice often sounds ready to break just before he launches into a heady blues yowl.

Why should I let this particular watery eyed wonder into my life?

This one comes pre-approved. Odell won the Brits Critics’ Choice Award this year and is one of the BBC’s Sounds of 2013. He’s also in favour with US megastar Taylor Swift – the two are rumoured to have been flirting at the Brits.

How do I get a piece of the action?
His debut album ‘Long Way Down’ is out April 15, but he’s also playing a string of shows in London this year, which include Somerset House's Summer Series. Grab your tickets without Odell-ay.

Watch Tom Odell's 'Another Love' video

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Amanda
Amanda

Just discovered Tom and I can’t stop listening to his music, especially “another love.” Can’t wait to hear his new ep.

See Tom Odell live in London

Kendal Calling

Suede, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, De La Soul, Example, 2ManyDJs, Happy Mondays, Miles Kane, Tom Odell, Clean Bandit, Bondax, Gorgon City, Ella Eyre, Andy C, Zane Lowe, Mr Scruff, Newton Faulkner, Jimi Goodwin, Frightened Rabbit. 2014 is the big tenth anniversary for this family-friendly, Lake District-located festival. Think real ale, rolling hills and babbling brooks as far as the eye can see, providing a stunning backdrop for a range of mainstream and alternative

  1. Lowther Deer Park
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Sun Aug 3
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