Sacramento News & Review reviews Tomten’s show

Sacramento News & Review reviews Tomten‘s recent show at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen:

…’60s Britpop influenced—dare I say, also reminiscent of the Beatles at times—but quieter. Gentler. Subdued, even. But lovely all the same. You rarely hear this kind of unassuming and baroque organ-driven pop—it’s special. The most magical moments involved three-part harmonies and frontman Brian Noyeswatkins effortlessly juggling three keyboards.

Sacramento News & Review previews Tomten show

Tomten are in Davis tonight at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen – Sacramento News & Review picks the show as one of the best of the week:

The Pacific Northwest is buzzing over Tomten, a still decently under-the-radar trio based in Seattle. With serious praise from public radio station KEXP, expect the band to move past playing cheap shows on small restaurant patios in the future. And obviously, act now. Tomten’s brand of baroque pop is playful and charming, arranged on dreamy organ, analogue synth and fuzzy guitar. You hear the ’60s Britpop influence, as well as singer-keyboardist Brian Noyeswatkins’ upbringing in sunny, ocean-breezed Carmel. Airy sweetness gets a little more psychedelic heft with Tomten’s latest work, along with achingly beautiful strings.

TOUR DATES: Bucket Full of Nails shares Tomten tour dates and new single

Bucket Full of Nails shares Seattle trio Tomten‘s upcoming tour dates and new single “Bitter Pill” b/w “Humdrum Doom Song”:

5/3/15: Seattle, WA – Barboza
5/5/15: Portland, OR – Portland State University
5/6/15: Portland, OR – Liquor Store
5/7/15: Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
5/8/15: Oakland, CA – Awaken Cafe
5/9/15: San Francisco, Ca – Hemlock Tavern
5/11/15: Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place
5/13/15: Fresno, CA – Peeve’s
5/14/15: San Diego, CA – Sycamore Den
5/15/15: Los Angeles, CA – Ham & Eggs
5/17/15: Los Angeles, CA – Origami Records (In Store)