Born in Manchester, England, Tommy Newport relocated to the United States with his family at six years old where he bounced around from Dallas to Seattle before settling down in Wichita, Kansas. After picking up the guitar as a teenager to ease the boredom that comes with the idyllic, but monotonous life in the Midwest, Newport submerged himself into music and hasn’t looked back since. Following his debut release in 2018, Newport has been on a meteoric rise, now unveiling his latest banger, Yellow Lines. Tommy spoke with The Fountain about all things Yellow Lines, and hopeful plans for 2021.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Yellow Lines?
It was amazing, and lots of love came my way! I think people are enjoying the spaced out phasey guitars the most. I’m really happy with the response I’ve gotten and there is plenty more to come!
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
This track is a spaced out funky, groove that leaves one with the metaphor to keep your eyes on the prize.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
There’s a lot ready to go, the plan is to keep releasing great music, great videos, and push through these tough times as best as we can, help keep some people entertained and bumping good music.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
My favourite venue so far was the corona in Montreal. It’s a stunning building and has this bustling atmosphere when packed out. I look forward to getting out to Glastonbury in the next couple years on that main stage.