WARD THOMAS – RESOLUTION CHALLENGE OF TIME OUT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

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Ward Thomas - Photo credit Damien Fry

Ward Thomas Champion Peace of Mind

New Year’s Resolution #NoScrollSunday

New Album ‘Restless Minds’ Out February  

Rising UK stars Ward Thomas (24 year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy), begin 2019 by setting themselves and their fans the New Year’s Resolution challenge of taking time away from social media every Sunday.

The girls who have been outspoken on the subject of mental health and social media, which is a topic they also tackled on their upcoming album ‘Restless Minds’ set the task to remove themselves from the addiction of scrolling to help with their peace of mind and creative process, whilst encouraging others to do the same.  

Ward Thomas – Photo credit Damien Fry

 “After experiencing our own levels of anxiety through our constant use of social media and the addiction to scrolling, we drew on these feelings in some of our new songs and consequently feel that it is important to practice what we preach”.

Catherine said on the idea behind #NoScrollSunday: “Sometimes we have felt time just slips by as we are mindlessly scrolling, when instead we could have picked up our guitar, we could have gone for a walk, we could have sat in that moment and come up with a song idea”. 

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Lyrically the twins have tackled issues close to their hearts on ‘Restless Minds’, including pertinent observations on social media, the women’s movement, what ‘the truth’ means in 2018 and mental health. The girls address fakeness on their current single ‘No Filter’, which is a titular nod to one of Instagram’s most popular, often misused, hashtags.

“We couldn’t help but address social media and the subconscious competition it creates,” says Lizzy. “There’s a fake reality that everyone our age is falling for right now. Scroll down, see my page, look at my perfect life!” 

Restless Minds is the follow up to their 2016 No.1 charting major label debut ‘Cartwheels’ and firmly establishes Ward Thomas as leading exponents of new wave country tinged pop. ‘Restless Minds’ is available to pre-order now. 

Ward Thomas play the following UK dates in 2019 with support coming from fellow Brits The Wandering Hearts.  For more info visit: wardthomasmusic.com/live/ 

February 2019:

Sun 24th                            BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion

Mon 25th                           YORK, Barbican

Tues 26th                          GUILDFORD, G-Live

Wed 28th                           BRISTOL, O2 Academy

March 2019:

Fri 1st                               CAMBRIDGE, Junction

Sat 2nd                             NORWICH, Open

Mon 4th                             CARDIFF, St David’s

Tues 5th                            LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall

Wed 6th                            MANCHESTER, Albert Hall

April 2019:

Mon 1st                             BIRMINGHAM Institute

Tues 2nd                            SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall

Wed 3rd                            LONDON, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Fri 5th                               GLASGOW, SWG3

Sat 6th                              GATESHEAD, Sage  

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