LIVE: TOM VEK – 08/10/2014

Tom Vek - GORILLA, MANCHESTER - In another world, Tom Vek probably deserves to be massive.  His recorded output is always unique and interesting: Plumbing the archives of electronic pop, he can achieve melodic dissonance, looped grunge and electro-wobble in the space of a single album, and this is enough to tempt me to Gorilla to see if he can transition from studio to stage. His brand of dance rock should translate brilliantly live, but sadly tonight... Read More

TOM VEK SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘PUSHING YOUR LUCK’

London director Paxi’s second video for Tom Vek emulates a giant fruit machine using a split screen and rolling footage, highlighting Tom’s multi-instrumentalism for the first times in one of his videos. Will you hit the jackpot? You’ll have to watch the hypnotic video to find out… The single is taken from new album, Luck, out now on Moshi Moshi. Tom Vek will undertake a 10-date tour this Autumn. October 3 – Falmouth (Pavilions) 4... Read More

NEWS: TOM VEK: TOUR DATES AND NEW SINGLE ‘PUSHING YOUR LUCK’

After a triumphant, packed and sweaty sold out show at London’s XOYO last month, today cult artist Tom Vek announces an October tour, more festival dates added to the diary, and new single ‘Pushing Your Luck’ (due 25th August) – this is the second single from his third and highly anticipated album ‘Luck’. ‘Pushing Your Luck’, in true Vek style, is another immersive, hooky and infectious track with Vek’s signature glib vocal tones... Read More

Album Review: Tom Vek – Luck

Tom Vek – Luck It’s quite crazy to think that we’re nearly at the 10 year anniversary of the début Tom Vek album We Have Sound. Even though it fitted in with the punk funk scene of the time, it still lived in its own little world and remains one of most unique sounding débuts of its time. Shortly after promo and tour for the record, the multi-talented musician, producer and writer pretty much disappeared and it seemed like we’d... Read More

NEWS: TOM VEK – UK TOUR DATES + NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SHERMAN’

As he prepares to drop his third album ‘Luck’, Tom Vek has announced a new video for his forthcoming Single ‘Sherman (Animals in the jungle)’, which is due for release on the 9th of June on Moshi Moshi Records. Inspired by Tom Wolfe’s novel, the Bonfire of the Vanities, it’s described as a searing comment on state of moral ambivalence. Packed with a bass-line of Kanye West-rivalling proportions, synthesizer sound progressions reminiscent... Read More

NEWS: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – UK TOUR SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED + FREE REMIX BY TOM VEK

North London’s finest, Bombay Bicycle Club, have sold out of more than 10,000 tickets to their local homecoming gig at Alexandra Palace on Saturday April 28 2012. In recent years the legendary venue has become famous for hosting notable shows by the likes of Jay-Z, Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys while their date follows on the heels of shows there by The Black Keys and Florence & The Machine. And this week Bombay Bicycle Club have been nominated... Read More

LIVE: FOALS – 31/12/2011

- THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT, MANCHESTER - I enter the Warehouse Project’s Store Street venue a little late, and on my own and so have to somehow find my friends- this is no easy task in the refurbished car park, which looks as much like a done up archaeological dig as it does a music venue. The neon lights and futuristic sound equipment are a strange contrast against the dusty bricks and concrete walls. I call one of my friends – “We’re on the... Read More

NEWS: TIM LOVE LEE – TUMMY TOUCH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM + TOM VEK REMIX FREE DOWNLOAD

Producer, DJ, and remixer Tim “Love” Lee (a.k.a. Fully Bearded) released his new album recently, titled Fully Bearded: 15 Years of Tummy Touch Records in Dub. The album commemorates the first 15 years of Tummy Touch Records, the label founded by Lee. It features his dub mixes of tracks by past and present artists on the label including Groove Armada Ft. Bryan Ferry, Tom Vek, Phenomenal Handclap Band, and New Young Pony Club. Besides chronicling... Read More