This June DIY recording artist Tom Vek returns with his third album ‘Luck’. The first single from the album is titled ‘Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)’, a searing comment on our state of moral ambivalence inspired by Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, which delivers a bold chord sequence and a bass-line of such grandiose proportions as to rival Kanye. Spliced with synth motifs reminiscent of the opening to ‘Kiss’ by Prince, this is angry funk, for the lost generation compelled to head bang in unison to its intoxicating repetition.
“I play all the instruments to a basic level, enough to explore something enough to be surprised with an outcome, this includes the computer as an instrument, so it’s like Pro Tools garage-rock I guess.”
Londoner Tom Vek studied design at Central Saint Martins before his self-produced music was picked up by an independent label and subsequently licensed through a major, 2005’s “We Have Sound” and 2011’s “Leisure Seizure” were examples of how ambitious a lo-fi rock hybrid could sound. Luck is being released with highly respected London independent Moshi Moshi, Tom and the label go back to the early days of his career, and there’s good vibes there.
New album ‘Luck’ is out on the 10th June, via Moshi Moshi. Track-listing is …
1. How Am I Meant To Know
2. Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)
4. Pushing Your Luck
5. Ton Of Bricks
6. Trying To Do Better
7. The Girl You Wouldnʼt Leave For Any Other Girl
8. A Mistake
9. Youʼll Stay
10. The Tongue Avoids The Teeth
11. Letʼs Pray