Tom Vek – We Have Sound (CD Review)

Tom Vek is electro-rock with the slant towards the rock. He has written an album that is bass driven and generously laced with funk, house, and electro topped off with vocals that are dry, defiant and despondent. The effect is to make a highly original dance album and an experimental rock album at the same time.


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The album contains the previous singles ‘If You Want’ and ‘I Ain’t Saying My Goodbyes’ but the album has so much more to offer. The hip-hop beat of ‘Cover’ that carries along an almost pastoral electronica and twisted bass is amazing. The warped bass and ethereal effects in ‘On The Road’ are mesmerising, ghostly and hollow. Tom sounds like an electrified Talking Heads in ‘Nothing But The Green Lights’ and like a chopped up version of The Go! Team in ‘C-C’. The initially traditional sound of ‘That Can Be Arranged’ is suddenly overtaken by electro pops and stretched low rumbles to somehow provide a bluesy sound.

Tom Vek clearly doesn’t think like you or I, he seems to have no fear in deciding what can be combined and more power to him for that.

Tom is touring the UK getting the party started for Moby and headlining his own gigs.

(supporting Moby)

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    16th May – Glasgow, Academy
    17th May – Manchester, Apollo
    18th May – Birmingham, Academy
    19th May – London, Brixton Academy

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(headline dates)

    19th April – Nottingham, Social
    20th April – Birmingham, Bar Academy
    22nd April – Bristol, Louisianna
    23rd April – Exeter, Cavern Club
    26th April – Manchester, Night & Day
    27th April – Leeds, Cockpit
    28th April – Newcastle, Cluny
    29th April – Glasgow, King Tuts
    3rd May – Oxford, Zodiac
    4th May – Cardiff, Barfly
    6th May – Southampton, Joiners
    12th May – London, Lock 17

Label : Tummy Touch

Release Date : 04 April 2005

Website : www.tomvek.tv

Tracklisting

  • C-C (You Set The Fire In Me)
  • I Ain’t Saying My Goodbyes
  • If You Want
  • A Little Word In Your Ear
  • If I Had Changed My Mind
  • The Lower The Sun
  • Cover
  • Nothing But Green Lights
  • On The Road
  • That Can Be Arranged

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