Tom Vek – If You Want (CD Review)

The great new single from Tom Vek is electronic rock that is pared back and solidly danceable. He evokes memories of New Order and comparisons with artists from the disco punk scene in New York. . ‘If You Want’ shares a bass driven simplicity with arching trance-like synths like a newly electronic New Order or early Radio 4 while also retaining the vocal defiance of the alternative rock/punk origins that they both have.


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As B-sides there is the intriguing ‘A Little Word In Your Ear’ which is like a mash up between Talking Heads, Radiohead and James Brown and the excellent Playgroup remix of ‘If You Want’ that injects a driving dance beat behind the track to great effect. Tom’s debut album is due out early 2005.

Remember to listen out for his xfm session on Tuesday 2nd November.

Label : Tummy Touch

Release Date : 01 November 2004

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  • If You Want (Radio Edit)
  • A Little Word In Your Ear
  • If You Want (Playgroup Dub)

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