Tom Vek - November 2012
This Month's Line up:
Tom Vek headlines a night of new music
Following on from the September's Sub-Sonic Live, celebrating the 60 year relationship between Fred Perry and youth counterculture, our Novmeber gig celebrated the future, bringing together some of the very best of the new music scene.
The headline performance came from the critically acclaimed, Tom Vek, who recently returned to the scene with his second album "Leisure Seizure" following his debut "We Have Sound" from five years earlier, which cemented his status as the mysterious auteur of experimental new music.
Support came from Breton, who are themselves steeped in audio-visual experimentation, and new indie band, Coves.
Meanwhile, the downstairs bar was hosted by LuvLuvLuv Records, with special guests including Gabriel Bruce and Splashh.
A DJ set from experimental electronic singer-songwriter, CHARLI XCX, rounded off the night.
"...Vek truly exploits the benefits of being in a one-man band: all instruments and ideas can be used as often or as sparingly as he likes; the feelings of the Mellotron and crumhorn session musicians do not need to be taken into account. ‘APOLOGY’ has the kind of warm, reverberating analogue synth riff that will have you nodding your head like a sad zoo animal on a rocking horse. ‘A Chore’ (Vek’s ‘Once In A Lifetime’) is a brilliant lead single, but there are other highlight contenders such as the anthemic ‘Someone Loves You’ and the glittering ‘Too Bad’. ‘Leisure Seizure’ proves that Vek may be out of time but he’s also out of this world."