London’s eclectic one-man band Tom Vek combines electronic music with indie rock, punk with dance, and influences like new wave and garage (and also made most of his early recordings in his parents’ garage, too). However, as a teen in the mid-’90s, Vek was inspired by grunge and began making rock along the lines of Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam; before that, he backed his guitarist father on bass and drums in their practice space/garage. When his family acquired a reel-to-reel tape recorder when he was 14, Vek began recording his music, which evolved from grungy rock to Warp- and Ninja Tune-influenced electronica as the ’90s came to a close. Vek had been sending his music to a friend of the family (who happened to be Alex Cooper, the longtime drummer for Katrina & the Waves) who in turn sent Vek’s latest, electronica-inspired music to his cousin (who happened to be Tim “Love” Lee, the head of quirky electronic label Tummy Touch). Lee signed Vek to the label, and in 2001 the 7″ “There’s Only One Thing Left Now” became Vek’s first officially released work. Tummy Touch agreed to release a full-length from Vek, which he began working on in between his graphic design studies at St. Martins. However, Vek’s music had morphed again, moving from delicate electronica to something sharper-edged and more rock-based. Singles such as “If You Want” heralded this new direction, as did gigs (with a full backing band) supporting acts like Bloc Party and Engineers. Vek’s debut album, We Have Sound, was released in the U.K. in spring 2005 via Tummy Touch, and then sublicensed by Island/Universal. Startime International released the album in the U.S. that fall. After touring in support of the album, Vek took his time making further music. He found a recording space in East London and established PALLET Recording Studios, taking three years to fill it with custom gear and teach himself new production techniques, and another two years to write and record music. Vek resurfaced early in 2011 with the single “A Chore,” the first taste of his second album, Leisure Seizure, which was released digitally in June of that year and physically that September.

Tom Vek Announces New US Shows, his first show of the tour is on October 20th in Brooklyn, NY at Baby's All Right, Tom Vek's latest LP is 'Luck' is now out

Tom Vek Announces New US Shows

In June, DIY recording artist Tom Vek returned with his third album Luck. Detuned guitars, looped up drums, lackadaisical vocal delivery and orphaned electronic noises all mix together to make up the sound of Luck, out now. It’s an album full of his typical,

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Tom Vek's new album Luck reviewed by Northern Transmissions come out on Moshi Moshi/Island records on June 9th. The latest single from the LP is "Luck"

Review of the new Tom Vek LP ‘Luck’

In the world of Tom Vek, the multi-instrumentalist is close to becoming prolific. Vek dropped his debut LP, ‘We Have Sound’ in 2005 to widespread praise then consequently fell off the planet for six years. During this just over half a decade period,

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TOM VEK unveils new video for upcoming single, ‘Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)’, released 9th June via Moshi Moshi Records. Tom Vek plays July 11 in london

TOM VEK unveils new video for upcoming single

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,

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TOM VEK announces new album ʻLuckʼ to be released June 9th via Moshi Moshi Records. His next live show is in London at XOYO on June 11th

TOM VEK announces new album ʻLuckʼ

Tom Vek is set to release a brand new album on June 9th via Moshi Moshi Records. Drawing on the modern anxiety of finding your place in a world saturated by information, Luck plunges the personal to deliver tracks that are,

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