The British band gives rock ‘n’ roll a new flair with their self-titled album that’s filled with catchy tunes.
Throughout this extremely upbeat and infectious sounding album, The Tomicks might want to revitalise music from the past but do so with plenty of flair to make it sound as though it is something unique and exciting.
From the laid back ‘I’m Good For it’ to the 1950’s sounding ‘Break Up Anthem’, there is something about listening to this album that makes you feel cool and with the popular crowd. This is in part down to the sophistication of the rhythm of each song, complimenting each other perfectly that then allows the album to be strongly structured as a whole.
But the album has heart too. With thoughtful lyrics that make an impact, such as on ‘Classic Line’ and ‘Hair Clip’ that adds a different layer to the album and helps to keep the listener hooked. Yet, it isn’t over the top with the emotional side, choosing to keep the album as upbeat and positive as possible.
‘You’re My Man’ is the only slight mis-step on the album. Musically, it is as strong as the other tracks on the album – but vocally it sounds strained and high pitched, meaning that it is difficult in places to make out the lyrics and just doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of the album.
However, there is no denying that this is a fun, catchy and playful album to listen to and enjoy. It has plenty of variety and spirit about it thanks to songs such as ‘Hit or Miss’ and ‘Closing Time’ which is sweetly tender and richly toned vocally.
Overall, this is a strong album from a band who have clearly put a lot of thought and passion into making rock ‘n’ roll music feel vibrant and new. Well worth a listen.
By Emma Clarendon
The album is available to download through iTunes.