Tom Connick

Tom Connick | Criticism & reviews

Criticism, album and live reviews by Tom Connick, a freelance music, culture and lifestyle writer based in London, UK.

criticism & reviews

thoughts and feelings on records, gigs and... sandwiches


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Why We’re Truly Blessed to Live in the Age of King Krule

Archy Marshall’s new album The Ooz shows that he is an artist like no other around, and that he’s a blessing on a generation of lost, lonely 20-somethings

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stormzy - gang signs & prayer

★★★★★

If Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ was grime’s breakthrough, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ is its blockbuster.

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TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB - GAMESHOW

★★★

Borne of depression, alcoholism, near implosion and hospitalisation, Two Door Cinema Club’s new album comes out fighting.


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MITSKI CAPITVATES THE DOME AT HER SPELLBINDING london RETURN

Each song becomes monstrous in the hands of Mitski’s full-band set-up.

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BOY BETTER KNOW THROW THE PARTY OF THE SUMMER AT wireless festival

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone having a better time tonight than those both on- and off-stage in Finsbury Park.

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On 'Ti Amo' Phoenix Have Written the Soundtrack for a United Europe

Their new album finds the band celebrating pan-European vibrancy and hedonism, at a time when fear tries to inspire the opposite.


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Tofurky’s new vegan pre-packaged sandwiches – tasted and rated

Tofurky is launching a range of vegan pre-packed sandwiches in the UK from next week

 

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Parquet Courts - Human Performance

★★★★

A tightrope walk between impulse and laser-point precision.

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the last shadow puppets - everything you've come to expect

★★

A relic of the past.


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FOALS HEADLINE READING 2016 WITH A SET FOR THE AGES

A set honed over years of climbing to the top is joined by an old friend on the Reading main stage.

Track-by-track: James Blake - The Colour in Anything

A first listen review of James Blake's long-awaited new album.

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SHOW ME THE BODY BRING ‘BODY WAR’ TO A POP-UP SHOW IN London's GILLETT SQUARE

The New York bruisers brought their incomparable noise-punk to Dalston.