Tom Connick

Scene Reports

Dublin’s Rising Guitar Bands Are Too Loud to Ignore

From Fontaines D.C.'s poetic punk to bands like Just Mustard and The Murder Capital, the Irish capital (and its surrounding towns) is turned all the way up.
Tom Connick
4.3.19
Noisey Hitlist

Trudy & The Romance Are Dragging Doo-Wop into the Present Day

The Liverpool band’s hazy, cinematic indie-pop is a filmic wonder – get the first look at their new music video for “Doghouse”.
Tom Connick
3.26.19
PROFILES

How The Japanese House’s Walls Came Tumbling Down

With her beloved dog Calvin in tow, the atmospheric UK artist talks us through how heartbreak and subsequent clarity informed her debut LP.
Tom Connick
3.1.19
PROFILES

The Rebirth of William Doyle, the Artist FKA East India Youth

After anxiety and a relentless schedule drove him away from music, Doyle has returned with a record inspired by his experiences of British suburbia.
Tom Connick
6.29.18
Interviews

This Is Jon Hopkins' Brain on Drugs

At his London studio, he talks to us about how new album 'Singularity' condenses the feeling of a transcendent high into pulsing techno.
Tom Connick
4.30.18
Noisey Hitlist

Westerman’s Pop Injects New Energy into the Term 'Singer-Songwriter'

We’ve got the first stream of the London artist's idiosyncratic new single “Confirmation.”
Tom Connick
2.13.18
Essays

Hookworms Rose from Rock Bottom to Find Light in Dance-y Escapism

The former psych-heads’ 'Microshift' uses music as a way to escape inner turmoil, rather than wallow in it.
Tom Connick
2.6.18
Noisey Hitlist

Puma Blue Learned to Sound Great By Not Over-Thinking Things

We’ve got the first play of the London musician's video for soulful, falsetto-heavy track “Only Trying 2 Tell U.”
Tom Connick
2.5.18
An Oral History

An Oral History of Indie's Golden Years Told By Two Indie Legends

Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake reflect on 30 years at the helm of the genre's songwriting.
Tom Connick
10.17.17
Fandom Week

Seven Fans Explain How Their Favorite Bands Saved Their Lives

We speak to the fans whose love for a particular artist pushed them back from the brink.
Tom Connick
9.28.17
Fandom Week

When Loving the Bands Other People Hate Is Still Worth It

Just a quick question, Chainsmokers or Nickelback superfans: why?
Tom Connick
9.26.17
Essays

On Architects and How Hardcore Can Temper Grief

The band's first song after the death of co-founder Tom Searle, “Doomsday” is an ode to the tangle of emotions when grieving.
Tom Connick
9.13.17
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