The Tomicks – “Break Up Anthem”


Taking inspiration from piano-led pop of the ’60s and ’70s, The Tomicks show an engaging sound through the three tracks on their eponymous EP. Considering the sound, it makes sense that member Tom Cridland is friends with Nigel Olsson, Elton John’s drummer since 1969. Olsson encouraged Cridland to take up playing and singing, which the band does with charismatic pop-laden charm throughout this release. The act produces their own material and self-funded their recording sessions at the legendary Village Recorder in Los Angeles, with a crisp result that expertly blends the piano presence with the arena-friendly percussion and sweeping harmonies. The EP is just a preview of what’s to come, as the band will be releasing their full album on February 2nd.

“Break Up Anthem” is a fun representation, with passionate vocals and a lively piano accompaniment accompanying spurts of guitar and even some brass. Hook-y and charming, it’s a fine introduction to the group’s accessible, nostalgic piano-laden pop sound Also of note, the group intends on breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest gig of all time, just after their album comes out in February.

Stream the EP in full below:

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