fierce panda records
home
shop
artists
news
gigs
videos
info
Tom Hickox
Tom Hickox Rocks Into Battle!
27th April 2014
Share: Artist Profile
** TOM HICKOX ROCKS OUT OF THE WARZONE ON MAY 26…
…AND ARMS HIMSELF FOR NEW SPRINGTIME UK TOUR **

a manfully eloquent fierce panda one sheet

The Act: TOM HICKOX

The Release: 'OUT OF THE WARZONE’ / ‘THE BALLAD OF THOMAS HURNDALL‘

The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE

The Release Date: MAY 26TH 2014

The Label: fierce panda records

The Tourdates:
MAY 15TH NEWCASTLE Lit & Phil
MAY 16TH EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms
MAY 17TH GLASGOW Nice & Sleazy
MAY 18TH LEEDS Oporto
MAY 21ST MANCHESTER Castle Hotel
MAY 22ND LIVERPOOL Leaf
MAY 23RD BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
MAY 27TH HAY-ON-WYE How The Light Gets In Festival
MAY 28TH BRISTOL The Old Bookshop
MAY 29TH BRIGHTON The Hope
JUNE 2ND LONDON CAMDEN Roundhouse Studio
Tickets from https://parallellines.ticketabc.com/events/tom-hickox-3/

The Truth: Tom Hickox remains a serious young man for serious times. He lives in downtown Camden, plays upright piano, sings with a voice sufficiently deep, crisp and even to draw wise comparisons with Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave and, ever-attentive to the smallest of sartorial details, he wears three piece suits on stages big and small.

Released on May 26th, ‘Out Of The Warzone’ is the second single to be taken from Tom Hickox’s debut album, ‘War, Peace And Diplomacy’, and our hirsute besuited hero will be announcing the single with the above tour, including a special headline show at Camden Roundhouse Studio on June 2nd. ‘War, Peace And Diplomacy’ itself appeared on March 10th. One day later ‘War Peace And Diplomacy’ was streamed in its entirety by The Telegraph, whose reviewer Neil McCormick anointed the album with five stars and bluntly opined: “Tom Hickox is the most powerful and original lyrical songwriter this country has produced in years.”

He also noted how the “Sombre, elegant melodies host nuanced, gravely dramatic character studies that have a Pinteresque precision.” In fact Mr Hickox is frequently described as a man out of time, a throwback to a more thunderously dignified era. Yet while the music may indeed often reflect old-fashioned virtues with its fearsomely sad strings the subject matter on ‘War, Peace And Diplomacy’ – as you can possibly tell from the heavyweight leatherbound title – brings our songwriter crash landing into the modern world.

Specifics are vague: Tom is a man who’d much rather the listeners untangle his lyrical balls of wool themselves. What we can surmise is this: considering that Tom's father was the late Richard Hickox CBE, one of Britain's most renowned classical conductors with over 280 recordings to his credit, it surely becomes obvious where this love for swelling strings and grandiose widescreen soundtracks comes from. Except with typical Hickoxian perversity Tom actually rejected classical music (“I knew as a kid I didn’t want to compete with my dad.”), and embarked upon on his own journey via Beckett, Pinter and rock'n'roll. Along the way there was an English degree at Manchester University to be studied for, drums in a school rock band to be battered and a solo DIY album to be released which, it was gleefully claimed, sounded like Four Tet collaborating with Scott Walker.

The most significant turning point may well have been listening to ‘Cole’s Corner’, Richard Hawley’s 2005 Mercury Award-worrying opus. “It was the first time I had really heard anyone contemporary in Britain making music that wasn’t far off what I had in mind, with his baritone voice and nuanced production, and really romantic sense of place.” So recalls Tom who, thanks to a series of fortunate events, was deeply flattered to eventually find himself in Sheffield, actually recording with the Hawley band, being produced by Colin Elliot and just generally living the slow-movingly dignified dream. ‘War, Peace And Diplomacy’ is the end result of those mightily respectful endeavours, and the start of a whole new adventure.

www.facebook.com/tomhickox
www.fiercepanda.co.uk

newsroll
Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 |
Newer Stories Older Stories
Jekyll Jekyll Work On Plan A!
4th June 2018
Read the full story »
The Caress 2 The Caress Break Up At The Sebright 31.07
4th June 2018
Read the full story »
SG Wolfgang Souls Out For Sg Wolfgang!
30th May 2018
Read the full story »
Albert Gold Albert Gold Performs 'miracles'!
30th May 2018
Read the full story »
485C Go Forth For The 485c Album!
30th April 2018
Read the full story »
Ghost Suns Ghost Suns Crime Any Mountain!
30th April 2018
Read the full story »
The Caress 2 The Caress Are 'breaking Up'!
27th April 2018
Read the full story »
AUGUST CHILD The Panda Goes To The Seaside
25th April 2018
Read the full story »
Desperate Journalist Desperate Journalist Get Dotty!
25th April 2018
Read the full story »
485C 485c Are Hoppy Mad!
8th April 2018
Read the full story »
National Service National Service Serve Up Islander!
6th April 2018
Read the full story »
The Caress 2 The Caress Work On A Suffragette Look!
6th April 2018
Read the full story »
Krief Krief Comes Good On New Single!
6th April 2018
Read the full story »
Desperate Journalist This Desperate Journalist Song Is About You!
5th April 2018
Read the full story »
Fierce Panda It's The Fierce Panda Ep Club Ep Party!
12th March 2018
Read the full story »
VLMV Vlmv Get Stranded, Not Lost In The Uk!
8th March 2018
Read the full story »
The Caress 2 The Caress Dress Up For The Social!
2nd March 2018
Read the full story »
Fierce Panda It’s Fierce Panda’s Birthday! Donate To The Furry Cause For Your Chance To Win A Giant Bundle Of Musical Fun
23rd February 2018
Read the full story »
Ghost Suns There's Nothing More For Ghost Suns!
20th February 2018
Read the full story »
AUGUST CHILD August Child Launches Grown-up Ep!
20th February 2018
Read the full story »
Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 |
Newer Stories Older Stories
newsroll
Jekyll Work On Plan A! »
The Caress Break Up At The Sebright 31.07 »
Souls Out For Sg Wolfgang! »
Albert Gold Performs 'miracles'! »
Go Forth For The 485c Album! »
Ghost Suns Crime Any Mountain! »
The Caress Are 'breaking Up'! »
The Panda Goes To The Seaside »
Desperate Journalist Get Dotty! »
485c Are Hoppy Mad! »
sign up
To keep up to date with all things fierce panda sign up to our newsletter here:
live shows
26
Jun
485C
@ Sebright Arms, Hackney
28
Jun
Albert Gold
@ Thousand Island, Highbury
13
Jul
SG Wolfgang
@ Birthdays, Dalston
donate
'Please Look After This Bear Too': a fierce panda compilation. Pay-what-you-like for music-you-may-love... more »
newsletters
ning standard #163 » (May 2018)
ning standard #162 » (May 2018)
ning standard #161 » (May 2018)
ning standard #160 » (Apr 2018)
ning standard #159 » (Apr 2018)
videos
The Caress - Man Up »
National Service - Timid Kisses »
485C - Kapow! »
Krief - Deo Gratias »
Desperate Journalist - It Gets Better »