Breaking on to the scene with the attitude-spiked We Have Sound (2005), Vek channelled his homegrown musical prowess into a bastion of mid-noughties electronic punk rock rebellion. His long awaited follow-up, Leisure Seizure (2011), was less raw but no less impactful. Now mixing the expertise learned from both, his newest offering, Luck is Vek’s biggest and most daring album release to date.
Drawing on the modern anxiety of finding your place in a world saturated by information, Luck plunges the personal to deliver tracks that are sincere, angry and poignant. Sherman (Animals in the Jungle) – a searing comment on our state of moral ambivalence inspired by Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities - delivers a bold chord sequence and a bass-line of such grandiose proportions as to rival Kanye, spliced with synth motifs reminiscent of the opening to Kiss by Prince. Angry funk, for the lost generation compelled to head bang in unison to its intoxicating repetition.