About Tom Clarke



Pop has eaten itself.

The last month has been without doubt the most bittersweet of my life. All of the shows on the farewell tour were packed to the rafters with some of the best people you could ever wish to spend an evening... Continue Reading →

Chatting to Pete Doherty before his 2016 UK Tour

Originally written and published in Coventry Telegraph May 2016. I’m no stranger to interviews before a tour, it’s standard practice for any musician heading out, except usually I’m the person being asked the questions rather than the person asking them.... Continue Reading →

All good things…

It's with a heavy heart that I write this one. Ten years ago in 2006 my two best friends and I stepped into a rehearsal room and The Enemy was born. Over a decade we created four albums and toured... Continue Reading →

Coventry – City of culture 2021.

I'm an adopted son of Coventry, I moved here when I was a teenager and found a city of open arms rich and diverse in culture and teeming with creativity. The city's bars and small venues nurtured my creative aspirations... Continue Reading →

The rise and fall of U.K club culture.

Originally written and published in Q Magazine - October 2015. Last orders used to be the signal to finish your drink and head to a nightclub. The 70s saw the height of UK night club culture, The Specials even wrote... Continue Reading →

Musicians, politicians and indiscretions.

Originally written and published in April 2015. Some people would say that music isn't political enough now days. I used to be one of them. I come at music from a more artistic perspective recently. I enjoy it more on... Continue Reading →

Abandoning Twitter and the music industry’s approach to bullying.

Originally written and published in Music Week - September 2014. Bullying can be defined in many different ways. The UK currently has no legal definition of bullying, while some U.S. states have laws against it. Bullying consists of four basic... Continue Reading →

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