Surrealist, quirky cut up pop, Novelty Island is the creative vehicle of Liverpool-based songwriter/producer, Tom McConnell. His childhood was spent playing, dissecting and composing songs between Liverpool and Newcastle Upon-Tyne.
Early 2020 saw Novelty Island debut their primary-colour psychedelia on London’s live-scene and the Welcome To Novelty Island... EP. However, the slight left-turn of a pandemic saw McConnell return to Liverpool and one imaginary-summer holiday EP later (Suddenly On Sea), inspiration grew as Tom was confined to his apartment-by-Mersey. He built papier-mâché sculptures, a never-ending Instagram canvas and dream-sequence music videos while recording his one-man band debut album.
The result, the highly acclaimed How Are You Coping With This Century? continues to win new fans all over the world. After supporting The Pale White and appearing at the respectable Glastonbury Festival, Novelty Island's reputation as a live band grows. The anticipated second album, Wallsend Weekend Television, is expected early 2023.