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The Vendettas: Moved from strength to strength…..

The Vendettas - The Vendettas III

The band The Vendettas recently released their cracking new single Guardians, and to celebrate the release of The Vendettas III, they have revealed an official music video.

There’s nothing better than guitar-driven, hook-laden, straight-up rock ‘n’ roll and Melbourne based band The Vendettas fit right into that category. The Vendettas make a strong case for themselves as one of Australia’s premier rock bands with their latest album The Vendettas III. Each song is carefully categorized in perfect sequence to engage the listener with an old-school «just press play and take in the whole album» experience.

Opening track Face To Face draws you in with its hypnotic guitar riff intro and thumping tom beat, which clearly shows that a huge, spacious drum sound was a priority for this record. Tracked and mixed by Mat Robins, The Vendettas seem to have found a home away from home at ColourSound Studios and the recording performances have been confidently executed.

 Boisterous numbers like Slinging Mud and Rats On The Wheel pay homage to the band’s earlier hard/punk rock roots, while the softer, more blues inspired pieces like Sold You Out and’What Have You Done, along with the acoustic Only The Wicked, sees the band’s song writing craft reach a new level of diversity and skill. 

 The latest single Guardians is the perfect example of the album’s variance in style. It’s a straight up rock track, with the eerie minor chords of the main riff and chorus line «You know me, I’m a window without a view» being somewhat surprising and thought provoking.

The rhythm section (Gamble / Van Der Meer) is right on the money throughout, expertly laying a bed of infectious groove that allows the Brit-rock like guitar tones (Mattern) and raspy soul infused vocals (Redden) to soar. This is evident on the 60’s anthem inspired Believe You Know and Americana vibes of Dang Bird. It’s fair to say the whole band has been given licensee to let the shackles off, with the result demonstrating the band’s comradery and musicianship.

The Vendettas have been a part of Melbourne’s rock scene for over 10 years, mastering their craft to every beer-soaked wall and sticky floor the town has to offer.

 In recent times, the boys spent almost a year writing vigorously and tightening the pre-prod screws, before hitting the studio hard to record album #3. These studio sessions were all captured live and raw, with one main objective in mind – to produce a piece of audio that represents what the band sounds like in the flesh, with all dials cranked to 11.

The Vendettas have moved from strength to strength, securing their first international support with Danko Jones (Canada), while continuing to build their presence in the local scene doing what they love. Belting out rock ‘n’ roll the way it should be, The Vendettas are a band that blows minds!

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5562 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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