Thursday, 21 March 2013

Debut EP from Vienna Ditto


RECORDED in a chilly boat, a dank basement and an old temperance hall, Vienna Ditto's debut EP Liar Liar is a DIY diary of their first turbulent two years.

Recorded and produced by the band themselves, the tapes were then rescued and mixed by Umair Chaudhry at Silver St Studios. The resulting electronica mixed with dirty guitar riffs has been described by Huw Stephens of UK's Radio 1 as ‘Portishead doing a Tarantino Soundtrack’.

The band – comprising vocalist Hatty Taylor and guitarist Nigel Firth – jerked into life in April 2009 when a hastily-recorded demo from their second rehearsal was played on Stephens' show. 

An appearance on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury 2009 followed, as did a Maida Vale session for Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and an appearance on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks Music Show.

Released in November 2009, their debut single Long Way Down gained airplay on Radio One, BBC6 Music and XFM, and was given glowing reviews in Q Magazine, Artrocker and The Fly. 

The band are currently working on their debut album.

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