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Ecca Vandal - National Tour
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
“'Broke Days, Party Nights' is the new fight-for-your-right punk anthem… which might make you rethink all your priorities.” – i-D “‘Broke Days, Party Nights’, an uncompromising, superbly confident steamroll through wonky rock’n’roll.” – DIY Mag “Scraps of The Rapture's haywire electro are sewn onto Charli XCX-y pop bombast, with punk aggro, hardcore rhythms, and hedonistic spirit splattered across the melee - it's a totally chaotic, patchwork concoction that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and drags you to your feet. ” – The Line Of Best Fit Melbourne-based, genre-defying, immensely talented artist Ecca Vandal, today reveals the release date of her self-titled, debut album alongside her new single and official video ‘Future Heroine’. Ecca Vandal the album will be unleashed into the world on October 20 via Dew Process / UMA and to mark its release Ecca today announces she will be heading out across the country for a massive, not-to-be-missed, 11-date, national headline tour throughout November. Special guests to be announced and tickets on sale now. “Future Heroine is about the death of a relationship, where addictions win and take priority over love, health and happiness. In the video, I play the role of the persistent voice in my lovers head, from two very opposing perspectives.” “I was really proud that the extended crew we put together was predominantly female!” Vandal recalls. “So far, I've only been on film sets where men dominate, so it was very exciting to see women ruling!! I reckon every aspect of the process becomes sweeter when the team happens to be spearheaded by females. I met a range of new creatives, mainly those we scouted for on Instagram, and it was a privilege to collab with all of them. One of my favourite things in life would be meeting and connecting with other like-minded creatives. When things click, a special bond forms and the collab becomes super powerful.” The thundering first taste of the album came in the form of ‘Broke Days, Party Nights’, a call to arms to live life to its peak and to never let finances or rulebooks stop you from tearing the roof off the joint and having a great time. The track premiered on the airwaves via triple j’s Goodnights With Linda and was added straight to their playlist and gained praise both on home soil as well as internationally. If you think this record is just like the Ecca you’ve come to know and adore – you’re in for some rude surprises. Co-produced by Vandal and bandmember Kidnot in their DIY home studio in Melbourne, the album sees Ecca collaborating on album track ‘Price Of Living’ with bone fide punk rock legend and her personal hero Dennis Lyxen of Refused along with Letlive powerhouse vocalist Jason Aalon Butler. Collaboration continues on ‘Dead Wait’, where she reunites with Sydney bass master Moonbase and Aussie superstar Sampa The Great lends her inimitable voice to the other-worldly hip hop sound of ‘Your Orbit’ which was co-written with the radar-detecting Darwin Deez. Ecca Vandal has already enjoyed some huge career moments this year, she kicked off 2017 with a scorching set at Laneway festival Melbourne. Ecca was then recently hand-picked as the sole support act by rock ’n’ roll royalty, Queens Of The Stone Age, for their massive Australian headline shows – to warm up crowds at the Hordern Pavilion and Festival Hall. QOTSA bassist Mikey Shoes sung her praises during a recent interview with The AU Review declaring “I listened to Ecca and I was like, ‘Holy shit’. You could just tell. It was something new; she liked hip hop but she also obviously comes from a punk rock background. That’s what you want; you want someone who sounds like no one else.” Ecca Vandal is now posied to take her blistering, energetic live show across the country armed with brand-new material before she takes on the world with a run of support shows scheduled across the UK with Brittish punk rock outfit Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, formed by former Gallows and Pure Love frontman Frank Carter. Ecca will then return home to celebrate the new year by performing alongside the likes of Run The Jewels, The Kooks, Liam Gallagher and Vince Staples at The Falls Music And Arts Festival.