UK Artist of the Week: Vienna Ditto

Duo Vienna Ditto are fantastically weird. Their music takes inspiration from all over the shop with bits of indie, blues, gospel, surf-rock, and whole host of other areas. Rap and hip-hop excluded, you could make the case for almost any style appearing in the mix somewhere.

But it doesn’t stop there—the band’s approach to their videos, their look and general persona, portray them keen to be as creatively experimental as their imaginations will allow.

Their press release describes their latest EP “Ticks” as “a collection of seven sonically-alluring sci-fi blues tracks that slip somewhere between a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, a charity shop Bacharach-on-the-Moog-Synthesizer album, and a bad night on the brown acid.” Which simultaneously makes complete sense and is entirely confusing. To help clear things up, take a listen to the title track of the EP as a perfect introduction to Hatty Taylor (vocals, synth) and Nigel Firth (guitar).

Hatty and Nigel, who originally met when Nigel taught a then eleven-year-old Hatty to play guitar, have been producing music together for four years now receiving praise from Q magazine, BBC Radio 1, and BBC 6 Music along the way.

“Ticks” is out on 13th May 2016 via Ubiquity Project Recordings.

Vienna Ditto on Tour:
30th April Art House Cafe – Southampton
6th May – St James Wine Vaults – Bath
12th May – The Bullingdon – Oxford
13th May – Rising Sun Arts Centre – Reading
14th May – The Moon Club – Cardiff
28th May – Peripheral Festival – Norwich
29th May – Common People Festival – Oxford
3 – 4th June – Brew At The Bog – Inverness
5 – 7th August – Sunflowerfest – Hillsborough

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