Saturday, 4 May 2013

Discovery: Vienna Ditto - Liar Liar

Vienna Ditto were thrown into the musical whirlpool in 2009 and almost drowned under masses of exposure and festival mud. Hitting the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury, the southern trio appeared comfortable and at ease with their new found glory, this was only their second live gig. A few months down the line and they're doing sessions for BBC Introducing yet again, in the studio this time. The Introducing fellas have done their job at exposing the worms over the past decade, with Vienna Ditto being another can full of what we've come to expect from a Huw Stephen's funded world of music careers. 

Somewhere down the line Vienna Ditto actually went the "Long Way Down" and became somewhat vague and undiscovered for a second time. They have released two singles since their debut EP in 2011. It's been four years for their wish of a follow-up self-titled EP to be released. Songs on Vienna Ditto range from their unique gunge-blues sound to the electronica madness you'd expect from glitch artists in the 90s.

"Liar Liar" stands out as one of the better tracks on the EP due to its stamina and changing structure. Of course the gritty guitar riff becomes a key element on the recording, as does the female fronted vocal and repetition of the tracks title as backing vocals. "Liar Liar" is like Lily Allen covering Robert Johnston with a Boss distortion pedal. Vienna Ditto are constantly improving their sound and expanding their influences as they progress. They've been working on their live performance since the confident Glastonbury gig, aiming at an older, more appreciative audience than the simple loving drive-time Radio One listeners so many bands have grown up to spoon feed garbage.

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