Liverpool 4 piece Vasco Da Gama announced a free track download today in light of their new EP release, ‘Geography,’ out on the 22nd of April. (Produced by Dom James – Johnny Foreigner & Calories)
Track one of the EP, Brigadiers, is being released early as a free download now, grab it here.
“This record feels more thought-out as a group of songs in comparison to our first EP, which was basically a document of our first year as a band.
The title ‘Geography’ is what we thought best tied together what are some pretty disparate lyrical themes, including being a long way away from someone you love, wondering what would happen if the next Ice Age came tomorrow, and imagining yourself as a woodboring beetle embedded in a table. ” the band explains.
Alongside their obvious ear for a catchy tune, there are nods to the off-kilter time signatures and experimental rhythms of local heroes Hot Club De Paris, the hulking crescendocore of Explosions In The Sky , and the musical versatility and competence of The Mars Volta.
The band add: “Musically it feels very much a collaboration between four people. We allowed a bit more space for vocal parts to come to the fore, but we think it’s still got enough layers and mad changes to bear repeated listens.”
Tour Dates (April – May)
Thu 25th – HUDDERSFIELD Parish
Fri 26th – MANCHESTER Wahlbar
Sat 27th – LINCOLN The Shed
Sun 28th – LIVERPOOL Kazimier
Wed 1st – LONDON The Old Blue Last
Thu 2nd – SOUTHAMPTON Avondale House
Fri 3rd – LIVERPOOL Sound City
Sat 4th – LEEDS The Packhorse