Ecca Vandal has revealed a little bit more of her genre-bending debut record with her latest single, ‘End Of Time’. The forthcoming LP is set to be released early 2016 via Dew Process / UMA. It has just been announced that Ecca Vandal has been confirmed as lead support for Scottish Mercury Prize-winning trio Young Fathers on their upcoming Australian headline shows, Tuesday January 5 at Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney and Thursday January 7 at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne.
‘End of Time’ re-illustrates Ecca’s anti-genre persona, positioning her at the very cusp of a new chapter for Australian women in music. ‘End Of Time’ co-produced by Ecca in collaboration with co-writer and producer Kidnot, is the first single that does not feature a distorted guitar, instead it’s injected with gritty, pulsing danceable beats interlaced with Ecca’s soaring melodies against dark, pop, shoegazer synths. ‘End Of Time’ is a sonic shift from previous singles ‘Battle Royal’ and ‘Father Hu$$la’, an exciting reminder of just how difficult it is to pigeonhole her as an artist. The track was premiered via The Line Of Best Fit who declared “Vandal’s ceaseless charisma and fascinating experiments force you to hang on every beat…This one’s hook-rich and poised to infect the airwaves – it’s pure pop brilliance.”
Ecca says of ‘End Of Time’, “It’s about being committed to something for life… no matter how unattainable it is, no matter how much you sacrifice. And that thing that takes hold of you can be a blessing and curse.”
Ecca, a force to be reckoned with, is inspired by having no borders and no boundaries. Ecca names her musical influences among the likes of Bjork, Radiohead, Mr Bungle and Fugazi; artists who she declares are “in their own lane” and have forged their own creative path.
Ecca’s stand-out performance at Splendour In The Grass earlier this year, had fans and music industry alike raving about her energetic and genre defying sound, with the likes of The Guardian declaring “This rapping riot girl won’t be warming up for bigger acts in a year or two.”
As well as the Young Fathers tour support, Ecca will be performing alongside the likes of Marlon Williams, Courtney Barnett and Harts at the upcoming The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards 2015 plus Til’ The Wheels Fall Off Festival and Festival Of The Sun.
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ECCA VANDAL ON TOUR
WED 11 NOV, THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA GENRE AWARDS 2015, MELBOURNE
THUR 12 – SAT 14 NOV, TIL’ THE WHEELS FALL OFF, LAUNCSETON, TAS
FRI 11 – SAT 12 DEC, FESTIVAL OF THE SUN, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW
TUES 5 JAN 5, OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY, NSW
SUPPORTING YOUNG FATHERS
THUR 7 JAN, THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE, VIC
SUPPORTING YOUNG FATHERS
‘End Of Time’ is available digitally November 6 via iTunes,
through Dew Process / UMA