Debut LP “Circle” out 12th June 2015
‘Vienna Ditto mix wild-eyed rockabilly riffs with sparse, atmospheric electronica.’ – Q Magazine
‘Portishead doing a Tarantino soundtrack’ – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
London-based Vienna Ditto are a very good example of a band that everyone needs to hear at least once. With the duo rearing up to release their new single Hammer And A Nail, which continues in the trend of doing something out-of-the-ordinary, they can do just that.
Vienna Ditto consists of Hatty Taylor and Nigel Firth, a pair who first met when the latter started teaching guitar when she was 11 years old. After a couple of years they lost touch, but in one of those strange twists of fate they literally bumped into each other in the street in 2009. Since then it has been musical triumphs for Vienna Ditto. Their intriguing blend of smoky blues, psychedelic rock and electronica has earned them airtime from the likes of BBC Radio One, BBC6 Music and XFM, and received several glowing reviews in Q Magazine, Artrocker and The Fly.
Circle allures your ears and mind with its hedonistic vibes whilst giving you a chance to drink in the warped pop / cosmic gospel blues of Vienna Ditto The strokes of the guitar alongside a pulsating distorted beat provided by the elephantine drums compliment the haunting almost Edith Piaf-like tones of Hatty’s voice.
Creating trips of endless depth, Circle is reminiscent of compositions from that of Silvestre Revueltas the man behind the Sin City soundtrack mixed with Tricky and Martina Topley-Bird’s collaboration on Maxinquaye. The new LP includes previous singles Feeling Good and Hammer And A Nail.
Hatty’s dreamy vocals, alongside Nigel Firth’s almost Split-Enz-like production, make this band something very adventurous and exciting. It’s not an easy task for a band to create a truly unique sound, but Vienna Ditto seem to just do it naturally, and with no effort at all. Their new album shows off all their skills to the highest level, and will be available for sale and download everywhere from the 4th May.