Vega! Not the star, but the band!
These chaps are reinventing Rock and launching it into outer space. NASA don’t seem to be releasing their own album anytime soon so Scott (Lead Guitar & Vocals), Jordan (Drums) and Carlos (Bass) are taking the ‘Final Frontier’ into their own hands.
I’ve recently been listening to Vega’s new EP titled ‘Cyborg’ and after playing it a few times it’s clear that Muse should be little worried. Vega really are climbing up the ranks fast.
I’ve known these three for just over a year now and since first meeting the delightful trio they have rocketed forward at an unbelievable pace. From the seaside town of Worthing to touring the UK.
I think often unsigned bands can be overlooked, because people don’t realise what’s going on on their own doorstep. One thing that shouldn’t be overlooked is the band’s songwriting. From track one – the title track, ‘Cyborg’ all the way to the final track, ‘Hydra’. Its safe to say all of these are ‘banging tunes’. That takes some doing. Think back to all your favourite bands of the past, from their first album to their latest. It’s very rare, from my experience that an album or EP has a consistent hold on you from start to finish, even from the bands that have been doing this for a living their entire lives. This is something I feel needs to be really highlighted here, and why I urge you readers to check these raw talent rockers out.
One of the stand out tracks for me is ‘Truth Seeker’. It’s a song that’s been merged together from so many influences in such a way that it works. After all, music is an art form and this is a true work of art. It’s one of those tunes that you always go back to and will rediscover later on in life and it will remind you once again why you used to have it on repeat over and over for weeks on end.
‘Alone’ is the the fourth track off the EP.
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This is where Vega have kicked out the more atmospheric, experimental vibes, again what keeps you drawn in throughout. Variation is important for many I know. It’s a very dour song, linking in with the title. The feeling of being alone. Another prime example of the band’s songwriting skills the track almost leaves you feeling cold until, when you least expect it, ‘Hurricane’ comes and makes you forget all your troubles, with Scott’s fuzz pedal working wonders alongside a definitive guitar riff that sums up exactly what Vega’s music is all about. Tearing the world apart… Well that’s just one bloke’s opinion. I must add that they’re actually some of the loveliest and modest bunch of guys I’ve met in the music world.
Overall Vega have impressed me and many others in and around Worthing and Brighton and I truly hope they have more to come soon. You can stay updated with all their gigs and new releases on their facebook page (see top of article). If you want to make your 2016 a good one I strongly recommend you go and watch this trio and become one of the Vega Colony.
Words by Greg Vernon