Monday, June 16, 2014
Track Of The Day :: Viola Dust - The Big Hop
Few new bands fully crack it on their first attempt. Or if they do manage such a feat, they fail to live up to the majesty of their epic debut.
Viola Dust, a five-piece hailing from Newry, Co. Down in Northern Ireland who got together just three months ago, have certainly pulled off the former with aplomb. Their debut single 'The Big Hop' - set for late summer release - has just the right zest to be an instantaneous winner, with a thick, chunky sound aided by some not overly ostentatious electro synths, and a deep and satisfying vocal completing the mix.
With just one live show so far under their belt (at Queens University Student Union, Belfast; Irish and UK dates are currently being working on) and nothing else online from Viola Dust to compare 'The Big Hop' to, it's hard to tell what the rest of their repertoire may be like - but we're sure as hell looking forward to hearing it.
Viola Dust are: Gerard Sands - vocals/guitar; Leo Sands - guitar; Jonathan McAteer - guitar/synth; John - drums; Davy Short - bass.