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Glasgow Post-Rockers VASA Return with Raucous New Double A-Side Single ‘Burst Open’

written by Mark Doyle September 26, 2016

Glasgow post-rockers VASA return with new double A-side single
‘Burst Open’ released 29th October 2016 on 7” vinyl

October 2016 UK tour dates announced

After a whirlwind year of plaudits and live shows following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Colours in 2015, much-lauded Glasgow post-rock quartet VASA are extremely pleased to reveal their first taste of new material in the form of double A-side single Burst Open, set for release on 29th October 2016.

The band are also pleased to reveal a short run of UK headline dates for October in support of the new material (see below for details).

After defying genre-constraints for the past few years, the quartet have now coined their own phrase and are calling their own particular blend of noodling, upbeat rock music groovegaze.

Consisting of two new tracks, ‘Burst’ and ‘Open’ (the working title of which was ‘Hot Garbage Man’, altered after a change of heart about the sensibilities behind relating their new single to a stinking pile of rubbish), the lead single ‘Burst’ is another huge slab of instrumental impressionism from this increasingly talented bunch, retaining a beautiful Scottish flavour courtesy of their country’s rich folk heritage.

Commenting on the new music, bassist and spokesman John Niblock says: ‘Simply put, these tracks are a taster of what’s to come from our next album. The tracks are heavier than anything we’ve written but also a lot poppier and more expressive. It’s a chance to show everyone the constant evolution of our band’s sound.’

Recorded with Tom Peters (guitarist of Alpha Male Tea Party) at The Grand Studio in Clitheroe, ‘Burst Open’ is a continuation of their unrelentingly upbeat and joyful approach to the occasionally tawdry world of post-rock. Riotous and celebratory, Vasa are the kind of band that consistently remind us that this whole music lark is meant to be fun, right?

‘Recording with Tom was great,’ Niblock continues ‘as we are big fans of his band already and loved the production of their last album ‘Droids’. The whole process was very easy and stress-free as obviously Tom is well versed in recording this music and he always kept our feet on the ground. Tom’s really brought out the best in us and we couldn’t be happier with the sound of the tracks, which we can’t thank him enough for.’

The band will be revealing further new music and tour dates over the coming months.

VASA 2016 UK Live Dates:

19th October: Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall
20th October: Nottingham – Chameleon Arts Cafe
21st October: London – Birthdays
29th October: Glasgow – Audio


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