NuGaze innovators My Vitriol return and will play one of their first live full live shows in years at The Deaf Institute this Saturday night (8th April).
After a lengthy hiatus, the cult band are back to perform tracks from latest release “The Secret Sessions” and fan favourites at this intimate show.
U.K. quartet My Vitriol was formed in 1998 when Sri Lankan-born singer/songwriter Som Wardner met drummer Ravi Kesavaram at college in London. With a name inspired by a character in the Graham Greene novel Brighton Rock, the yet unsigned My Vitriol had soon put together a demo EP, Delusions of Grandeur, which was promptly discovered by Radio 1 and sparked media interest in the band.
Activities were suspended, however, until exams at college were completed, and then it was time to refine the lineup of the band. Guitarist Seth Taylor and bassist Carolyn Bannister joined the fold and My Vitriol, the finished product was born. A record deal with Infectious Records was signed in late 1999 and a grueling tour program followed in 2000, with appearances at all the major events, including the Glastonbury and Reading U.K. festivals.
Over the years, the band have received high praise from peers and press alike; with Chino Moreno (Deftones), Coldplay, Butch Vig & Shirley Manson (Garbage) and many others praising the band in the music press. 2016 saw the band’s live return to support Muse at the London O2 Arena and shows and festivals across Europe to over 100,000 people. At the very end of 2016, the band announced a fanbase special at the London Scala on the 12th April 2017, which sold out immediately.
Following their string of Top 40 hits and their critically acclaimed debut album “Finelines”, My Vitriol rode the crest of a hype wave and media attention, transcending from underground band – with only a matter of months experience – to performances on numerous TV shows such as “Top of the Pops” and festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds main stage etc. Shortly after their third Top 40 single the band surprised many by calling a sudden hiatus, and proceeded to break the silence over the following years only to perform the occasional sold out show.
Despite this lengthy hiatus, the band have retained a loyal fanbase and the reaction to new release has been incredible: tiny.cc/twtMV
MY VITRIOL WILL PLAY THE FOLLOWING DATES IN 2017:
2017 Spring Tour
April 7th – Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
April 8th – Manchester Deaf Institute
April 9th – Glasgow Stereo
April 11th – Cardiff Globe
April 12th – London Scala – SOLD OUT
May 3rd – Norwich Waterfront
May 4th – Bedford Esquires
May 6th – Coventry Kasbah
May 7th – Hull The Welly Club
May 9th – Edinburgh La Belle Angele
May 10th – Newcastle Academy
May 11th- Leeds Brudenell Social Club
May 12th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
May 14th – Liverpool – Hangar 34
May 15th – Bournemouth Old Fire Station
May 16th – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
May 17th – Bristol Thekla