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Indie / Alternativ / Rock - GB
Vega4 is four individuals with wildly different backgrounds. They are Irishmen Johnny McDaid (Vocals, Guitar) and Gavin Fox (Bass), Canadian Bryan McLellan (drums) and New Zealander Bruce Gainsford (guitar). Brought together whilst living in London through mutual friends, they built a bond based on their shared interests in music. As with their geographic backgrounds, each member brought with them overtly different musical influences. "It's so hard to describe our sound" explains Johnny. "There are so many elements and influences on this record". They marked their arrival with the striking single 'You & Me', taken from their recently released album 'You and Others'. That track encapsulates the distinctive sound of Vega4, providing an incredible mix of driving guitar lines, strong vocals and unforgettable hooks.
Vega4's experience of working with Jackknife Lee on album 'You and Others', out now, was at times as bizarre as it was inspiring. Devoted to working with the band, Lee would undertake sessions between other commitments; hence the album took 9 months to complete. Working with Garret was so stimulating Johnny comments. "He had a way of making us focus on the world and our music from an entirely different perspective. Jackknife forced us out of introspection by whatever means necessary. Whether it was going out to a field in the middle of the night to throw eggs during a vocal take, or climbing into cupboards and kitchen appliances, he managed to show us that beauty and interest exists in the ordinary. He showed us that it is everywhere."
The result is a clutch of uplifting and poignant songs. "We didn't feel the need to hide behind technology or the urge to create songs that please' or follow fashion," insists Johnny. "The most important thing is that the songs connect with people. That's something that can't be worked at. It just is. The process of making this record for us was about finding beauty in the details."
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