Off the back of unleashing the evocative ‘Pride’ single earlier this year, Sydney songwriter Vetty Vials returns to continue the story, with the release of her debut studio record, Conversations With Myself. A record a long time in the making, Conversations With Myself captures the heart and essence of Vetty Vials and her band as they explore a strengthening band dynamic. For the songwriter herself, this album is a culmination of lessons learned and observations gained through navigating those crucial years of early adulthood.
Written over the last three years, Conversations With Myself shines with honesty and candid execution. Perspectives and standpoints change creatively and personally over time, and what Vetty Vials does with this album is wear her maturation and creative development on her sleeve. “I was lucky enough to co-write some of the songs on this record with Tim Maxwell from Loser; that really changed the writing process for me as it gave me a fresh perspective on changing some of my old habits and getting a new sound.” Vetty Vials
‘Pride’ proved an early example of the direction Conversations With Myself was to head in. Continuing to thread strong indie rock influences with pop-punk tenacity (‘Too Much To Ask’, ‘Nowhere Feels Like Home’), the record bursts with a very natural energy.
Fans of Vetty Vials first became aware of this young songwriter’s talent back with her debut EP I am okay, I promise in 2017 – this album is a fitting graduation. Across the course of eight tracks, Vetty Vials’ unique voice flourishes (‘Say’, ‘Tired’). “The line ‘Conversations with myself’ in the lead single ‘Tired’ stuck with me and became the inspiration for the record as a whole, because that’s essentially what songwriting is to me. Another way to get your feelings out when you feel no one will listen.” Vetty Vials
PRAISE FOR VETTY VIALS
“Hi-octane energy with plenty of heart and guts. Good combo all round, Vetty Vials!”
Triple J, Declan Byrne
“A dynamic blend of garage rock and nostalgic indie tones that at times recalls the punky shimmers of femme 90s alt rock with a glossy garage backdrop, and ultimately signals a confident step into some renewed sonic waters.”
“Slick and shiny, so smooth it’s like it’s running on rails. This is the sound of rock hair flailing, of hands raising, and of singing along into your hairbrush to the glorious chorus. Hackles, raised.”
The Underground Stage
“There is a raw and captivating presence in Vetty Vials which is hard to ignore.”
The release of Conversations With Myself this February coincides with a string of live shows Vetty Vials will be performing throughout Australia. A perfect opportunity to see this music realised in both acoustic and full band mode, the tour is just the beginning for Vetty and her band, ready to tackle 2020 hard.
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