The Vitriots are quickly becoming one of the most unique and impressive bands in the Australian underground scene. With their latest track ‘Pinball Wizard’, the young Sydney outfit go against the grain of alternative garage rock, as a distinct statement from a band who doesn’t feel the need to pigeonhole themselves to the confines of genre.
With tinny electric guitar taking center stage right before the sucker punch of thunderous drums, the track has a charm that seems reminiscent of all the best 90’s grunge. Producer Dylan Adams has created a sonic wall in the track that breaks clean from the current landscape.
Pinball Wizard’s combination of many different sounds and moving parts showcases the bands pallet and inspirations. Nirvana, The Pixies and even some Courtney Barnett, it’s all in there. But they all culminate in a distinctly original track that will be sure to echo through festival stages. Make no mistake about it, The Vitriots aren't just banging on the Aus Rock door, they are busting it right open.
A follow up to their debut single (Long Way Down), ‘Regret’ is a raucous garage track that will have listeners wanting to drop everything and dance on the spot sporadically. The song comes from an incident that Brandon (Lead Vocals) saw one night in Sydney. “I was out having some drinks, a healthy amount you know, of course, and this group of guys wouldn’t leave this girl alone, she was just trying to dance with her friends and it was bugging the shit of me that these guys wouldn’t let her do her own thing.”
The Vitriots worked with Dylan Adams (DMA’s, West Thebarton, Sticky Fingers, Skegss) again on this one, blasting an infectious guitar melody through thrashing drums building tension into a rowdy anthemic chorus. The song says it all, “I came here just so I can fuckin’ dance” - and dance we will.