VITAL will be bringing to light 10 splendid songs you should bury yourself in! Do not expect “genre barriers”!

Extra Ocean – Happy Apocalypse

Writer, arranger, performer, engineer, producer, and publisher Iain Mackenzie releases music under the Extra Ocean alias, and calls it “Happy music for the apocalypse”. Persuasive!

Descending Into Gold – Innocence (me)

Neoclassical meets ambient, folk & post rock, and after pressing play you’ll start “descending into gold”… Highly cinematic!

Bruno Merz – Whangamata

New Zealand’s Bruno Merz delivers a jaw-dropping, chamber pop ear-candy taken off his just released album ‘Dreamers, 1987’  

Egopusher – Elenor

Kubrick-level masters of modelling the future (im)possible. Mind-blowing electronica for the “permanent brainfu*k”!

Saint Mesa – Burial Grounds

Chilean American dark folk, cinematic artist Saint Mesa returns with a track about ‘the conflicting feelings of longing to be free from a toxic person, while simultaneously wishing that person could be free alongside you’.  Richly textured, complex but utterly rewarding for patient listeners!

lil ink – the curious art of a sisyphean task

Loud, electric, indie electronic not for the faint-hearted!

Nate Wonder & Roman GianArthur – Opening

Nate Wonder and Roman GianArthur’s debut score , a Colin Stetson-esque work which combines dark, orchestral strings with contemporary textures and influences for Lionsgate’s “Antebellum”

French Mouth – Teal

French Mouth’s ‘Teal’ has it all: Energy, anger, catchy-as-hell, loud guitars, 90s vibes, and reminded us of ‘Madonna’-era  …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Still not convinced?

Disziplin – Six

Trippy lo-fi house/downtempo treat “from Russia with luv”

Lone Kodiak – Make It a Weapon

LA alternative rock dudes Lone Kodiak combine post hardcore vibrations with post rock lyricism in their latest gem ‘Make It a Weapon’

Christos Doukakis