“Ecca Vandal takes no prisoners on unhinged floorfiller ‘Broke Days, Party Nights’” – The Line Of Best Fit
Melbourne-based, genre-defying artist Ecca Vandal, today releases her brand-new single and official video titled ‘Broke Days, Party Nights’, the first track to be lifted from her forthcoming debut album, which is set to be released in 2017 via Dew Process / UMA.
Packing a walloping punch ‘Broke Days, Party Nights’ premiered last night on triple j’s Goodnights With Linda, burning with the same ferocity as her very first hit, ‘White Flag’. It’s a song that pulsates with the same frenetic percussion and angular, piercing guitar lines that populate the likes of Mars Volta’s ‘Inertiatic Esp’, but ‘BDPN’ retains Ecca’s signature bombastic delivery, as it rains down like a carpet bombing raid. In true punk form, it’s an anthem for the frustrations of generations of young people – especially this one. A call to arms to live life to its peak and to never let finances or rulebooks stop you from tearing the roof off the joint and having a great time.
“I hope people feel energised by it,” she beams. “The message of no matter what, money doesn’t actually matter and we can still have a good time – that’s autobiographical really. There’s been so many times where I’ve been eating two minute noodles while making this record in my lounge room that, at the end of the day, I had to check that I was actually having fun and enjoying the process even though I was dirt broke.”
The chaotic and electrifying video, which was directed by Ecca Vandal band member and regular collaborator Kidnot, as well as visual creative collaborator and photographer Sean McDonald, was filmed on the notorious streets, bodegas and subway networks of Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City and features a myriad of faces of every-day characters from the city that never sleeps.
“I spent my last bit of savings to head over to the states on a writing trip. It was so great, I got to collab with some amazing artists over there which was super inspiring. New York is just that city where you could have all the money in the world or just a few dollars in your pocket but you can still have the best experience. I just thought it was the perfect backdrop for what ‘Broke Days, Party Nights’ means as a song, especially not having much cash and all, but realising that how much money you have doesn’t determine whether you have a great life or not.
Ecca Vandal is now more than a year removed from the surprise release of her debut EP, which featured an arsenal of hits, including ‘End Of Time’, ‘Truth To Trade,’ and ‘Battle Royal.’
Ecca Vandal already enjoyed some huge career moments this month. She was hand-picked as the sole support act by rock ’n’ roll royalty, Queens Of The Stone Age, for their massive Australian headline shows – playing blistering sets to warm up crowds at the Hordern Pavilion and Festival Hall. She backed that up with an appearance at Splendour In The Grass last week, where she performed a special guest spot with Sydney producer Moonbase, bringing their recent triple j hit ‘Oblivion’ to life. Now she’s set to raise the bar all over again with the release of ‘BDPN’ and it’s high-octane video.
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‘Broke Days, Party Nights’ Available now HERE via Dew Process / UMA