Gazing a-nu?

London based Alt-rock band My Vitriol, who are often credited with ushering a “new wave of shoegaze” dubbed ‘NuGaze’ in the early 2000’s, return after a lengthy hiatus with their limited release album The Secret Sessions.

The album features the single Rest Your Tired Head with its rich tapestry of layered guitars and lilting groove, a perfect soundtrack for the onset of summer over the coming months. I am featuring the track on Aural Delights Podcast 232 on May 10th.

2016 saw the band’s live return to support Muse at the London O2 Arena and shows and festivals across Europe to over 100,000 people. At the very end of 2016, the band announced a fanbase special show at the London Scala on 12th April 2017 that sold out immediately.

Following their string of Top 40 hits and their critically acclaimed debut album Finelines, My Vitriol rode the crest of a hype wave and media attention, transcending from underground band – with only a matter of months’ experience – to performances on numerous TV shows including Top of the Pops and festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading / Leeds main stage and many more.

Over the years, the band have received high praise from peers and press alike; with Chino Moreno (Deftones), Coldplay, Butch Vig & Shirley Manson (Garbage) and many others praising the band in the music press.

Shortly after their third Top 40 single, the band surprised many by calling a sudden hiatus, and proceeded to break the silence over the following years only to perform the occasional sold out show.

Despite this lengthy hiatus, the band has retained a loyal fanbase and the reaction to new material has been very positive indeed.

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