Ecca Vandal drops debut EP End Of Time, announces national tour

Ecca Vandal drops debut EP End Of Time, announces national tour

You won't want to miss this one.

On Friday, Ecca Vandal hit us with a surprise release featuring three brand new tracks – to take it further, her headline tour kicks off on Sunday the 20th of February in Perth, supported by triple J. A sensory storm of an EP, End Of Time shows off the carefree blend of pop, punk and nu-metal that EV is honing within the Australian music scene.

Opening track, Running at People Exiting, ebbs energy and spirit, with fast-paced punk stylings and oozing, measured lyrical flowing amongst it all. EV's vocal prowess cuts through, unrestricted and powerful – Australia is bursting with young female talent on this front, and Ecca Vandal is one to watch. End Of Time delivers punchy beats and heartfelt vocals, with a bridge reminiscent of early MIA. The unique quality of Ecca Vandal's style in itself ties each song together – sitting down to listen to this EP feels like going into another world. Truth To Trade opens with an electro vibe that paints the track as a nu-metal amalgamation, while Divided takes a personal look at the complexities of interracial dating – an open and honest track from the young Melbournian that loses none of its sonic grit. "You can't bring that dark girl home," South Africa-born and ethnically Sri Lankan EV quotes in song, verses communicating the pertinence of racism blaring. It's a tune I could quickly envision as a growing anthem for brown girls the nation over, punk rock energy and confident charisma showing off defiance against every norm.

Her five-track EP closes with Battle Royal, which was previously released as a single alongside a black-and-white video strutting the same attitude. Ecca Vandal breaks all the rules - in style, in fashion, in her lyrics and in her genre-bending tunes. It's an ethos that contributed to the surprise nature of this release itself. "Whenever there are expectations, or whenever there is a formula set, that’s the time to change direction," she explains. "That is essentially the essence of this - pivoting whenever anyone senses there’s a trend, or challenging myself to go in a different direction."


TOUR DATES:

FRI 19 FEB – PARTY IN THE PADDOCK FESTIVAL @ BURNSCREEK, TAS

SAT 20 FEB – JACK RABBIT SLIM'S, PERTH

THU 25 FEB – THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE

FRI 26 FEB – ROCKET BAR, ADELAIDE 

SAT 27 FEB – HOWLER, MELBOURNE

THU 3 MARCH – THE SMALL BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE

FRI 4 MARCH – NEWTOWN SOCIAL, SYDNEY

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