British Alt Rockers The Vigil release 2nd album ‘Hypervigilance’ 21st August 2020 recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios
The Vigil brings a concise banger of an album with Ginger Wildheart producer Dave Draper at the helm. The album was recorded in the studio where Queen recorded two albums and features 10 slamming rock anthems by the power trio released on the band’s own Fever Dog Records as a Digital only release on all streaming and download platforms. The album produced three singles ‘Above the Stone’, ‘Fuel to Burn’ and ‘Sink or Swim’
The album features Olly Smith the chief songwriter, Rhys James on bass and backing vocals and Jamie Davenport on drums.
The band recorded the album in 3 days in spring 2019 pulling in mammoth late night sessions with the band putting their heart and soul into the process. Rockfield was an inspiring place and even led to the band finishing 3 songs in the studio playing those songs together for the first time yielding spontaneous and pure results.The Vigil has a DIY approach and makes music simply for the joy of cranking out loud rock songs with passion and heart. The title ‘Hypervigilance’ is a reference to putting out the best version of ourselves and about finding that purpose and drive in life, in these difficult and unprecedented times we live in. A place where we are all becoming hyper-vigilant to our surroundings and trying to survive in the unknown. Getting back to what’s important and those you care about.Hypervigilance track list:
- Out of Plans
- Fuel to Burn (the lead single)
- Above the Stone
- Sink or Swim
- Phantom Limb
- Tattooed Mannequin
- Skeleton Crew
- Three Monkeys
- World Away
- Karma’s End
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/thevigilmusic/sets/hypervigilance/s-bSzBC
The Vigil has supported and toured with the likes of Puddle of Mudd, Everclear, Therapy?, Anvil, The Datsuns, Zico Chain, Lonely the Brave, Electric Eel Shock, Max Raptor, LTNT, The Treatment, Tax the Heat, Toseland, Unzucht, Psycho Village & many more.
Classic Rock: “Metal riffs mixed with Punk bonds unite into an overall authentic and unpretentious total package.”Metal Hammer: “With a sound reminiscent of Nirvana, Therapy? and Bush, complete with a subliminal punk attitude, we clearly dealing with an album from the present.”Kerrang!: “Bringing ’90’s alt rock to the modern age.” “Flamboyant grunge, tight and technically gifted.”MOSH “If you’re a fan of Puddle of Mudd or Nirvana you are going to love it…” “The Vigil a band to be reckoned with…an album any rock fan should own…”Gig Radar: “Grungy brilliance, Save Our Souls is something pretty special.”Musicology: “7 out of 10 they could become the next arena rock band!”
www.facebook.com/thevigilmuscThe Vigil – Above the Stone Video: https://youtu.be/0pj1LIcI0lYThe Vigil – All You’ve Done Video: https://youtu.be/Xs74lw-FhXEThe Vigil – Fuel to Burn Video: The Vigil – Fuel to Burn (Official Video)The Vigil – Do You Feel Alive Video: https://youtu.be/1KY8iK2FoT0
‘Save Our Souls’ First Album EraOn the 25th November 2016 Bristol based alt rockers The Vigil released their debut album ‘Save Our Souls’. Nigel Pulsford from the band Bush produced the four piece’s storming debut, who also plays lead guitar on the album. The Vigil has always enjoyed playing a heavy rock sound, slamming drums, huge guitars, deep bass & raw vocals: Music that really hits you in your core.The band has released two singles & singles from ‘Save Our Souls’, entitled ‘Do You Feel Alive’ & ‘All You’ve Done’. Famed Nirvana/ Soundgarden/ photographer Steve Gullick filmed the video for the second single. The song has picked up heavy rotation on Planet Rock where it has been played for 8 weeks and counting on the New Rock Saturday night program. The band has been featured in Kerrang, Powerplay and Bass Player Magazine to name but a few. The Vigil toured with German rockers Unzucht in the UK. The Vigil has opened the inaugural Amplified Rock Festival on the main stage to 5000 people. 2019 The Vigil headed to the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth where Queen and Oasis amongst many others have recorded classic albums to record their sophomore effort. This was followed by a UK tour with Puddle of Mudd to great acclaim.