The Vendettas have released a double dose of genuine rock in the form of there A-Side/B-Side tracks ‘Rats On The Wheel’ and ‘Dang Bird’. It is SO refreshing to listen to pure in your face rock done right. I hope this is what the Twenties have in store for us. Rock from #indie meant for the stadium. The guitars are in your face and the vocals are from the heart on both tracks.
‘Rats on The Wheel’ starts like a drag race after the light turns green and never lets up until the race is over. Backing up said guitars and vocals is a running, not walking bassline and caffeinated drum line that not only keeps up but adds to the monstrous string of hooks.
If ‘Rats On The Wheel’ is the ass whipping, then ‘Dang Bird’ is the bullet in the head after you’re down for the count. Both tracks are thankfully evident of what The Vendettas have become: legends.
Check out our feature naming The Vendettas’ Bystander and Destroyer’ one of the top albums of 2015 HERE.
About The Vendettas
The Vendettas are a guitar-driven, straight up Rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Fronted by the hard-rock swagger and soulful vocals of Steve Redden, combined with the crunchy, almost ‘Brit rock-like’ guitar sound of Jared Mattern, all held together by the solidly monstrous rhythm section of James Rogers on Bass and Rick Van Der Meer on Drums, the band has been a part of Melbourne’s local scene for more than 10 years, mastering their craft to every beer-soaked wall and sticky floor the town has to offer.
In recent times, the boys spent almost a year writing vigorously and tightening the ‘pre-prod’ screws, before hitting the studio late in 2018 to record their third album.
These studio sessions were all captured live and raw, with one main objective in mind… to produce a piece of audio that represents what the band sounds like in the flesh, with all dials cranked to 11.
Down time between Tassie shows with the extended Vendettas family! Love these guys! @ausmusicproject @viper.media.au @goldenrobotrecords instagram.com/p/ClSEDWSyB6u/…
In 2019, The Vendettas went from strength to strength, securing their first international support with Danko Jones (Canada), receiving regular airplay on PBS FM & Triple MMM (Hard N Heavy) all the while continuing to build their presence in the local scene, doing what they love, belting out rock n roll, the way it should be!
With the release of a Limited Edition 7” single “Rats on the Wheel” via Rue Morgue Records, and their third album set for release in 2020 through Golden Robot Records, The Vendettas are poised and ready to attack the ears of all you rock fiends, near and far – watch this space!
Featured image: Viper Photography.