Melbourne-based, genre-bending artist Ecca Vandal, announced her self-titled debut album this week alongside new single Future Heroine. The album will be released on 20th October via Island Records and to mark the release, Vandal will be hitting the road, supporting Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes across the country in December, closing out with a massive show at London’s Brixton Academy on Friday 8th December.
“‘Future Heroine’ is about the death of a relationship,” says Vandal, “where addictions win and take priority over love, health and happiness. In the video, I play the role of the persistent voice in my lover’s head, from two very opposing perspectives.”
The surreal and provocative clip depicts those two conflicting characters of Vandal’s psyche, unleashing Heaven and Hell upon her lover as he trips through a decadent, otherworldly backdrop of debauchery and excess. The video was co-directed by Vandal and Melbourne-based filmmaker / cinematographer Amy Dellar of Indoor Fountains.
“I was really proud that the extended crew we put together was predominantly female,” says Vandal. “So far, I’ve only been on film sets where men dominate, so it was very exciting to see women ruling!! I reckon every aspect of the process becomes sweeter when the team happens to be spearheaded by females. I met a range of new creatives, mainly those we scouted for on Instagram, and it was a privilege to collab with all of them. One of my favourite things in life would be meeting and connecting with other like-minded creatives. When things click, a special bond forms and the collab becomes super powerful.”
The thundering first taste of the Ecca Vandal album came in the form of Broke Days, Party Nights, 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. The track premiered on the airwaves via triple j’s Goodnights With Linda and was added straight to their playlist and gained praise both on home soil as well as internationally.
Ecca Vandal has already enjoyed some huge career moments this year, she kicked off 2017 being hand-picked as the support act by rock ’n’ roll royalty, Queens Of The Stone Age, for their massive Australian headline shows – to warm up crowds at the Hordern Pavilion and Festival Hall.
ECCA VANDAL UK Tour supporting Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes:
Fri Dec 1st O2 Academy, Bristol
Sat Dec 2nd O2 Institute Birmingham
Sun Dec 3rd Ritz, Manchester
Tue Dec 5th ABC, Glasgow
Wed Dec 6th Rock City, Nottingham
Thu Dec 7th UEA, Norwich
Fri Dec 8th O2 Academy Brixton, London