Vardo and the Boss from Colchester, England, create a sound that blends piano and acoustic guitar with powerful female vocals that echoes the female rock artists of the mid-90s such as Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple. More recent artists that VATB have been compared to are The Noisettes, Paloma Faith and Florence and the Machine.
The group are a mis-matched bunch, comprised of a singer-songwriter, a classical pianist and a rhythm section plucked from the Colchester metal scene. The songs on the new EP hint at the varied influences of the band members. From the feel good pop stylings of the opening track Im Not Sorry right through to the explosive outro of Shame. The sound that has resulted from such varying sources of inspiration is surprisingly distinct; catchy choruses, meaningful lyrics and the instantly recognisable blend.
Catch Vardo & the Boss performing @ Fat Talent LIVE this Sunday