In a era of instant gratification and on-demand culture, it takes a certain kind of band to break the pattern and do things their own way.
The Vigil are one such band and are announcing that their second album ‘Hypervigilance‘ will be released on the 21st August, with the first single ‘Above The Stone‘ dropping on 3rd July.
The Vigil’s debut album ‘Save Our Souls’ caught the attention of all the right people on its release in late 2016, receiving rave reviews and giving the band an open door to diverse support slots with the likes of Everclear, Therapy?, Anvil and The Datsuns.
The band have been far from quiet, between releases, with a constant stream of fantastic gigs, alongside the unhurried writing process for Hypervigilance. The Vigil are adamant that they won’t simply release music for the sake of it, every riff, every cymbal crash, every single word on the new album comes from a place of personal honesty and introspection. Combine the meaning behind the songwriting with their commitment of cranking out loud rock songs that are meant to be listened to, and you have the perfect recipe for something special.
On the 25th November 2016 Bristol based 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 and raw vocals: Music that really hits you in your core.
The band has released two 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 picked up heavy rotation on Planet Rock where it has been played for 8 weeks 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 opened the inaugural Amplified Rock Festival on the main stage to 5000 people.
Last year The Vigil headed to the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth (where Queen and Oasis among many others classic albums were created) to record their sophomore release. More great gigs and good times to follow, stay Vigilant!
Olly Smith – Vocals & Guitar
Rhys James – Bass & Vocals
Jamie Davenport – Drums