UK alt-rockers The Vigil, have just released their thumping new track The Vigil.
The track is taken from their sophomore album ‘Hypervigilance‘ that is set for release on the 21st August. Having spent the time since their debut album, Save Our Souls, playing shows and writing new material, Above The Stone has not only been crafted by the best in the industry, but road tested in front of music loving live crowds.
The track features the hallmark signature sound of The Vigil, a pinch of hard rock swagger, combined with a raw honesty of grunge, throwing in the beating heart of blues. Above The Stone is everything you want in a track, and aside from the solid grooves, it speaks of the freedom that can be found through hard times and coming out the other side.
Olly (vocals & guitar) explains the meaning behind the track:
“Above the Stone is a song about regret and longing, then finding redemption and empowerment in something. Being able to move on from the dead weight holding you back in life.“.
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