Vienna Ditto

Vienna Ditto


“…wild-eyed rockabilly riffs with sparse, atmospheric electronica.”
- Q Magazine

"...woozy sci-fi inspired blues fused with catchy melodies." - Gigslutz

Vienna Ditto return with their latest collection of sci-fi infused pop music with the release of Busted Flush, out now via Ubiquity Project Recordings.

The EP kicks off with title track, and lead single, Busted Flush complete with its tango-like introduction, which creates an intense flare and evokes feelings of the bohemian, jukebox style music heard in Moulin Rouge. Hatty Taylor’s smokey, broody vocals carry the track throughout while Nigel Firth excels on a variety of instruments, and even playing violin between his legs! The single is influenced by Phil Spector’s love of melodrama and takes the listener on a cinematic journey; a theme that carries on throughout the entirety of the EP. The next track ‘Barracuda’ is an upbeat track about Nigel living in his boat, a barracuda bungalow, the song sonically taking a number of twists and turns as eccentric electronica takes centre stage. ‘Boy Meets Wolf’ closes the EP, bringing the duo back to their blues roots. It tells the story of a boy meeting a wolf caught in a trap, the themes influenced by Cormac McCarthy’s book ‘The Crossing’.

The pop-noir duo consists of Hatty Taylor (vocal and synth) and Nigel Firth (guitar) who first met in 2000 when Nigel taught a then eleven-year-old Hatty to play guitar. Ten years later, they formed a band in Oxford and have been creating exceptional, boundary-pushing music ever since. Nigel is the engine behind Vienna Ditto’s restless experimentation and sonic evolution, while Hatty is responsible for the band’s effortless and enchanting lead vocals, the two half combining beautifully to complete a whole.

Vienna Ditto have already received praise from the likes of Q Magazine, Artrocker, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson amongst others and they have played at a number of festivals including Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage. Since the release of their critically acclaimed EP Ticks earlier this year, the unlikely, delectable and ever-so-slightly dysfunctional duo have gone from strength to strength and, on Busted Flush, the pair hope to continue to push boundaries and defy genres along the way, generating a sound that is truly unique.

Busted Flush is out now via Ubiquity Project Recordings.