Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A REVIEW OF 'Masquerade' FROM VITO - 17/01/2017


VITO - photo credit to Kai Eden
VITO are a four-piece band from Gateshead, Newcastle.
Consisting of Tom Conway (lead vocalist and guitarist), Andy Bell (lead guitarist and backing vocalist), Jasper Watson (bassist and backing vocalist) and Dom Willis (drummer), this quartet who recently signed to 'End of the Trail Records' just yesterday released their debut single 'Masquerade'.
The video for the track was released prior to the songs official release. The post regarding the video on LittleIndieBlogs was the highest viewed post by them for the whole of 2016 and TurtleTempo stated they had found their new favourite band. You can watch this video here!
I was kindly asked by the boys of the band to review the track and so here are my thoughts of VITO's 'Masquerade'.

With a slightly eerie opening this song has quite a haunting bass backline, this isn’t one which is present for long. The song becomes more upbeat pretty quickly in terms of the instrumental build up of the chorus and the chorus itself.
The song itself is one which I feel is a good start for the music of VITO. They have experimented quite a lot in this song, with different tempos and even aspects of different genres despite the fact of it being quite alternative for the most part.

Tom's voice is one of my favourites out of all those which I have discovered in the past year. It reminds me of someone else's but I can't quite put my finger on who but despite this it still sounds different and it's refreshing.

It works in a rather complementary way with the instrumentals of this song due to him easily being able to change the style of his singing and him not having any issues with variation of tempo within the same song.

This is one of the best debuts that I have heard in a while and it has left me rather excited for what else VITO have to offer throughout 2017.

You can watch the video for the track here:

Written by Sophie.

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