Vesper Green have materialised with loud, tight, raw and technical alt-rock tones that provides that kick-in-the-teeth attitude that Brisbane has needed, to pair with the likes of the beloved Violent Soho.
Highly reactive and fuelled by angst, ‘Innocent Illiterate’ is indeed a homage to the bands that have inspired and led the members of Vesper Green into creating music. It is, as Nick Ashby states:
“A song that declares our goal to create something with substance and depth, something that isn’t just juvenile and unartistic.”
‘Innocent Illiterate’ has already been compared to that which emerged from Seattle’s grunge scene in the 90’s. Triple M’s Jane Gazzo stated:
“I think it’s fair to say you’ve brought back Seattle grunge in a big way with this particular track.” (Jane Gazzo, Triple M)
Now, in their first music video, we get an insight into the dynamic personalities that make up Vesper Green. Waking to the sunrise on the sidewalk, depicted is a hangover that has turned the world on its side for front-man Nick Ashby and, we dive into the idiosyncratic, inebriated moments of how he ended there.
We see the band performing casually seated in a bedroom; taking the piss as they dance in wheelie bins; to performing to a thrashing audience at a house party in the perfect setting for any grunge band. If this isn’t enough for the fans of the grunge and alt-rock genre, they can expect plenty more to come from this Brisbane 4-piece in the near future.
Thursday, June 28. Passion Cactus & Vesper Green. The Foundry, Brisbane w/ Baltimore Gun Club, The Eagle Junction and Fonz Whaler
$5 entry | Doors: 7pm