Following a packed performance at ArcTanGent festival last weekend, Glasgow instrumental post-rock quartet VASA are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Fat Ronaldo’. The band are also pleased to announce a run of October UK/EU headline tour dates in support of the release of their new album ‘Colours’ which comes out 16th October 2015, including a hometown album launch show at The Old Hairdresser’s in Glasgow (full dates below).
A roaring introduction to the sheer power and raw talent behind this explosive and frantically inventive album, the colourful and combative video was inspired by synaesthesia, a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory pathway can lead to chromesthesia, whereby colours are triggered when musical notes are being played.
Speaking of the influence behind the theme of the album, the band were struck by guitarist Blaine Thompson’s experiences of synaesthesia when they were deep in the writing process; “When we were talking about the songs and ideas for the album, we found out that Blaine assigns colours to the songs he’s hearing, so we’ve followed up on that by making sure there are a lot of nods to colours in all of the creative aspects of the band.”
Fans can also hear a special album version of new track ‘Not A Cop’ – which will be featured on ‘Colours’ – on a new UK/US compilation split curated by Space Blood. Math & Atlases is now available to download for a measly £1.50 and includes tracks from Alright the Captain, Bear Makes Ninja, Wot Gorilla? and a heap more.
Since forming in October 2011, the quartet have seen early coverage from BBC Radio 1 gave way to tour dates with post-rock heavyweights such as Black Peaks, Deafheaven, Maybeshewill, TTNG and Brontide plus appearances at T in The Park and Wickerman Festival, with further live appearances scheduled and TBA later this year.
‘Colours’ is released 16th October 2015
October 2015 UK/EU Tour Dates:
1st – Leeds @ The Fox and Newt
2nd – London @ The Black Heart
3rd – Velzeke (Belgium) @ Dunk!HQ
5th – The Hague (Holland) @ Haags Pop Centrum
7th – Copenhagen (Denmark) @ HUSET-KBH
8th – Berlin (Germany) @ Tiefgrund
10th – Prague (Czech Rep) @ Venue TBC
13th – Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) @ Rocas
14th – Lille (France) @ El Diablo
16th – Glasgow @ The Old Hairdressers