More than a year removed from the surprise release of her debut EP ‘End of Time’, Ecca Vandal has released her debut, self-titled album. “This record has been a journey. It’s been a year of challenges, but I’ve seen myself overcome them by learning to trust myself a lot more. Being out of my comfort zone, being alone and kind of isolated, put me in a place where I really needed to pick myself back up. I learnt to back myself and to trust my gut instincts, and doing that was definitely a growing experience for me.”
If you were expecting this record to be just like the Ecca you’ve come to know and adore – you’re in for some rude surprises, as showcased by the sonic disparity between ‘Broke Days, Party Nights’ and ‘Future Heroine’.
Co-produced by Vandal and EV band member Kidnot in their DIY home studio in Melbourne, the album sees Ecca collaborating on album track ‘Price Of Living’ with bone fide punk rock legend and her personal hero Dennis Lyxen of Refused along with Letlive powerhouse vocalist Jason Aalon Butler.
Collaboration continues on ‘Dead Wait’, where she reunites with Sydney bass master Moonbase, and Aussie superstar Sampa The Great lends her inimitable voice to the other-worldly hip hop sound of ‘Your Orbit’ which was co-written with the radar-detecting Darwin Deez.