WHEN the first wave of acts were announced for this year’s Tenement Trail this summer, it was indicative of how far Vida have come in such a short space of time that the Alloa group were placed at the top end of the line-up poster among the UK’s most elite contingent of rising stars.
The indie-rockers last appeared at the inner-city festival in 2016 when they opened Broadcast on Sauchiehall street with a modest 2pm slot as one of the first acts of the day. Since then, they have cultivated an incredible word of mouth following that has catapulted them from local underground favourites to the forefront of a resurgent UK indie rock scene.
Matching their appreciation for 90s Britpop with hugely melodic and anthemic choruses, it’s no surprise that Vida have struck a chord with fans of that era. Known to create an atmosphere that is unparalleled amongst many other unsigned bands in the UK, they will bring a taste of that energy to Tenement Trail when they return to Glasgow on 12th October.
Ahead of that eagerly anticipated day, the band have unveiled a brand new single called ‘When The Sun’ and it shows a more tender side to their songwriting. Steeped in summery romance, Jamie Pollock’s reflective vocal is delivered alongside tender harmonies, gentle guitar strums and a rich harmonica. It feels like a fitting, nostalgic conclusion to the summer months.
Check out the track below and its accompanying visuals by Jamie Logie.
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