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Gwen Stefani. Once apon a time, the two most exciting words in pop music. Now indie music presents us with Vita Ross. Another two words that is destined to make an impression on you…once you get to see the video, “Bender,” by five piece London-based pop/rock band Vita & The Vicious, fronted by the fiery, two-worded redhead in question.

Vita claims, that for her, “if there’s no guitar in a song, it’s harder to get involved.” So now at this point, all rocker-purists will be sitting straight up, with their ears pricked towards the ceiling. But hang-on, with the same nonchalance the band claim that they have “a very soft spot for the sexy sleaze of Depeche Mode.” What? An electronic keyboard-based band? So how does this all fit into place? And exactly what do Vita & The Vicious sound like while they earn their living?

No fear, dear music lovers. All doubts are cleared in an instant, as the band unanimously acknowledge that “Good music is all about lyrics and melody. If it’s a great song it’s great regardless of genre or version. People who limit themselves to a single niche type of music are simply missing out!”

Grand statement. No bull. This is sounding great already. But we’re an inquisitive bunch, the Jamsphere readers and me. So let’s go find out more about the substance behind those truly spoken words…

Three songs; “Bender,” “We Are Stars” and “A Question Of Time.” Plus two videos; “Bender” and “You May Not Know It,” is more than enough of what we’ll need to get to grips with what drives this energetic band.

First impressions after the “Bender” experience? Vita sounds fabulous and her vocal range is well displayed, the band is tight, the song lyrics are quirky, sexy and unique while also being intelligent and thought-provoking. The music is full and fluid, but doesn’t sound overproduced, and it has a high re-listenability factor (n.d.r. reads: you want to listen to it over and over again).

Simply put, it has a very positive, energetic vibe, helped in large part by Vita Ross’ gutsy, theatrical vocal delivery. She is the alterna-chick that every high school girl wants to be, with her fiery-red hair, provocative clothes, and libidinous magnetism. And I have to admit, on watching the “Bender” video, that without Vita being in it, it just would not have been the same. When Vita sings, or performs, she does so without a hint of silly girlishness; her voice is all attitude, with a warbling edge of melodrama. Making her and the band’s music, highly attractive.

To be fair however, and after listening to the other aforementioned tracks and watching the videos, Vita & The Vicious is not just about red-hot Vita.

Together with Vita’s unique and angelic voice, Giacomo Occhipinti’s pulsating bass strums, Richard Dodd and Stefano Rocco’s catchy guitar riffs and hooks, plus Tom Kenyon’s super syncopated percussion, make Vita & The Vicious one of the most solid, exuberant and effervescent groups, currently on the British indie pop-music industry.

Vita & The Vicious’ music is full of wonderful melodies, and other delicious musicalities, offering music lovers everywhere, a taste of a sound really different from anything else found nowadays, with its spunk, style, and spirit…

Not to mention those sizzling two words. Vita Ross!

Vita Ross, from the Vita & The Vicious video – “Bender”

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