My Vitriol – Pieces

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Single Review by Mark Bayross

London four-piece My Vitriol (named after the bottle carried by Graham Greene’s malevolent Pinkie in “Brighton Rock”) have come a long way from their formation only two years ago. Tipped for greatness by everyone from Kerrang! to The Times, they have found time to record live sessions for Radio One and XFM and to play at just about every festival in existence this summer.

PIECES is their third single for Infectious (after LOSING TOUCH and CEMENTED SHOES earlier this year), and it is a work of maturity and power. The production has the richness and depth you would expect from a more established band, as Som’s voice soars to meet stratospheric layers of guitar.

B-side ANOTHER LIE is more stripped-down, but still retains a haunting atmosphere, while the live version of CEMENTED SHOES showcases the band’s onstage energy (especially Som’s blood-curling scream at the end).

All good, sepulchral fun. Watch out for their debut album early next year.

4 stars