Vienna Ditto are the London-based duo of Hatty Taylor and Nigel Firth. Reportedly (well, the press release says so, and it’s not always possible to prove to the contrary) the pair who first met when Nigel taught Hetty the guitar when she was 11 years old. On their website they describe themselves as being ‘Voodoo Sci-fi Blues’ which sounds pretty accurate. However Radio 1’s Huw Stephens’s description of them being like ‘Portishead doing a Tarantino Soundtrack’ (particularly if the film in question was Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill) is also pretty spot on. For me Chvrches collaborating with The Cramps would also hit the mark on the head.
Their debut album Circle is out on June 12. In the meantime, their next single, to be released on June 5, is entitled ‘Long Way Down.’ And it’s brilliant.
More of their music can be heard over at their website