Introducing: Vida


Scottish four-piece Vida are an exciting band who invoke comparison to the likes of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian, among others. Their growing reputation on the live circuit has seen them gain support from Amazing Radio and XFM, the latter of whom handpicked the band to play their “This Feeling” show four times. They have also have had four gigs at Glasgow’s prestigious, King Tuts, and headlined a charity festival in Stirling, which was met with great acclaim.

From Clackmannanshire, Scotland, the band formed in 2013. Jamie Pollock (Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar), Nathan Evans (Lead Guitar & Vocals), write all the songs, while Ross McShane provides Bass & Vocals and Jamie Piggott plays Drums.

Their new single is a double A-side release showing two of the different sides of the group. First, ‘Electric Lady’ tells the story of repeated overnight stays with the same girl after meeting on several nights out, and the awkwardness that follows the next morning. Meanwhile, ‘Fade Away’ speaks of a completely different kind of awkward – finding yourself in the same room as an ex…

Their appearance at the fundraising events mirrors their approach to music, offering fans something free in exchange for their ongoing support. Vida are known for handing out music and merchandise at live shows, free to music fans who go home with EPs, CDs, badges and more. This generous approach is spreading the word and helping to build a legion of fans, who will continue to build Vida into a force to be reckoned with.

‘Electric Lady’ and ‘Fade Away’ will be released on June 15th. You can catch Vida live at King Tuts on May 29 and at The Record Factory on 20 June. Both venues are in Glasgow. Contact the band for details of tickets. You can find Vida on Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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