Vix20 comprises of Gary Mills and CJ, two music industry veterans who became so disillusioned with the state of every element of the music industry that they walked away, vowing never to return. Years later the duo now fully rejuvenated, have returned to the industry they previously left behind. Seemingly using their time away to master the art of writing insanely catchy 3-minute power pop thunderbolts, illustrated beautifully by their songs ‘Digital Age’, ‘Try again’ and ‘Hashtag Change’. Always keen to explore different genres the 80s synthtastic banger ‘Tron Takes the Train’ is a perfect example of the bands versatility.
Their brand new single ‘Broken Melody’ was released yesterday. It’s edging towards their softer side having crafted a beautiful, but slightly sinister track that takes the listener on journey through joy, grief and revenge.
“This is a tricky song to place in a genre having never released a song like this I’m not sure somewhere between a chilled art rock ballad with a sinister underlay…. The song is about dealing with your emotions when someone hurts your child. I documented those feelings in that moment. Melody is the child’s name. The art work features Melody by CJ.”
Joined by long term conspirators Kill and Rich, this year looks set to further cement the band’s legacy as one of the bands to look out for.
The boys from Vix20 also have their own podcast, bringing you jocular ramblings, the best of indie music and a few classics. The Vix20 Essentials podcast is featured on over 20 radio stations and continues to build momentum, with bands daily submissions to be featured on their playlists. You can tune in on mixcloud.