Your Vegas formed in December 2004 having all met at school on the outskirts of Leeds a few years previously. The band have quickly amassed a large number of epic and anthemic songs from loud and driving rock 'n' roll to close and delicate ballads. An indie deal in the UK followed shortly afterwards and they will release their limited edition 7" self-titled debut single on Monday 29th August which has been recorded, produced and mixed by the band in their flat in Otley, just outside of Leeds, where the band also rehearse and gig at raunchy and raucous all-night parties.
New Universal Republic band Your Vegas, whose sweeping pop EP is garnering raves and turning heads of iTunes fans (it opened up on the iTunes rock chart at a stunning #27), are making their way through several towns and cities on their much anticipated US tour, which kicked off on January 25 in Seattle Washington. The much buzzed about run is '08's kickoff alt-romp, with Your Vegas joining New York's new-wavey quintet the Bravery and British powerpoppers Switches on the multiple city trek before venturing off for a handful of solo shows in March.
Hailing from Leeds, UK, the resilient band hit their epic stride by selling everything and squatting smack down in Hells Kitchen, NYC, signing with Universal Republic last year, and drawing comparisons to breakthrough bands such as Coldplay, The Killers, and others. "Their sound is so polished, carefully constructed and grand...you could be mistaken for thinking it was U2 up on the stage", crowed one review. Pop culture tastemakers have also taken notice, with Your Vegas putting in a rousing TV performance from the Sundance Film Festival and picking up a key endorsement from Playboy magazine as one of the Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2008. Upcoming touts by indie-chroniclers Alternative Press, Music Connection, and Blender.com are also in the works.
Propelled by calling card signature songs on the 3-track EP like the soaring "It Makes My Heart Break," and the plaintive pulse of "Troubled Times," Your Vegas has already carved out that rarest of profiles: Anthem-driven rockers re-setting the indie music clock. Their debut CD, A Town And Two Cities is in stores April 22nd. Recommended!
Your Vegas - In My Head
Your Vegas @ MySpace
Your Vegas - The Way The War Was Won
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