Artist info

Genre

Rock


band members

Sam Hunn - Guitar/Vocals || Luis Fantarella - Bass || Thomas Norman - Drums


Website

verticolitas.bandcamp.com/

Bio

ALTERNATIVE ROCK BORN OUT OF HOBART, TASMANIA.

Hobart's Verticoli occupies a niche in Australian music shared by few others. Combining unrelenting groove with a passion for heaviness and harmony, the band has forged a raucous alternative rock sound that stands alone.

Together for more than 5 years, the passionate three-piece has gigged heavily across Australia, and supported iconic Australian bands such as Cog, Kingswood, DZ Death Rays, The Delta Riggs, and British India. The band also scored themselves a spot at the 2014/2015 Marion Bay Falls Festival.

In 2015, Verticoli independently released their debut LP Punching Bag. Produced by Red Planet's Jake Long and singer/guitarist Sam Hunn, the album was well received by music publications and community radio across the country. 2016 saw Verticoli release a new single Positions, which they toured nationally with Melbourne 2-piece the Hunted Crows.

This year has seen Verticoli head back to the studio to record Free Will, a 5-track EP produced and mixed by Jake Long and mastered by Forrester Savell, set for release on December 1st, 2017. The title track is available now.

What they say:

'The songs are exceptionally strong, sticking in your mind for a long time afterwards; the riffs are huge; the grooves are fat as fuck, and you get the sense this stuff would rock the hell out of small, sweaty live venue.' - Beat, 4/5 stars.

'Punching Bag is an album that really shows Verticoli as an Australian band to celebrate... Maybe it’s the musicianship, the production or the intrepid sense of humour, but there's something special about Punching Bag that demands repeated play.' - The Music, 4/5 stars.

Unearthed in 2018

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Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

06 Nov 2017

Triple J
40

Some riffage Billy Corgan would have been proud of back in the day. Love the hugeness.

Some riffage Billy Corgan would have been proud of back in the day. Love the hugeness.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

02 Nov 2017

Triple J
35

You're getting some real girth outta those guitars, making them sound crunchier than a packet of chips in a quiet cinema.

You're getting some real girth outta those guitars, making them sound crunchier than a packet of chips in a quiet cinema.

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Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

27 May 2015

Triple J
35

That sample grips me instantly. So Stepford Wives. Just reminding me that life is a total imperfect mess.

That sample grips me instantly. So Stepford Wives. Just reminding me that life is a total imperfect mess.