This 5 piece indie band from Wales may be a throwback to a whole bunch of groups that make you want to dress in a scruffy oversized jumper and shuffle around the student disco like it was 1987 all over again, but their debut track Perfect Pain is anything but gloomy. In fact The Vestals are likely to fill you up with that same sense of giddy exuberance that bands such as The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and The Cure did (and still do). Opening with a drum click that owes more than a small debt to Hard To Explain by The Strokes, or Close To Me by the aforementioned Cure, Perfect Pain bounds in with a fizzle of lively guitars that effervesce into one foaming mass of sound that could cause serious bouts of limb-flinging or at least frantic head-bobbing.
With a statement that “we believe in a time when we know everything about everyone, a little mystery can be a good thing,” The Vestals take the give away nothing approach to their live shows as well, where they can be witnessed all wearing black and turning the lights off for their performance. Of course the trouble with surrounding yourself in such mystery is that it just makes people want to know more, so it will be interesting to see how The Vestals manage this as time goes on. For now though, just listen and let the music get you buzzing.
The Vestals - Perfect Pain