The hardest working band in rock, Hollywood Blues-funk rockers Vintage Trouble return with new album Heavy Hymnal on 23rd June through Cooking Vinyl. This will be the band’s third album and will be preceded by a brand-new track ‘Not The One’ available today.
Heavy Hymnal is Vintage Trouble’s latest album and focuses on the current state of the world in the band’s trademark blues / funk rock style. One track The Love That Once Lingered features vocals from fellow Los Angeleno, jazz and soul singer Lady Blackbird.
History has proven that when the world is in flames, it ignites the empathetic artists to siren their words, music, and rhythm, to blanket society’s fury and nurse scorched souls. The seemingly endless years of pandemic lockdown and social distancing, coupled with the turbulent plague of civil unrest and racial injustice, called on Vintage Trouble to step into their battle wear. Like so often before, they have spun records to drop onto the fighting grounds, with the intent to freeze the frame long enough to momentarily halt the warring world. And while at ease, we can freely choose to think before we strike or decide to retreat, rather than thoughtlessly charge into repeating history. This collection of heavy hymns is from the heart, and it provides a necessary rise to our ever reckoning.
Vintage Trouble comprises lead singer Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, bassist Rick Barrio Dill, and drummer Richard Danielson. Taking the best parts of James Brown, Mick Jagger, Bruno Mars and Prince, vocalist Ty is widely regarded as one of the finest frontmen of his generation. The band will be bringing their electric live show to the UK in the coming months including a slot at Glastonbury Festival the weekend the album is released.
The first track from the album Not The One is also available from today. Singer Ty talks about the meaning behind the track: “This tune is about someone being in a relationship that has them feeling taken advantage of, manipulated, and belittled. When one loves hard, one gives in and compromises deeply to a fault. But there is a power that comes along with self-awareness and the realization that you have taken all that you can take. Enough is enough. No one will respect you more than you respect yourself. The change starts with you. With me in this case. The hardest part about singing and playing this song is the harsh understanding of how far away from my fire I was allowing myself to be, in order to satisfy someone else’s happiness. I remember when I was a kid, hearing grown folks around me that had no intention of dealing with the bullshit that was being thrown at them anymore saying, “I’m Not The One”. It always sounded so strong and liberating to me. We thought to allow the chorus and chords of the song to reside in the late 1950s but have the groove and verse melody swing like modern-day hips.”
Vintage Trouble formed in Hollywood in 2010 and was ushered almost immediately to the world’s stages by legendary music manager Doc McGhee. Their acclaimed performance on “Later with Jools Holland” made them the sixth most trending topic in the world and catapulted their debut album “The Bomb Shelter Sessions” to number one on Amazon’s UK charts. From there, the band was launched into non-stop touring, many times the world over, with acts like the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, The Who, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews, Brian May, Gov’t Mule, Paloma Faith, and Lenny Kravitz to name a few. Vintage Trouble has main-staged Coachella, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Rock in Rio, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful and most other major festivals around the world and the fellas were also crowned “Best New Band” by Classic Rock magazine. They’ve appeared the biggest TV shows around the world including David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, and a record four times in one year on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.
Don Was signed Vintage Trouble to Blue Note records for the bands second record, “1 Hopeful Rd” and that album was followed by their “Chapter II” prolific quad set of Eps. The band has been heavily featured on movies and commercials including Honda, IBM, Supercuts and John Varvatos and many more.
Now, Vintage Trouble have signed to London-based Cooking Vinyl for a worldwide services deal to release the latest chapter in their career with Heavy Hymnal. “It’s an absolute privilege to be working with one of the finest live acts around, and with their most ambitious record to date Cooking Vinyl intends to push the band to a global audience” – Rob Collins, Cooking Vinyl MD
Notes to Editors
Who I Am
You Already Know
Not The One
Baby What You Do
The Love That Once Lingered (feat. Lady Blackbird)
UK Tour Dates
23rd Perranporth Bands In The Sands
24th Glastonbury Festival
26th Norwich Epic Studios
28th Leeds Stylus
29th Edinburgh Queens Hall
30th Manchester Academy 2
1st Birmingham O2 Academy 2
2nd Bristol SWX
3rd London Electric Brixton