The Vaporettos
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The Vaporettos

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Pop Psychedelic




"Breaking - Music to Listen to July 2014 - The Vaporettos – Mrs Starkey"

The Vaporettos create British Rock and Roll music out of Vancouver, Canada. Their sound combines post-punk and psych-rock with UK mod culture. Give their music video posted below a look over. Very visually compelling and aesthetic music video to complement their Blur-esque sound. Well done, cheers!

By Eric Vogt
Managing Editor - Casablanca Sunset - Casablanca Sunset

"Top 5 indie tracks of the week - June 28, 2014"

Not only does this track have some yummy synth, it also sounds oh so Libertines and early/good Arctic Monkeys…plus they’re from Vancouver and they’re self-described as “post-punk and psych rock with UK mod culture.” (I think I’m in love…) - Rex Manning Day Music Blog

"Music Compilations with The Vaporettos"

The Vaporettos' first single "Fortress" has been included on the following compilations:

The Active Listener - Sampler #19
Wellington, New Zealand
Psychedelic Music Blog and Label

Indie Rock Playlist
Monthly Playlist - The Active Listener, Indie Rock Playlist

"The Vaporettos – “Fortress”"

The Vaporettos are a rock group from Vancouver that sound relatively similar to early Blur, but with an added post-punk punch. These Canadians showcase a bevy of talent throughout their debut EP, which was produced by Fran Ashcroft (Blur, Dandy Warhols, The Pretty Things). It’s apparent from the get-go with opener “Fortress”. Initially, some loose garage-rock guitars swell over Julian Growcott’s nonchalant vocals. Abruptly and delightfully, a delicious psychedelic swirl of organs signals a shift to a more rigidly polished sound, where those Blur-meets-post-punk comparisons come out in full. It’s a killer track that immediately caught my ear.

Another highlight off the EP is “Mrs Starkey”, an infectious guitar-led track reminiscent of I Should Coco-era Supergrass. It’s a tidy one throughout, with an outstanding final minute-and-a-half featuring a very enticing guitar solo that spontaneously alters effects and perceptions of distance. It’s an excellent cap to one of several highlights on The Vaporettos’ debut EP, a highly recommended release that you can stream below and buy on Bandcamp.

By Mike Mineo.
I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. - Obscure Sound

"Song of the Day: Fortress by The Vaparettos"

The Vaparettos are the newest psych-rock garage band to pop out in Vancouver. These guys definitely have been inspired by UK rock, punk and pop – sounding a little bit like Frank Turner, The Vaccines, and early Arctic Monkeys to name a few modern bands. Their self-titled EP is out on Bandcamp, and the video for Fortress could easily pass for any of our fathers’ garage bands, they got the retro-rock just right. I’d love to see what kind of vintage camera they shot it on and where on Earth they found the film! Check them out if you want a good time English brawl, a boppity sound to get your head and feet moving, and some great throw-back groovy rock all in one!

By Jessica Brodeur.
Co-Founder, Photographer and Writer at Vancouver Music Review. City Editor at Beatroute Magazine. Ambassador at CBC - Vancouver Music Review

"Spotlight Album - Pop Infusion Show"

The Vaporettos' EP was a spotlight album on September 2, 2014 on the Pop Infusion show on 101.5 UMFM Radio out of Winnipeg at The University of Manitoba. - UMFM 101.5 Radio University of Manitoba


Still working on that hot first release.



The Vaporettos formed in the autumn of 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. Inspired by: Britpop, Post-Punk, UK Mod culture, BBC Radiophonic Workshop and 1960's Psychedelic Rock the sound is at once familiar and novel. Their debut EP was mixed and mastered by UK-based producer Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn, Abbey Road Studios, The Pretty Things, The Kingsmen).

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