Vasco Da Gama
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Vasco Da Gama

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Alternative Rock




"Liverpool Sound City 2011"

"all Faraquet rhythms and intricate fretwork... awesome." - GetIntoThis

"Vasco Da Gama"

"Complicated and catchy, obtuse in arrangement, it's nevertheless packed with pop hooks and great melodies."

"get excited about what's yet to come from this thrilling young band." - What is Music?

"Liverpool Music Week 2011"

"jerkily ace post-hardcore" - The Fly Magazine, Jan 2012 Issue, p57.

"Vasco Da Gama"

"recalls the visceral eclectics of The Mars Volta, whilst smoothing the edges with groove-indulged hooks"

"just as soon as a melody starts to get unpredictable, their music slaps you back into obscurity courtesy of a jilted rhythm or howling vocal line" - Bido Lito! Magazine, Issue 15, p16-17.


"Vasco Da Gama" EP, released October 1st 2011 through Payper Tiger Records.



Named after the 15th century explorer, Vasco Da Gama strive for uncharted territory, attempting to blend the rhythmic and harmonic intricacy of math rock with danceable grooves, singable choruses and blistering dissonance.

The band has been described as "jerkily ace post-hardcore" (The Fly) and having "razor-sharp time-signature tourettes mixed with big hooks" (Bido Lito!), but at the heart of it are essentially just four lads who love to play.

Influences are many and wide-ranging, but common comparisons include Faraquet, Q And Not U, The Mars Volta and Maps & Atlases and the band has thus far played shows with Dutch Uncles, Johnny Foreigner, Hot Club de Paris and Egyptian Hip Hop.