Vattica

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VATTICA
VATTICA
VATTICA – Alexander Millar in 2021
Background information
Also known asVattica
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2013–present
Labels
Websiteofficialvattica.com
Members

Vattica, (stylized VATTICA) is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 2013. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Alexander Millar is the only permanent member of the band.[1][2][3] The band performed at venues such as The Viper Room, The Roxy Theater and The Troubadour. They were signed to a recording contract in 2015 by Another Century / Sony Music.[4]

History[edit]

VATTICA formed in 2013 in Los Angeles, California as a collaboration between Alexander Millar, Prentice and Joey Jane. The name VATTICA is a fusion of Old English and Latin root words and syllables: Vat (faet), meaning vessel, and Vatic/Vatical (of or characteristic of a prophet or oracle), and Ah (exclamation expressing surprise/irony).[5] By 2014 the group had performed at various notable venues and clubs around Los Angeles, including The Roxy Theater, Whisky a Go Go, The Viper Room and The Troubadour.

Early Years (2014-2017)[edit]

In August 2014, VATTICA entered the studio to record a self-produced demo album in Los Angeles.[6][7] In January 2015, the band announced their signing to Another Century Records.[8][9]

Debut album recording (2017)[edit]

In 2016 VATTICA entered the studio to begin recording their debut album at The Mix Room in Burbank, California, with record producer Ben Grosse.[10] In 2017 VATTICA finished their debut album. At the same time, Another Century was absorbed by RED Music.[11][12] Alexander elaborated on the separation further in an interview with Pure Grain Media.[13] In an interview with Bi Pride UK in 2020 Alexander spoke further about getting out of the band's recording contract.[14] VATTICA then joined forces with new management and released their first single, “REMEMBER TO BREATHE”, on their own label VILLIS with distribution through The Orchard in April 2018.[15][16]

Independent success: 2018-Present[edit]

VATTICA released their second single and music video, "Criminal", in October 2018.[17][18][19] In 2019 VATTICA announced that the band would be appearing on the High School Nation tour.[20]

2020: EP release[edit]

In 2020 VATTICA released their debut EP entitled "Believe".[21][22][23] That same month the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States and all of their shows were canceled and the newly added members of the group went their separate ways.[24] During this time Alexander kept writing music and VATTICA released their single "Make It (I Know)".[25] The same year Alexander publicly came out as bisexual.[26]

2021: Single Release[edit]

VATTICA has released one new single so far in 2021, called "Broken Glass".[27][28] Alexander publicly came out as nonbinary.[29]

Musical style[edit]

VATTICA’s music is alternative pop rock characterized by soaring vocal melodies, driving guitars, vast orchestration and commanding rhythm sections of wide dynamic variety.[30] Their lyrical content often reflects on the universal themes of the human experience, while also commenting on sociopolitical issues.[31]

Members[edit]

Current

  • Alexander Millar – songwriting, lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboard, programming

Former

  • Prentice – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Joey Jane – bass, backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VATTICA - Official Website for alternative rock band VATTICA". VATTICA - Official Website for alternative rock band VATTICA. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  2. ^ "VATTICA (@vattica) TikTok". VATTICA on TikTok. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  3. ^ "VATTICA (@vattica) TikTok". VATTICA on TikTok. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Interview with Vattica at the Viper Room". Musicjunkiepress.com. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  5. ^ "VATTICA - Official Website for alternative rock band VATTICA". VATTICA - Official Website for alternative rock band VATTICA. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Tortoise & The Hare Experience Interview Vattica". Entertheshell.com. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-18. Retrieved 2017-03-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Interview with Vattica at the Viper Room". Musicjunkiepress.com. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-03-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "The Mix Room - Client List". Themixroom.com. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Exclusive: Century Media Founder Robert Kampf Talks About Major Label Acquisition Rumors and Company's Future - MetalSucks". metalsucks.net. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Mi2N.com - VATTICA Announces Release Of Debut Single "Remember To Breathe"". Mi2n.com. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  13. ^ Contributor (2020-03-30). "You Better "Believe" that Vattica's New Single Rocks". v13.com. Retrieved 2020-03-30. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  14. ^ Contributor (2020-03-30). "Alternative rock, musical metaphors and partying with unicorns – we met with lead singer and guitarist of VATTICA Alex Millar". v13.com. Retrieved 2020-03-30. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  15. ^ "Remember to Breathe". Open.spotify.com. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Remember to Breathe - Single by Vattica". Itunes.apple.com. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  17. ^ Contributor (2018-10-23). "VATTICA Release Official Music Video for "Criminal"". Tattoo.com. Retrieved 2019-03-03. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  18. ^ "Vattica Not Afraid to Call Out Injustice With "Criminal" | Shutter 16 Magazine". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  19. ^ "ALEXANDER MILLAR on Instagram: "Responding to #YouTube #comments on the #new @vattica #musicvideo! More in my IG #story! Some really nice ones and some not so nice ones…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  20. ^ "VATTICA on Instagram: "Beyond STOKED to announce that we will be on the @highschoolnation tour next month!🤘🤘🤩"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  21. ^ "Believe". Open.spotify.com. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  22. ^ "Believe - Album by Vattica". Itunes.apple.com. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  23. ^ Contributor (2020-03-30). "You Better "Believe" that Vattica's New Single Rocks". v13.com. Retrieved 2020-03-30. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  24. ^ "Interview with Vattica". rockermagazine.com. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  25. ^ "Make It on Spotify". spotify.com. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  26. ^ "Vattica Instagram". instagram.com. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-12-26. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  27. ^ "Broken Glass on Spotify". spotify.com. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  28. ^ "Review of Broken Glass by Vattica". rockermagazine.com. 27 April 2021. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  29. ^ "Vattica Instagram". instagram.com. 30 March 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-12-26. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  30. ^ "RED Bring the Streets to the Stage While Rocking Los Angeles". Noisecreep. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  31. ^ "Interview: VATTICA takes on Los Angeles". Axs.com. Retrieved 31 October 2018.

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