Introducing: Vulgarithm

Vulgarithm is for fans of riffs and club classics on steroids. Vulgarithm “takes the best metal riffs of the early 2000s, mixes it up with 90s dance music, and adds a unique touch of crushing beats. It is for fans of music who crave originality and fresh ideas, and for those who seek to escape.” Dive into the world of Vulgarithm right here…

What are the origins of Vulgarithm?

Vulgarithm as a concept came about after attending the Bluedot festival for a few years. Having been heavily influenced by Rock and Metal all my life, it is predominantly what I played whilst in bands past and present, but I do have a love for electronic music and many artists had a very visual experience when performing as well as audio. I wanted to create a new genre that combined the two and create a whole new visual experience for your average music fan, make them come away thinking “never expected to see that”. Sadly Vulgarithm only became into existence just as a global pandemic hit our lives.

How did you feel performing your first gig? And how was it?!

While I have not been able to take this out into the local live scene yet, I have been able to do some occasional online streamed gigs. It was a little rough around the edges getting to grips with the best sound, but the 2nd set was by far the most successful, performing a mixture of originals and heavy covers of Ibiza club classics.

What should people expect when they check Vulgarithm out?

Vulgarithm takes the best metal riffs of the early 2000s, mixes it up with 90s dance music, and adds a unique touch of crushing beats. It is for fans of music who crave originality and fresh ideas, and for those who seek to escape. While some songs have serious subjects, it’s really important to remember that you shouldn’t take Vulgarithm seriously from a lyrical point of view. I call it Riff Rave.

I had a few publications review my first 2 EPs, here is a list of some of the bands they think I sound like: Beastie Boys, Default, 311, Nine Inch Nails, Pop Will Itself, “The Prodigy on angel dust”, Beck. If this list doesn’t make you intrigued, I don’t know what will.

What are you working on at the minute that people can check out?

Currently finishing the 3rd installment in my debut EP trilogy “Share in the 3rd Degree” which should be out some point in 2021, in the meantime, there are 2 EPs “Share if You Agree” and “Share if You Disagree” already available on all streaming sites and our website.

What band out there at the minute do you feel that you would be best suited to open for?

I have big riffs and beats that make you bounce, and I want the crowd to have a party, so the obvious choice is Skindred. Seen them a few times now and they never have an off night, just so much fun. I feel my style of music would go down well with Skindred fans.

Who do you feel is the next band to break out?

There are soooooooooo many bands out there that are very good, and are doing very well. From my own personal taste though, I really hope someone like Alien Weaponry pick up some serious momentum because their debut album was pretty sweet. From an electronic point of view, check out Owl Vision, absolute filthy sound and a huge sound.

What are your first musical memories? And what was the light bulb moment that made you go “I want to do that”?

I’ve always been musically minded. Started playing piano at age 6 but didn’t practice that much though. I started listening to music in more detail around the age of 9 or 10 (specifically Oasis and the Britpop scene) but I saw a guy play guitar with his teeth in a production of “Return to the Forbidden Planet” and thought “I have to learn the guitar”. Never looked back.

What was the last gig that you attended as a fan?

Last rock gig? Skindred Halloween party 2019
Last ACTUAL gig? Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Latvia, Jan 2020.

I miss gigs, don’t you? [we do!]

The album that you have in your album collection/Spotify playlist that would surprise most people?

That’s a hard one, as most people who kind of know me aren’t shocked by what I listen to. I listen to pretty much everything from the ambience of Enya, Brian Eno, and Dead Can Dance to the sheer craziness of guitars and electronics from Slayer to Aphex Twin, and everything in between. What I don’t have is any generic pop from 2010 onwards, everything else is fair game.

Although 2020 was a year to forget for many reasons, there was some incredible music released; what would be your album of 2020?

Without a shadow of a doubt “Ohms” by Deftones, an obvious choice for anyone who listens to Alternative music. Back to their best and as fresh as they were 20 years ago. phenomenal album! This is the benchmark in quality that I constantly aspire to.

How active are you on social media and where can people connect with you?

I am most active on Facebook and Youtube

You can buy music and merch via my website.

Also, my music is available on all streaming sites, Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Deezer, etc.

Do check us out!

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