British rock band VEGA will release their new album “Grit Your Teeth” on Friday 12th June
2020 via Frontier Records. The album will be available pre-order from March 20th from
https://orcd.co/grityourteeth and www.vegaofficial.co.uk. The first single “Grit
Your Teeth” will be released Friday March 20th and will available digitally from Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify.
Says the band’s lead singer and frontman, Nick Workman, “Selfishly, we’ve taken a few risks
by recording an album, that, first and foremost, we can be proud of. Don’t try and tag it with any sub-genre of rock or metal, just enjoy it.”
“Nick’s right, says VEGA’s keyboardist, James Martin. “We set out to do something different on this
album. We wanted to stand out from the rest of the pack.”
“The band agreed on making a more modern sounding and edgy record.” Reflects VEGA’s drummer,
Martin Hutchinson. I think we definitely achieved that.”
“I think it’s our best album yet,” adds guitarist Mikey Kew.
If the last album, “Only Human”, was a commentary of what was going on our lives. The new album
is very much a reflection of those times and the outcomes. It’s a very positive album in its overall
message, but it also has a lot of dark moments. It was very therapeutic for the band to write and
record the album.
VEGA’s love for love rock from the 80’s and early 90’s shines through without rehashing it. Their
inspiration comes from the 80’s and 90’s (they even have a Miami Vice drum roll), however, the
album also draws inspiration from other places, and dragged into 2020.
VEGA wrote the album from January 2019 until they started recording in August 2019. The album
was recorded in an industrial unit in York with the Graves Brothers who have previously produced
Asking Alexandria. That is more the “metal” side of the album and was a perfect fit for VEGA as they
wanted to blend melody and hooks with power.
“Joe and Sam Graves did a great job producing the album. They knew exactly what the band were
trying to achieve,” says Workman. Tracking finished by September 2019. Mixing and mastering was
completed before Christmas.
Says VEGA’s bass player, Tom Martin – “This is stadium rock for 2020.”