In what is known as the latest boom-town, Perth, Western Australia, you will find four semi distinguished gentleman have recently formed a hard hitting riff rock band called Vida Cain.
“Its’s actually my grandmothers name,” laughs lead vocalist Josh Johnstone. “Spelt exactly that way, first name Vida, Last name Cain. The funny thing is she absolutely hated loud music, so I couldn’t picture her being our biggest fan, however her name does have a pretty good ring to it I must admit.”
The band formed in early 2012 and spent their first six months writing, demoing and gigging throughout regional Western Australia. Vida Cain’s first Perth shows have just been announced, head to the ‘tours’ page for dates.
Lead guitarist Chris Rowe describes the bands sound as “rifftastic”
“The music is pretty guitar driven with a few cheeky drum fills and harmonies thrown in for good measure.”
The band’s debut EP is currently being mixed by Andy Lawson who has worked with successful Perth bands End of Fashion, Little Birdy and Eskimo Joe.
“We were super excited to be working with Andy on our debut EP” says drummer JR.
“After hearing his work on so many awesome Australian releases of late we had a really good feeling about how these tracks were going to come out and are nothing short of stoked with the results so far.”
The four lads who make up Vida Cain are founding members, or have been members of such Perth and Melbourne based bands as; The Happy Endings, Bordello, Midnight Mules and Trident Winter.
“I had used the gumtree website to buy a dog, sell a car, acquire some jousting sticks and get rid of a broken overhead projector, but I’ve got to say this was the first time I’ve used it to join a band,” remarks bass player Travis Endersby on how he came to meet the rest of the band.
“One of my mates is now using gumtree to arrange exorcisms, gimp orgies and recruit members for his cult, but I decided to draw the line there,” he laughs.
Keep up to date on all things Vida Cain by stalking and following the band on Facebook, Twitter, Triple J Unearthed or any other stalking media.