Rob is playing live at The Bull & Gate in London on Wednesday June 13th, promoted by Club Fandango with info here. The full address for the venue is 389 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2TJ, and Rob will be on stage around 8pm. It’s £6 or £5 in advance / with flyer which you can pick up here. See you there!
We’re very pleased to announce that the next EP by Robert Vincent will be “My Pill”, released July 22. You can watch the video above, on YouTube and Vimeo. You can also pre-order the CD and download bundle direct from us here. We’ll let you know when you can buy the download from iTunes, Amazon, etc but the only place you can buy the CD is direct from us or if you see Rob play live.
The more eagle eyed among you will have noticed we have a new free EP available from this site and Facebook. It’s cunningly called “Freeep” and consists of 3 tracks. Two of the tracks are brand new (“Life In Easy Steps” and “Burns Like Cotton In The Fields”, both performed acoustically), while “Denial (Acoustic)” is taken from Rob’s first release, “The Bomb EP”.
You can now hear Rob’s recent radio session and interview on our Soundcloud here. Enjoy!
You can hear a session by Rob on the BBC iPlayer from Sunday May 6th here, also including an interview with Dave Monks. Enjoy!
‘Holy’ is simply about the times when we all of us reach out for something bigger. That entity, whatever it may be for us…something more holy. It questions our inherent belief in a higher force that isn’t necessarily ‘God’. We all, at times, question why, if there was a higher being, he would allow things out of our control to happen. And the biggest question, were we better people when we had something to believe in? “Don’t shade me now…..from the light that’s shining down. It keeps my darkness at bay…keeping me holy”
My Pill is a hard song to explain, only because everyone has their take on it. It’s about knowing you want something but also knowing it could be the ruination of you, like the line “You were my Pill, you were my enemy”. It could be an addiction, to drink, drugs, gambling…it could be falling in love with someone you know is not good for you. It’s about things that make you feel good but are not necessarily good for you and letting them go is hard. The last chorus has the line. “You are a silent look, you are a confidence still left in me”. Sometimes we don’t have to say anything about a situation, but we can take a lot from it.
‘November’ is one of those tracks that is just purely from imagination, not at all being based on any personal experiences. It leans heavily on my love of old Western soundtracks, especially Ennio Morricone “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. Once I had the opening chords and feel for the song, I started to imagine a sequence of events around the murder of a women by her husband who then pins the blame onto a friend who the husband believes is in love with his wife. Being the first man on the scene and having no other defence other than to run. The accused has to return having the weight of the death on his mind and to clear his name. He remembers the dying words of the wife and sends a message to the courtroom, urging them to search the house. And in relaying the information that the wife had provided, of other bodies and their location, “The cellar box room”, the mans name is rightfully cleared.
Looking forward to playing these dates as part of Ben Dlugokecki’s Village Hall extravaganza tour. Visit the live section here for more details.