Eyes on for '21: Déjà Vega
Déjà Vega are a difficult band to place - not quite Rock, not quite Indie and yet nowhere in between.
Combining the raw energy of Idles with the haunting slurring lyrics of Fontaines D.C they are a sure fire future powerhouse in the emerging New Wave Punk scene.
The band formed in Cheshire before relocating to Manchester, making sure to incorporate their surroundings in their gritty guitar led psychedelia. A self titled album was released in 2019 after a series of acclaimed live shows and several singles.
‘Mr Powder’ and ‘Eyes of Steel’ encapsulate the angry electric sound that has trademarked Déjà Vega’s live performances while tracks like ‘the Ballad of Mr. Alfred Hitchcock’ showcase the production quality of the album, seamlessly mixing in samples without slowing down the tempo.
Despite complications with Covid, the 3 piece have made clear how important live shows are to the Déjà Vega experience, playing socially distanced shows where it is safe to do so.