Little Gem Records: Vatican II – “Squirdiller”

Vatican II was formed in the sticky summer of 2012 by Hugh, Paul (Hands Up Who Wants to Die, Shifting, Molossus) and Ivan (Crowhammer), over a mutual appreciation of jam donuts and the music of Unwound, Polvo and Rodan.

They have mostly been focused on writing and rewriting tunes over the last four years, and playing sporadic rock shows with lovely bands like Animal Lover, Golden Oriole, Mayors of Miyazaki, Siorai Geimhreadh, Nothing Clean, Gaze and Woven Skull, amongst others.

“Squirdiller” is their first release, recorded in Guerilla Studios by Ian Chestnutt (Percolator, Molossus). Mastered by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Percolator, Lankum, Lynched, Jimmy Cake)

Cunningly abrasive and excelling in the antagonism of the inner senses, “Squirdiller” is a compact collection of post noise rock, melancholic dirge and revitalising heft.

“It smells of the group which is beginning, which is looking for, not yet to the point but Vatican II has just planted a very interesting seed. Given the quality of the compost, it can give birth to a very good future group.”  Perte & Fracas

Little Gem Records
Available on cassette & DL here

Vatican II are:
Hugh Deasy – Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Paul Clynes – Drums, Vocals
Ivan Deasy – Guitar, Bass

with: Katie Kim on “Crying In The Middle Ages”

All songs written by Vatican II except track 2 written by Vatican II and Katie Kim

Recorded and mixed by Ian Chestnutt
Mastered by John ‘Spud’ Murphy
Artwork by Laura McAuliffe

Little Gem Records
18 Kildare Street
Dublin 2

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