South African born with Sri Lankan Heritage, Ecca Vandal’s parents left South Africa after Apartheid in the late 80s. After settling in Melbourne, Vandal sunk her teeth into jazz at an early age before discovering the intoxicating world of hip hop and the DIY spirit of punk rock. Bjork is a musical hero, Miles Davis is an all-time favourite, and Mr Bungle and Fugazi led her to the tumult of Deftones and Meshuggah. To describe her influences as ‘broad’ doesn’t quite cut it.
For all this fanfare, it’s staggering to remember that Ecca Vandal has performed live just once – though in that brief 20 minutes was aptly articulated by Channel [V] to be a “remarkable and fierce live presence”. For Melbourne and Sydney crowds wanting to witness Vandal in her element, the opportunity has finally arrived.
The wait is over. Ecca Vandal has announced a Tuesday residency at The Gasometer this March on 10, 17, 24 & 31. Be one of the first to witness Ecca Vandal live.