Viva Stereo formed from the ashes of a guitar
band in 2001 with the view to making music that would encompass
a full weekends ebbs and flows.
Saturday nights are important to Viva Stereo
but with it comes the Sunday morning soul searching and the
combination of these are what give the 'stereo' sound its
in their 10th year together, Viva Stereo release their 4th
album 'Endure the Dark to See the Stars' through De-Fence
Records on May 9th.
album was recorded at Chem19 and Diving Bell Studios and
Produced by Derek O'Neill who recently worked on
the last Phantom
Band album. It features guest vocals from Rob Waddington
of Ambrose Tompkins. Gone are the drum loops and 'electronic'
sounds of old with the band embracing a new, more organic
The Dark To See The Stars'
02 - Endure
the Dark to See the Stars
03 - New Life
04 - Dogs
05 - Got Myself Lost
06 - Good Friend
07 - There's a Riot
08 - My Beating Heart
09 - Nocturne
10 - We Set Sail
- Released May 2011
is Not a Curse – Debut album released in 2004.
Features the singles ‘Jesus Son’ and ‘Try
Harder’. Includes live faves ‘Copper Wire’,
and ‘Cabin Fever’. Features guest vocals from King
Creosote and Paul Tierney(Odeon Beat Club)
schizophrenia that makes Optimism Is Not A Curse such a fun
album to listen to - you never know if you're going to get
a Bobby Gillespie tribute or something uniquely quirky - such
as the mid-point comedown of Seeping Wounds, which isn't so
much chillout as flatline”. – Review
of Behaviour – Released in 2005. Includes
live faves Syntax Errors, My Own Enemy and She Can Do No
guest vocals from The Pictish Trail, Candythief and Tara Mascara
(Language of Flowers).
“Pretty much still unsigned, and self-financed, this album is
up there with the best of them. While seemingly familiar in
places, bringing to mind New Order and Soft Cell, among their
traditional Scottish influences, there is sufficient originality
in their work to see them through”. – City Life
Lion Roar – Released in 2008. Includes live
faves Night Owl, War Paint and Knee High Boots. Features
Chris Deveney(My Latest Novel), Malcolm Middleton and Candythief.
more you listen to this album, the more it reveals itself to
you in the detail. It really is a cracking LP, one for the
realist, one for the existentialist... one for the fan of the
post-dole cheque hangover...” – Electric Roulette