My post this Sunday was requested by the Offspring. She has just discovered Ecca Vandal and asked me to promote this young, Melbourne artist.
I was a little leery at first – I’ve never been able to ‘sell’ anything I didn’t believe in myself. However after watching this video clip, I’m well and truly a fan. This girl reminds me of Gwen Stephanie before she became mainstream.
Brash, raw and throwing off sparks of vitality, I give you Ecca Vandal and the White Flag:
And now, if you’re still with me, a little background on Ecca Vandal. Radio station Triple J takes the credit for discovering her, and this is what they say about her background:
“South African born with Sri Lankan Heritage, Ecca Vandal’s parents left South Africa after Apartheid in the late 80s, her parents making the decision to find a stable environment in which to educate their daughters.”
[So familiar this; my parents made the same decision in 1957.]
Apparently the family settled in Melbourne, becoming part of the multi-cultural soup that makes Melbourne such a great place to live. We have some of the best food in Australia, a vibrant cultural life – thanks to all those who make their home here – and now we have Ecca.
It feels good to be a Melbournite. 🙂
p.s. No Sydney-siders were harmed in the making of this post.