PLAYED ON: Wednesday 8 May 2013


Area 11

Gig info

Stage Times-

AREA 11- 7PM



Please note these times are just for guidance and are subject to change. KOKO can not be held responsible for changes to the stage times, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

My Vitriol announce a KOKO show this May, the band's first London show since their sold out show here in 2008.

Alternative Rock band My Vitriol released their debut album in the UK in 2001 on Infectious records to unanimous critical & public acclaim. Having been signed after only 7 shows, and 7 months of being together, the band soon unexpectedly found their songs in the otherwise pop dominated mainstream charts of their day.

As a testament to their skills, they counted fans amongst peers, established artists and heroes alike, landing support slots with many of them: Butch Vig & Shirley Manson from Garbage, Chino Moreno from Deftones, Stabbing Westward, Placebo, Muse, Manic Street Preachers, A Perfect Circle, Feeder, Coldplay and Ash, to name a few.

The bands headline shows were noted for the swathes of guitars set to moody backlit silhouettes, interspersed by thundering strobes, all in which....the members could hardly be seen all set. 'Pretentious as it sounds, we wanted to do something a little different to what was around... to create an atmosphere which suited the songs...focussing away from our huge egos!'

My Vitriol had evolved from a punk infused alt-rock outfit into something with greater dimensions altogether. This saw some of the music press draw comparisons to bands from the early 90's 'Shoegaze' era. However while being as expansive and atmospheric, My Vitriol shows were far more melodic and energetic than that scene had ever produced. To this day the band have never played a headline show which did not sell out.

Astoria headline show review, July 2002:
"My Vitriol are capable of reaching places only Nirvana, the Manics and Radiohead have reached before, big words we know but at their best My Vitriol are quite capable of attaining a cinematic, tremolo-bending enormity that catches you right there. That's why we'll never have anything better to do on a Friday night when My Vitriol are in town."

At the end of 2002 after 3 years of solid touring, lead singer Som Wardner announced their hiatus. Despite having only been together for 5 years and with one full album release, My Vitriol's influence can be heard amongst many new artists around the world.

My Vitriol returned to KOKO during their hiatus to play to a sold out crowd. They return once more this May and it is not to be missed.

Early gig offers - enjoy a drink on our roof terrace before the support band

£2.50 Specials…
Becks Vier 440ml
Bulmers Cider 440ml
House Wine 175ml
Vodka & Mix (excl. Redbull)

From 7-8pm Sunday to Thursday and from 5:30-9:30pm* Fridays (ticket holders only).

*if an early show is booked on a Friday the offer runs 7-8pm only.

Please note this is a 16+ show.

Curfew is 11pm.

Tickets for this show are available from the box office at the venue at face value if you pay in cash. Please note promoters may increase ticket price if purchased on the night. Please note, you may be required to have your ID scanned at the front door.


Live photos by Saskia Johnson


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