This is a review of "Green Demo" recorded by Vatican Jet. The review was written by Rory Holl in 2005.
I went to The Vine once in hope to see these guys play but unfortunately when I arrived they had finished and I was treated to this God-awful electro band - but finally I am happy to hear some of Vatican Jet's material. And I must say I am very pleased I have. This EP is a crazy little jumble of three great tracks from a band that as far as the production values go should be playing bigger places than The Vine!
First track 'Ramona Loves VJ' is a quick quirky rockabilly punk number which starts with the very over-used but effective guitar feedback leading to a great punky melody with some great vocal harmonies yelling out "Ramona, Ramona, Ramona Loves VJ!" Obviously a song to big themselves up.
Second track 'Sum1 2CU' is a real gritty guitar based tune, which offers a mixed flavour of influences in its multi-styled greatness with a bloody excellent chorus! This track is probably the highlight of a very good EP, and how the fucking hell do you guys get such good quality drum recording?!
Third track 'Plan B' has an Eastern feeling, sounding like The Living End going for an Egyptian sound! The droning vocals, and bouncing drums and ear buzzing bass, and a great bridge filled with stabbing drums and "Oh Oh"s.
It's yet another rare delivery of such good rock music, Vatican Jet have obviously put a lot of time and money into this recording, it is tight and it is well produced, and makes you wish your band was as good as this!