VISTA KICKS –the Los Angeles-based rock ‘n roll band known for delivering energetic live shows with their stylishly crafted songs–have released two new music videos this week from their latest album, BOOTY SHAKERS BALL.
The band partnered with Buzzbands.LA to premiere the official video for “Giuliana” today and earlier this week with Pancakes & Whiskey, who premiered “Gimme Love.“
VISTA KICKS—Derek Thomas (vocals), Sam Plecker (guitar/vocals), Trevor Sutton (bass), and Nolan Le Vine (drums)–are also preparing for the festival stages this year as they were recently announced to perform at KAABOO in Del Mar, CA in September, will headline CSUN Sol Fest in Northridge, CA this Saturday (4/7) and also appear at KFMA Day in Tucson, AZ on April 14 alongside A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots and more.
The band recently wrapped the second leg of their 23-date headlining “Booty Shakers Ball” tour, receiving critical praise across the board, with Mike Bax from Toronto’s Pure Grain Audio declaring, “It only took a few moments to recognize the band as something truly special…This was a superb live show” and Constantin Preda from Los Angeles’ Blurred Culture adding, “Their sound is a beautiful blend of The Beatles meets Motown with plenty of gritty rock and roll and flare mixed in…They restore faith in how music can be edgy, entertaining, and pleasurable…Vista Kicks kick music ass and they belong on everyone’s Spotify playlist.” During the tour, which included four appearances at SXSW, VISTA KICKS stopped by Billboard for a three-song performance on Billboard Live while in New York City.
VISTA KICKS are currently in the studio finishing up their next album, slated for release this summer (all details TBA).
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About VISTA KICKS:
VISTA KICKS–four lifelong friends from Northern California who grew up obsessed with the sounds of AC/DC, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, The Bee Gees and Michael Jackson–began playing anywhere and everywhere with a stage by the age of 16, taking over supper clubs, parties, and backyard barbecues.
After their single “Make It Real” cracked 2 million Spotify streams, they made a collective decision to forego college and trade their small Sacramento suburb for Hollywood, forming VISTA KICKS in late 2015.
Living together in a cramped one-bedroom apartment, the quartet–Derek Thomas (vocals), Sam Plecker(guitar/vocals), Trevor Sutton (bass), and Nolan Le Vine (drums)–quietly ignited a buzz throughout L.A. and beyond with two full U.S. tours under their belts.
Within a year, the band’s independent 2016 Chasing WavesEP and additional singles generated over 5 million cumulative Spotify streams and 3.2 million YouTube views.
However, everything set the stage for the release of their latest debut full-length, BOOTY SHAKERS BALL–self-produced by the musicians themselves and engineered by their guitar player and vocalist Sam Plecker. Best described as a smoked-out collaboration between James Brown and Jimmy Page, it bridges eras.