Vimm : Hands Up Who Likes Me…
A relatively new addition to the Melbourne rock scene are four-piece act Vimm, whose members originally hail from New Zealand, and who came together as little as early last year. Wasting no time in establishing themselves, Vimm (Who comprise of vocalist Tim Moores, guitarist/backing vocalist Daniel Heeps, bassist Adam Barton and drummer/backing vocalist David Heeps) quickly put together some tunes, which eventuated in the band’s debut five track EP entitled Hands Up Who Likes Me….
Over the course of the five tracks, Vimm go to great pains to show just how diverse their collective sound is, with shades of pop/rock, straight out heavy rock and general quirkiness coming out within all the tracks. But despite the varied sounds, Vimm have managed to keep things consistent from start to finish, even if the songwriting at times is a little less polished than how the whole thing sounds overall.
If the idea behind the opening track Don’t You Get It is solely to get the party rocking from the word go, then the band have certainly managed to achieve their objective. Bouncy, catchy and boasting plenty of sing-a-long moments in the choruses, Don’t You Get It is a rocking effort, and one of the tracks on the EP that really stand out.
Mousetrap , although sounding the part, is let down by the amateur lyrical efforts and the ludicrous back-up vocals, while Money Honey (the first track on the EP to be given the promotional video clip treatment) at least masks the issues of the former track with a heavy injection of thick guitars and thundering drums.
Take Me Away is definitely another stand-out effort on the EP to stand alongside the opener (even if the use of banjo in the song takes a bit of getting used to initially), while the acoustic based Stab, Stab, Stab closes out the EP on an otherwise sound note.
Vimm’s debut effort isn’t likely to have many people proclaiming they’re the next big thing to come out of the Melbourne music scene, but I doubt the band are deluding themselves into thinking that was ever going to happen. But what I do think the band hope to get out of this release is the interest for gig goers to come check them out live. And on that front, Vimm are certain to find success with those who check out Hands Up Who Likes Me… .