On 28 April 2021, Vinok released their first full album. The American-Ukrainian indie-rock band have created a thirty-five minute, eleven-track album that deserves your attention.
The album, whilst classed as indie-rock, roams around the pop and rock genres throughout – from the dance beats featuring on many tracks, to the heavy-metal guitar and drums which happily appear in the same song. They beautifully mix parts of early Garbage with No Doubt/Gwen Stefani (to mention just a few), meaningful lyrics with some great guitar playing. Whilst it’s primarily the music that draws you in, a desire to figure out the meaning of the lyrics keeps you listening to this release again and again.
Vinok have created a very listenable album, which makes you want to move, and dig further into where the lyrics came from. Whilst it doesn’t cleanly fit into any genre/sub-genre, that doesn’t detract from a good album – hopefully the first of many.
Holy Fool by Vinok is out now and available digitally from Bandcamp, Apple Music and Spotify.