Lisbon – Vice

We picked Lisbon for one of our first Going Inbox more than a year and a half ago and we can easily say now that the Newcastle-based alt-pop four-piece has come a long way since that moment. With an addictive formula that mixes Foals’ melodic textures with the electronic raids of Everything Everything, Lisbon’s debut EP Life Is Good was a breakthrough for the band, who then massively toured across the UK. Vice is their first offering after that the EP was dropped and follows the same anthemic path, with rousing guitar tangles and relentless percussions.

Lead singer Matthew Varty said that “‘Vice’ is about being young, drunk, in love, troubled, and crazy all at the same time. Lyrically I wanted the song to sound like a diary entry, like some sort of confession. When you’re under pressure and you start juggling all these vices, it makes a recipe for an incredibly fun disaster.