The music of The Vitals is a vivid combination of post rock, dreamscape and psych with an unexpected punk element.
Formed in Los Angeles, CA, in 2010, The Vitals raw sound comes from the collaboration of friends and founding members, Kate Strand (vocals, guitar), Henrik Linde (guitar), and Dylan Howard (drums). As a trio with no bass player, The Vitals fill sonic space in a way that you wouldn't expect. With their experimental, ambient, and often brash guitar tones, moody vocals that range from angelic highs to a guttural low-rocking belt and dynamic drums that simultaneously kick you in the gut and kiss you on the cheek, the threesome is a true experience.
The Vitals signed to Los Angeles based record label Org Music in 2012 and released their debut album ‘Qualia’ in November, 2012. “Quaila” was released on colored vinyl, CD and digitally. To support their debut album, they toured Brazil where they played the acclaimed venue “Cine Joia” in Sao Paulo as well as a short stint in the states including SXSW in 2014. Returning in 2015 with their EP “Gold Night”, The Vitals expanded on their sound by recording four songs live to tape in attempt to capture the intensity of their live show. Following the recording, they toured the US West Coast. “Gold Night” was released on ORG Music digitally and as a limited edition LP. In support of “Gold Night”, The Vitals toured throughout the UK, opening for Australian rock band “Tracer” in 2015. In June, 2016 The Vitals recorded a gritty cover of Duran Durans classic "Come Undone". It was released digitally and is available everywhere online.
Beginning in June of 2018, The Vitals began releasing new singles and unique music videos showcasing their evolved sound, including heavier elements of electronic and punk genres.
Kate, Henrik and Dylan are currently working on new material set to be released summer of 2023.