My Vitriol are an alternative rock band from London, England. The band name is taken from the novel Brighton Rock by Graham Greene. The band is often credited with initiating a new wave of Shoegaze, sometimes referred to as Nu Gaze, which bears comparison to genres of 1990s rock music from both sides of the Atlantic; both by American grunge bands such as Nirvana and as well as Irish/British "shoegazing" bands like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. The band currently comprises Som Wardner (vocals, guitar and lyrics), Ravi Kesavaram (drums), Seth Taylor (guitar) and Laura Claire (bass). The band had success in the early 2000s with three Top 40 hit singles in the UK Singles Chart and a UK Top 40 album, before announcing a hiatus at the height of their success. The group released some new material in 2007 but are still yet to release their second album. In recent years little has been heard from the band.
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