Miss Vincent have just released their debut new album ‘A Funeral For Youth’ via Silent Cult.

Emotive, Captivating and fueled with rock and roll energy, it’s a slice of sunshine-stained punk that feels so vital at a time like this. Pushing them into new waters whilst holding on to times past, it’s so good to see the band share their debut record.

To find out a little more about how the band got to this stage we caught up with guitarist Lawrie to have a chat.

Hey Miss Vincent, Thank you for joining us today. Could you please tell any of our readers that haven’t heard about the band yet what you’re all about?

Hey! We’re a punk rock band from Southampton, blending big catchy choruses with vintage 50s vibes, and oozing with vocal harmonies. Think Alkaline Trio playing Buddy Holly songs.

Congrats on the release of your debut album ‘A Funeral For Youth’. How are you feeling about this right now?

Absolutely ecstatic. We’ve been working towards this release for more than three years now and we’re all so happy (and relieved) that the moment is finally here. This album is really a statement of identity for us, this is the Miss Vincent we’ve always wanted to be.

Could you talk to us about the process you have made as a band to get to this point?

Over the years we’ve slowly zoned in on exactly what we want to be and what we want to create. Things have definitely taken longer than we would’ve liked (the pandemic sure didn’t help), but looking back I feel that all the shows we’ve played and the EPs we’ve previously released are like stepping stones to where we are now. Since we started making this record we’ve played our biggest shows to date across the UK and Europe, but we’ve also had some very challenging times both as a band and on a personal level. There genuinely were times when we weren’t sure if this album would ever be released, but thankfully, here we are.

Throughout the build-up of this album, we saw you release 3 singles ‘Gravity’, ‘Heresy’ and ‘Rosaline’ how did you guys come to the decision that these 3 would be the ones that you would release?

Those three songs do a perfect job of representing all the different parts of the record. Gravity is just a great big fucking rock song, but with a bridge pulled straight out of the 1950s. Heresy is one of the darker moments on the album, which I think people who have followed us for a long time have come to expect and will hopefully enjoy. And Rosaline is a straight up, no bullshit, catchy as fuck punk rock song that you can dance to.

We’re loving the artwork for ‘A Funeral For Youth’ could you please explain the meaning behind this?

Early on in the writing process we started drawing lots of influences from movies, which was something we got to explore even further once we started shooting the music videos. Lots of these songs have stories woven into the lyrics, so we thought of having the single covers look like vintage movie posters. And where would you see a lot of movie posters? At the cinema. Once we’d decided on a name for the album, the idea for The Melancholy Theatre came from the lyrics to that song, and that was it, everything flowed very naturally from that point. The cover was painted by Mark DeSalvo, he’s a California based artist who’s worked with some incredible punk bands including NOFX, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name and the Bombpops. He totally understood what we were aiming for with the cover and I honestly don’t think anyone could’ve done it better. He’s a super nice dude and we still keep in touch with him, hopefully we’ll make it to the US one day and we can grab a beer at a show.

If you had to describe the album in 3 words which would you pick?

Melancholic 1950s punk.

Has listening to any other bands throughout your youth inspired this record?

Absolutely, and it’s hard not to mention the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtracks when it comes to our collective youth. All four of us and so
many of our friends in bands will still say those games had a huge influence on their music taste and the music they make today. AFI, Bad Religion, Ramones, Alkaline Trio… The soundtracks to those games were a gateway to a whole world of punk rock and alternative music for so many skater kids and weirdos who didn’t fit in, and those bands are still influencing us today.

You’ve recently supported Creeper and announced 2 headline shows to celebrate the release of your album. How does it feel to be back playing shows again?

It’s been so much fun, and honestly, very freeing. On one hand it almost felt like we had to learn how to be a live band again after not playing together for such a long time, but on the other hand, it felt like we’d never been away from it, like we just picked up right where we left off as if nothing had happened. It was weird, but amazing. We’re so excited about the two headline shows as well, the record will have
been out for over a month by the time we play them so we’re looking forward to debuting all these new songs and everyone singing along with us. It’s gonna be an experience, for sure.

What can we expect to see from Miss Vincent in the future?

In the very near future you can expect another music video, I won’t spoil the surprise by telling you which song it’s for though. Aside from that we’re really looking forward to getting back out on tour, it’s been way too long.

Thanks for joining us guys. Any last comments you would like to mention to fans?

If you’ve been following us since day one, or if you’ve just heard our music or the first time, thank you for being a part of this. We are Miss Vincent, and everyone is welcome.

‘A Funeral For Youth’ is available now on all platforms.