In 2005, the band released an LP entitled The Weight of an Empty Room. Since the summer of 2005, Vedera has been touring at various times with dredg, mewithoutYou, Communiqué, Thrice, and Underoath. In early January of 2006, Vedera began a 40 city tour opening for Mute Math. That will be followed by a opening stunt for Owen. In early December of 2005, Vedera's label, Second Nature Recordings, announced that the band had been forced to change its name from "Veda" to avoid legal complications with another band of "a similar moniker." Speaking of Vaeda, from New York. _____________________________________________________________________ 2/ Veda, Queen of Ireland, presents her debut album "Star's Edge".
"I'm all about making pop music for modern homosexuals. That's the kind of shit I grew up listening to - so that's the kind of shit I make". For almost a decade now, this "self-made man-made woman" has been the reigning queen of Dublin’s gay nightlight. Space'N'Veda, her weekly show at The George, has cult status among Dublin's more discerning homosexualists.
It's here where Veda first showcased her own own brand of electro-pop music, and developed her unique style of drag performance. "I've always dreamt of having my own album, all my own songs with a big glossy picture of me, and my name splashed across the cover. This is it! Of course in my dream, I was Sheena Easton." The album was written over a period of of two years with electro cutie NeoSuperVital aka Tim O'Donovan (BellX1 drummer). ‘Stars Edge’ is Veda’s first solo album. Combining electro-pop beats with mid-tempo ballads, it is a reflection of Veda’s wide range of musical influences.
"The style reflects the things I truly love: beautiful 80's electro ballads, dirty disco music, thumping dance music and queer pop. I love all the fabulous freaks, like Steve Strange, Pete Burns and Boy George and all the new queens too, like Justin Bond, Our Lady J, Jonny Woo, Patrick Wolf, Empire of the Sun and MGMT." Veda's lyrics paint a musical portrait of life lived in an underground club world, a trannimal jungle where bears eat chickens and where tranny-chasers and drag queens take turns eating each other. "There's a lot of breakup songs on this album, cause there's been a lot of breakups. But some of these songs were written for the queens that I work with, in the spirit of friendship and to try and capture some of their glitter and sparkle in music. Except Dolly." The album smells of petrol and perfume, glistens like silver sequins and is fresher than a new pair of tights.
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