Distr.  : NE - Clear Spot
Style   : new wave / indie /

VIETNAM 1       VIETNAM                 THIS QUIET ROOM                 LP      01.2022
VIETNCD 1       VIETNAM                 THIS QUIET ROOM                 CD      01.2022

"This Quiet Room" is the final, definitive statement from New Zealand post-punk/new
wave/dark indie band Vietnam, who formed at highschool in Wainuiomata some forty
years ago. Initially active from 1981-85, and reforming in 2017 to celebrate the
reissue of their self-titled 1985 debut, Vietnam went on to record "This Quiet Room"
between 2019 and 2020. Co-founding member, bassist, and songwriter Adrian Workman
says of the new album: "Renewed interest in our music stimulated by the re-release
of the 1985 EP, coupled with some unfinished business, injected the band with the
motivation to record previously unreleased material along with a batch of new songs
written in the pre-production phase of the album." The finished album follows a
timeline of the band's repertoire, opening with four songs that featured in their
live set in the 1980s, before launching into new material. The transition is
seamless, and the songs are unmistakably Vietnam: the sound and sentiments of the 
original line-up ringing throughout, enhanced by the addition of guest musicians.
"It's taken 37 years to deliver the difficult sophomore album, and we believe it was
well worth the wait", says Adrian. Limited to 300 individually numbered copies
on 180 gram clear vinyl.