VATTICA is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of Alexander Millar (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Prentice (drums, percussion, backing vocals). They are signed to Another Century Records / Sony Music.
Formed in early 2013, the band quickly built a local following in Southern California, including on the infamous Sunset Strip, performing at legendary venues such as The Viper Room, The Roxy Theater and The Troubadour. VATTICA’s bombastic and energetic live show caught the attention of Another Century / Sony Music, who promptly offered the band a recording contract in 2015.
In 2016 VATTICA entered the studio to begin recording their debut album at The Mix Room in Burbank, CA with veteran producer Ben Grosse (Thirty Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin, Daughtry, Filter, Depeche Mode, Red, Vertical Horizon).
“Working with Ben and his team at The Mix Room is amazing” says Alexander. “He completely understands what we’re trying to accomplish, both sonically and thematically, and has no shortage of interesting and insightful suggestions and techniques to help us accomplish that.”
“Also, he’s either produced or been directly involved with so many records that have been influential to us,” adds Prentice. “It’s an amazing experience to be able to work with someone like that.”
VATTICA’s music is alternative pop rock characterized by soaring vocal melodies, driving guitars, vast orchestration and commanding rhythm sections of wide dynamic variety. Their lyrical content often reflects on the universal themes of the human experience, while also commenting on sociopolitical issues. The band adopts a cinematic quality to both their creative process and musical style, as both Alexander and Prentice are highly influenced by film, particularly Sci-fi and Tech-noir.
VATTICA is noted for their energetic live performances and for their fresh and unique take on a familiar and widely embraced genre of music. They have been compared to artists such as 30 Seconds To Mars, Green Day, Muse, Our Lady Peace, U2, Depeche Mode and One Republic.