Ecca Vandal has already been labelled an enigma. It’s not necessarily because of the lack of information available on her, but instead might have something to do with her musical pedigree and her defiant strut into a tornado of influences that she’s seen to make on debut single White Flag.
You’d be forgiven for admiring her for the Beacon Street era Gwen Stefani vibe alone. Ecca has the same chutzpa as the Orange County queen of ska, and commands attention in the same unrelenting manner.
But just as White Flag has you convinced it’s moments away from breaking into an unrestrained catchy chorus, Ecca flips the track on its head and channels M.I.A with the bombastic swagger of Santigold and before you can regain your footing combines 90s post grunge power in the track’s epic climax, evoking the spirit of Refused’s Dennis Lyxzen and hammering home every single reason why you should never judge a book by its cover.