My Vitriol are Som Wardner (Vocals, Guitar & Lyrics), Ravi Kesavaram (Drums), Seth Taylor (Guitar) and Tatia Starkey (Bass & Backing Vocals). Ravi and Som met at university, where a friend of their’s undertook to record them a demo as a project for his studio-engineering course. Ravi played the drums and Som the rest of the instruments and they put together an EP called "Delusions of Grandeur" in the space of just two days, using every free studio session they could find in the uni!
The name they chose for their band was that of "My Vitriol", not because of its literal meaning of "bitterness", but as a reference to a book called "Brighton Rock" by Graham Greene. In the story, the main character has a bottle of vitriol, which acts as his security when confronted by rivals and is used by him to commit suicide.