Adversity maketh the band. Vadoinmessico have spent a year without money you can fold or a studio to call home. Things were going well at first. The combustible sense of excitement meant that the songs came quickly. It was the sound of a band coming together cohesively for the first time. We were optimistic. Then things fell apart. Half of the debut album was recorded at the original Shunt HQ: then their license was revoked. Instruments were hauled on buses in rush hour and tubes in the dead of night. People argued. People looked for disused and often illegal places to practice. It was noisy. People called the Police.