TheVagrants Renate Iorio Melbourne Independence, that is the word that sums up The Vagrants. From the first of their 3 CD's you could tell this was going to be a hard band to put in a category. The latest release is easier. It is ROCK at its finest. No other superfluous adjectives to make it sound trendy, just great, classic, solid rock with their own unique sounding hot lead singer, with a real voice, very complex guitar work made to sound simple, with punchy bass riffs, thumping drums, and superbly written songs by Steve Iorio that range from very serious, to downright hysterical. Like heroin, The Vagrants are addictive. The live show is just a sweaty soaking wet t shirt ready to happen. Vocalist Renate Ludwig is the real deal and her intensity has finally been captured on a recording. Va-Va-Voom... It is the sound of rumbling earth, shaking bones and bam, a herd of Rhino run right thru the living room. The Vagrants have been touring relentlessly for 6 years, so if you haven't caught them live it is your own fault. So go on line, buy a CD and come to a gig and sing along with everyone else!!!