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Scottish alt-rock quartet The Van T’s return with a buzzing new single, the ‘Seeing Stars’. The fuzz-laden ode to self-preservation is out today via 7 West Music. The Van T’s are the West of Scotland 4-piece comprised of Chloe Van Thompson (vocals, guitar), Hannah Van Thompson (vocals guitar), Joanne Forbes (bass) and Shaun Hood (drums).

Produced by Margo Bloom at Hermitage Studios, the reverb-driven track serves as a taster of their upcoming EP. Charmingly caustic and confident, The Van T’s manifest the pursuit of happiness into a soaring dreamscape of vocal harmonies, percussion and lyrics that speak to existential becoming.

“I wrote ‘Seeing Stars’ off the back of an ongoing battle with mental health issues,” explains Hannah Van Thompson. “After a year-long slump I started off with the lyrics ‘I want to believe in something inside me’. It started off as words on paper and grew arms and legs until eventually I had a song. I’m happy with the way the music itself resonates a sense of growth in strength. I wanted the song to be punchy and bright, it sort of reflects the way I want to progress in getting better. I hope those who have the same issues can relate to this song.”

The Van T’s Released on: 2020-06-19
Band Members
Chloe Van Thompson,
Hannah Van Thompson,
Joanne Forbes,
Shaun Hood,

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The Van Thompson twins Hannah and Chloe are joined by bassist Joanne Forbes and drummer Shaun Hood to create their grunge/surf-rock sound. They recently played a sold-out headline gig at King Tut’s and were overwhelmed by the love they felt from the crowd, who knew every word and were more than ready for a good dance. With two EPs and a whole host of brilliant gigs under their belts, as well as their singles being featured on TV shows like Tattoo Fixers and Made in Chelsea, they’re one of the hottest bands on the scene right now, and are clearly going places.

Bittersweet’, the latest single from Glasgow’s The Van T’s, now accompanied by a video . The clip, features the four live on stage at Jumpin’ Jacks in Newcastle, hanging out back stage, and out on the street having fun.
Catch The Van T’s live at the following dates:

11 North Britain Festival, Stockton
21 The End Festival – The Social, London
22 Jimmys, Manchester