Posts Tagged ‘Vant’

VANT – ” Do You Know Me “

Posted: January 14, 2017 in MUSIC
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I would have included Vant in the bands that had a great year this year, but with their debut album ‘Dumb Blood’ due out not until February 17th, 2017 is going to be their biggest year yet. The band have worked bloody hard to get to where they are and with songs such as ‘Peace & Love’ ‘Parking Lot’ and ‘Fly-By-Alien’ and a strong political message to back them, I can see them going from strength to strength. The band coming to Nottingham soon.

DUMB BLOOD out 17.02.17.

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VANT – ” Fly By Alien “

Posted: February 11, 2016 in MUSIC, NOTTINGHAM CITY VENUES
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Some people have compared new UK band Vant to the Strokes, the Pixies, and DFA 1979, but these people are also smacking their lips from between their lazily reclined ass cheeks. Sure, Vant play guitars and sing and look cool and sound far more aggressively stoned than your average radio friendly band, but they’re also their own fierce rock n’ roll vehicle. The Strokes? They couldn’t make a track that focuses its aggression so vehemently as Vant do on their most recent track, “FLY-BY ALIEN”,

Unsurprisingly, the track is about extraterrestials; “About an alien travelling through the universe to find a planet that can support life,” says vocalist/guitarist Mattie Vant. “The alien stumbles upon Earth and contemplates destroying the planet but instead leaves its residents with a transmission of hope: ‘You have a meaning, you have a purpose / This life is short, make sure it’s worth it’.” Lovely stuff.

The video itself is directed by Youth Hymns, the self-proclaimed purveyor of “visceral visuals” whose credits include Wolf Alice’s ‘Freasy’ and Slaves’ ‘The Hunter’.

VANT – ” The Answer “

Posted: August 30, 2015 in MUSIC
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Vant write about the world around them, and – with the world in the state it’s in – that necessarily takes them into political spheres. Not in a hectoring, manifesto-like manner, but more in a direct, howling-at-obvious-injustice fashion.

New cut ‘The Answer’ slipped online a few moments ago, and it rages against the suffering of innocent people in Syria and the ‘special relationship’ between the UK and the United States.

VANT: There's not much to dislike about VANT. Often clocking in at around two minutes, their clutch of songs are arresting despite being so slight and Mattie Vant's lyrics are surely destined to be screamed back at him by bulging festival crowds. Not ones to outstay their welcome, expect a breezy set with buckets of attitude.

VANT – ” Do You Know Me “

Posted: June 9, 2015 in MUSIC
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‘Do You Know Me?’ official video directed by Steve Gullick,

Here’s VANT, a band we didn’t know a great about at first but their fresh from supporting Royal Blood on tour and have been Zane Lowe’s “Next Hype” on Radio 1. ‘Parasite’ is the debut track from VANT and even though the track only lasts 1 minute 24 seconds, the track was played three times in the same show by Zane Lowe! The track shows off VANT’s exciting grunge-pop vibe and although we know it won’t be everyone’s taste, it’s certainly ours.

VANT has a punchy, rock vibe and they bring infectious live music to the Westgarth in Middlesbrough so if you are in the area, be sure to check them out!