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VANT – Peace & Love

Politically charged indie rockers VANT announce debut album Dumb Blood, due in February 2017, alongside new single “Peace & Love.”

Positivity shines through on this new cut, something that has often been lacking from their uncompromising other singles that have previously tackled issues of war, global warming and various other social injustices through a bleak lens. As a result “Peace & Love” comes across as their most accessible track to date for a wider audience although it still retains a shedload of VANT’s signature gauche, unapologetic angst in the delivery of their positive mantra which was penned in the wake of last year’s Paris terror attacks.

Frontman Mattie Vant explained: “Atrocities like these are taking place worldwide on a daily basis, but it’s only when something happens so close to home that it truly grabs the full attention of our society. We live on a planet that has forgotten what the words ‘Peace & Love’ mean and what they stood for in the 60s and 70s. The power of the peace movement changed the world forever but our unity is starting to slip. ‘Peace & Love’ have become throwaway words, fashion statements, cheap symbols that have lost their value. We need to reconnect with their true meaning because, more than ever, we are living in a time that really does need ‘Peace & Love’.”

The quartet are currently touring the UK alongside You Me At Six before their own headline tour in November.


12th – The Cluny, Newcastle (Dr Marten’s Presents)

18th – Moles, Bath

20th – The Scholar, Leicester

21st – Fibbers, York

23rd – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

24th – King Tut’s, Glasgow

26th – Kasbah, Coventry

28th – The Haunt, Brighton

29th – Scala, London