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