This Feeling

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

VANT share 'Peace & Love' - and we can't stop listening




Words: Linn Branson

VANT are an incredibly exciting band, live and on record, there is no getting away from. Unfortunately there is still another four months before they drop their heavily, hotly and gagging-for-it awaited debut album.

‘Dumb Blood’ will be unleashed on February 17 2017. And to get you panting even more for a large aural chunk of VANT, the band have preceded it with new track ‘Peace & Love’.

Enigmatic frontman Mattie Vant says of the song: “We finished writing ‘Peace & Love’ in the wake of the Paris attacks. 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’.”

Ah, don't you just love 'em.



VANT are on tour in the UK as of tomorrow. Get in!

VANT tour dates

OCTOBER
13 Rock City Nottingham *
14 O2 Academy Oxford *
15 Cambridge Corn Exchange *
17 Ironworks Inverness *
18 O2 Academy Leeds *
19 Liverpool University Guild of Students (Mountford Hall & Stanley Theatre) *
20 O2 Academy Sheffield *
21 The Empire Middlesbrough *
23 O2 Guildhall Southampton *
24 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London *
NOVEMBER
12 The Cluny Newcastle
18 Moles Club Bath #
19 HOYfest 2016 Cardiff
20 The Scholar Leicester #
21 Fibbers York #
23 Electric Circus Edinburgh #
24 King Tut's Glasgow #
25 Trades Club Hebden Bridge #
26 Kasbah Coventry #
28 The Haunt Brighton
29 Scala London #
30 O2 Institute Birmingham with Nothing But Thieves and Airways
DECEMBER
01 Manchester Academy with Nothing But Thieves and Airways
02 O2 Academy Brixton London with Nothing But Thieves and Airways

* with You Me At Six
# with Partybaby

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