2013 Preview: Listen Out For – Vuvuvultures

22 Nov

Unlike our featured acts to listen out for in 2013 so far, one band for whom 2012 was not quiet was Vuvuvultures. This innovative and immensely exciting quartet from London, by way of Australia, Brazil and South Africa, has been tearing it up in the last 12 months, gaining quite the reputation for the quality and intensity of their sound and live shows. Not surprising given the stage presence of Harmony in particular, who cavorts and captivates in equal measure throughout her performances. They exude confidence, their music pulsating with attitude, creativity, energy and a whole lot of not-giving-a-fuck-about-what-you-think.

2012 saw the band release its debut EP, the universally acclaimed VVV, release two fantastically dark, visceral and surprising videos, sell out a truck load of shows and they even managed to get into a spat with a fashion designer who appears to have stolen their cooler-than-Fonzie logo. They have also been writing new material, some of which we heard during their appearance at the Norwich Sound & Vision festival and which sounded amazing, and filming two new videos.

The main news of course is their plans for an album in 2013 which, if it is anywhere near as good as the EP (which just gets better and better with each play), should be amazing. They have already blessed us with vibrant, fractious guitars jumping over pulsating, relentless beats, skittering electronics and synths as well as songs that are slow, undulating, grinding, visceral howls.

With more and more people predicting a full-on re-birth of the guitar sound in British music, the time could be right for Vuvuvultures to lead the way.

The VVV EP is available digitally and on vinyl, which you can buy here.

Read More: Laughing about the Energy Snake – Vuvuvultures Interview / Watch: Vuvuvultures – “I’ll Cut You” / Watch: Vuvuvultures – “Pills Week” / In Review: Vuvuvultures – VVV EP

One Response to “2013 Preview: Listen Out For – Vuvuvultures”

  1. Name not supplied December 28, 2012 at 21:36 #

    I do like the VuVuVultures, I thought they were very good when I saw them play once.

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