With their biggest headline tour to date on the horizon as well as shows as guests to You Me At Six and Nothing But Thieves, VANT are stepping up a gear as the year accelerates to a close. The quartet’s latest accomplishment comes with the release of their new single ‘PEACE & LOVE’ which has been chosen as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record at Radio 1.
The single comes as VANT have finished work on their debut album ‘DUMB BLOOD’ which will be released on February 17th.
A life-affirming, rallying cry for global environmental awareness and empathetic behaviour, ‘PEACE & LOVE’ juxtaposes the beauty of its message with a cacophony of sound as VANT hurtle forwards with their innate balance of melody and aggression.
As vocalist/guitarist Mattie Vant explains: “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’.”
Now available to download and stream, ‘PEACE & LOVE’ will also be released on a limited edition red 7” format on November 25th. The single will be backed with the brand new b-side ‘ALL OUR BABIES’.
The London-based quartet’s impressive accomplishments have covered killer sets at festivals including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Bestival; live shows as far afield as Japan and Norway; continuing support at Radio 1; 4 million streams at Spotify; and shows with bands as varied as Royal Blood, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Hinds and FIDLAR. Along the way, their growing discography has demonstrated their ability to deliver songs of real meaning which organically flow between punk, grunge and garage rock.
VANT’s upcoming shows are:
With You Me At Six
Saturday October 15 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Monday October 17 Inverness, Ironworks
Tuesday October 18 Leeds, O2 Academy
Wednesday October 19 Liverpool, University Guild of Students (Mountford Hall & Stanley Theatre)
Thursday October 20 Sheffield, O2 Academy
Friday October 21 Middlesbrough, The Empire
Sunday October 23 Southampton, O2 Guildhall
Monday October 24 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Saturday November 12 Newcastle, The Cluny – Dr Martens Presents gig
Friday November 18 Bath, Moles
Sunday November 20 Leicester, The Scholar
Monday November 21 York, Fibbers
Wednesday November 23 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
Thursday November 24 Glasgow, King Tuts
Friday November 25 Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
Saturday November 26 Coventry, Kasbah
Monday November 28 Brighton, The Haunt
Tuesday November 29 London, Scala
Wednesday December 7 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg
Thursday December 8 Netherlands Groningen, Vera
Friday December 9 Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
With Nothing But Thieves
Wednesday November 30 Birmingham, O2 Institute
Thursday December 1 Manchester, Academy
Friday December 2 London, O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday November 19 Cardiff, The Gate – Hoyfest