“...music that deserves to be played
at ear-threatening decibels to as
many people as possible.” - Noisey
"... untameable Gordian knots of noise and forays into psychedelic fuzz..." - The Line Of Best Fit
"...a surf rock band, but only if your idea of surfing involves getting pummeled by a giant wave..."- Consequence of Sound
“...sounding big, drenched in feedback...”
- Huw Stephens BBC Introducing
Glasgow based four-piece The Van T’s have imposed their reverb-laden brand of alt.rock upon the musical landscape over the past twelve months or so. Their relentless sound has resonated on both sides of the Atlantic; picking up impressive support both at home in the UK and Europe as well as some of the most notable North American tastemakers. The Van T’s continue their impressive run of releases with their new single Fresh Meat, which is out now via LAB Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream via Spotify.
The single premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and is available to listen to via LAB Records' Soundcloud page.
Caustic, jagged yet endearingly melodic, The Van T’s are one of the most exciting young bands to emerge from the Scottish music scene in quite some time. Fresh Meat further enhances The Van T’s burgeoning reputation. Waves of gutsy, riff-driven guitar soundscapes wash over you and are accented beautifully by a rhythm section creating foot-tapping, hip-shaking grooves, neatly fused together by the effected harmonised vocals bleeding out from the speakers.
Comprised of twin sisters Hannah and Chloe Van Thompson (guitar, vocals), Joanne Forbes (bass) and Shaun Hood (drums), 2016 was a breakout year for the band. Premieres on the likes of Huw Stephens' BBC Radio Introducing show, Noisey, Consequence of Sound, Clash Magazine and Dork were followed by support slots with Yuck and Rat Boy as well as appearances at T in The Park, where they headlined the BBC Introducing Stage, Electric Fields, Wide Days and Stag and Dagger. 2017 has seen the band continue to make their mark having supported The Jesus And Mary Chain in Amsterdam at the renowned venue Paradiso, as well as Clean Cut Kid at London’s Scala and performing a two day stint at the Great Escape Festival.
Fresh Meat by The Van T’s is out now via LAB Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream via Spotify.