DUMB BLOOD (Deluxe Edition) by VANT on Apple Music

22 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a chest-beating, uncorked wildness to this London-based quartet’s debut—a full-bore approach you can hear amid the mountainous, grungy riffs of “Parking Lot”. But don’t for one-second mistake frontman Mattie Vant’s elemental approach for anything like disposability. Whether imagining extraterrestrial disdain on “FLY-BY ALIEN”, unleashing urgent anti-war sentiment with “THE ANSWER” or conjuring a disaffected generational anthem with “I DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD,” DUMB BLOOD is politically engaged, righteously furious and, yes, anything but dumb.

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a chest-beating, uncorked wildness to this London-based quartet’s debut—a full-bore approach you can hear amid the mountainous, grungy riffs of “Parking Lot”. But don’t for one-second mistake frontman Mattie Vant’s elemental approach for anything like disposability. Whether imagining extraterrestrial disdain on “FLY-BY ALIEN”, unleashing urgent anti-war sentiment with “THE ANSWER” or conjuring a disaffected generational anthem with “I DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD,” DUMB BLOOD is politically engaged, righteously furious and, yes, anything but dumb.

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3:29
3:24
3:01
2:51
2:34
1:55
3:25
0:51
2:29
2:20
1:25
7:07
3:55
2:51
2:44
1:39
2:14
2:51
0:23
2:41
1:24

About VANT

Vant are a London-based indie rock quartet who use their music to express frustration and dissatisfaction with the state of the world, citing politically charged bands such as the Clash and Rage Against the Machine as inspirations. The group's sound is appropriately furious, blending hard-edged garage rock and punk influences. Vant started in 2013 as a solo project of guitarist/vocalist Mattie Vant, who was living in Newcastle, England at the time. He moved to London and began managing a venue called Birthdays, where he met bassist Billy Morris and guitarist Henry Eastham. The three began making music together, and the band's lineup solidified in early 2014, when Mattie Vant invited drummer Martin Söderin to move from Sweden to London to join the band. The group spent the following year working on material, and in 2015 they attracted the attention of Parlophone, who immediately signed the band upon hearing their 80-second debut single, "Parasite," which the band released on their own Dumb Blood Records label. A second single, "The Answer," followed on Parlophone, and the group embarked on an extensive U.K. tour. Drummer David "Greenie" Green joined the band in 2015, replacing Söderin. Following a long period of intense touring, Vant announced that their full-length debut, Dumb Blood, would be released in early 2017. ~ Paul Simpson

  • ORIGIN
    Newcastle, England
  • FORMED
    2013

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