TRIP OUT WITH VANT'S VIDEO FOR "FLY-BY ALIEN"
Some people have compared new UK band VANT to the Strokes, the Pixies, and DFA 1979. Sure, Vant play guitars and sing and look cool and sound far more aggressively stoned than your average radio friendly band, but they're also their own fierce rock n' roll vehicle. The Strokes? They couldn't make a track that focuses its aggression so vehemently as Vant do on their most recent track, "FLY-BY ALIEN",
Unsurprisingly, the track is about extraterrestials; "About an alien travelling through the universe to find a planet that can support life,” says vocalist/guitarist Mattie Vant. “The alien stumbles upon Earth and contemplates destroying the planet but instead leaves its residents with a transmission of hope: ‘You have a meaning, you have a purpose / This life is short, make sure it's worth it'.”
The video itself is directed by Youth Hymns, the self-proclaimed purveyor of “visceral visuals” whose credits include Wolf Alice’s ‘Freasy’ and Slaves’ ‘The Hunter’. Have a watch below.
VANT are hitting the road in April in UK. Catch them at the following shows.
17 Bristol @The Louisiana
18 Cardiff @Clwb Ifor Bach
19 Swansea @Sin City
20 London @Boston Music Room
22 Birmingham @Sunflower Lounge
23 Sheffield @Plug
25 Nottingham @Bodega Social Club
26 Manchester @Deaf Institute
27 Glasgow @King Tut’s
28 Newcastle @The Cluny
Vant are also booked to play at the fourth edition of Best Kept Secret, from 17th-19th June 2016 at Beekse Bergen in Hilvarenbeek, in the South of The Netherlands.