The Vultures double AA-Side is out on Monday and we are now sharing the the 2nd track which is ‘Vlad’ this time in French.
Anglais noir-pop maestros THE VULTURES have recorded a new version of their acclaimed single ‘Vlad’, sung entirely in French. This incroyable example of Gallic goth will appear on the b-side of new single ‘Weakest Storm’, released on 4 May on Ciao Ketchup Recordings. Featured on the band’s much-praised debut album ‘Three Mothers Part 1’, ‘Weakest Storm’/‘Vlad’ will be available on 7” vinyl and all digital download platforms.
A crazy beast to behold… left me open-mouthed and speechless Artrocker
One minute they’re invoking the compositional spirit of The Cure, the next minute they sound like Pulp, creating their own alternative form of pop music 7BitArcade
Not afraid to buck tradition… their originality absolutely shines Jammerzine
Already creating ripples, The Vultures’ dark yet uplifting sound is one you’ll be hearing much more of Louder Than War
A cat amongst the pigeons With Guitars
About ‘Weakest Storm’
Characteristically the sound of no other band on the planet, the new single from The Vultures is an end-of days melange of rumbling bass, colossal toms and staccato strings, set to a dizzying chant-like refrain that serves as an intoxicating and invigorating treatise on unity, the search for self-importance and, not atypically for a Vultures song, death. In the accompanying video, the ghoulish puppet stars of the ‘Vlad’ promo make a reappearance, leading to evil deeds being done within a cave-like coastal lair.
Watch ‘Weakest Storm’
A beautiful composition of devilish intent, ‘Vlad’ – part Hammer horror score, part post-punk masterclass – features a dazzling sweep of strings enveloping a resounding beat. Atop this Balkanesque blend drifts a deliciously dark vocal, evocative of Scott Walker making a blood oath with Bela Lugosi.
Listen to the French version of ‘Vlad’
About The Vultures
A London sextet whose roots lie in five countries spanning three continents, The Vultures create songs that strain at the seams with eerie majesty and bewitching melody, courtesy of three-part vocals, cello, violin, viola, bass and drums. This is a band who eschew guitars, synths and digitalism in favour of intense in-the-flesh performance. The group’s darkly gorgeous soundscape encompasses influences from Bjork to Blondie, Serge Gainsbourg to The Pixies, and was beautifully captured on their 2015 debut LP ‘Three Mothers Part 1’, a sensual, sinister and proudly singular masterclass in neo-gothic sonics and timeless tunes.
See The Vultures live:
Saturday 25 April: La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
Saturday 2 May: The Finsbury, London N4 (official ‘Weakest Storm’ launch party)
Saturday 30 May: Alice’s Wicked Tea Party Festival, Dorset