“I try to write to a realist style and cut the bullshit clichés”, says Dom Littler, vocalist/guitarist of Colchester newcomers Brave Vultures. He continues “My lyrics are about my struggles with anxiety, love and relationships, a best friend recovering from a drug addiction and coming out of rehabilitation a better person.” The band name is derived from the infamous and somewhat controversial photo by Kevin Carter entitled ‘Struggling Girl’, which depicts a vulture sizing up a starving young girl in Sudan. The EP is the quartet’s guitar driven statement of intent, a first step in a career which Littler and his bandmates hope will save them from the mundanity of real jobs.
Following the recent release of the aforementioned EP, Littler gives you a deeper insight into what they’re all about, by answering the A-Z…
A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music: Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone. I remember being a kid and jamming to it with my air guitar.
Best Album Ever Written: Blind Melon – Blind Melon. Just listen to it and you will know why.
Craziest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band: Richard’s drum kit completely fell apart during the 2nd song in a live show.
Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features: ‘’I’ll kill my friends to feel the pain that you do, when I go away’’
Easiest Song You Wrote: Where I Wanna Be – It’s pretty much a 4 chord wonder.
Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played: Still waiting for it.
Guest You’d Most Like To Feature On A Your Record: Chad Kroeger
Happiest Moment In You’ve Experienced In The Band: Still waiting for that moment.
Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members: Dom has four nipples.
Jokes You Have In The Band: None, we hate each other.
Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song: Where I Wanna Be, it’s a fast and lively one.
Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show: We still haven’t got out of our home town, but we are off to Germany for a few shows next week.
Most Inspiring Musician You’ve Ever Experienced: Harry Stokley
New Band You’d Recommend: These Minds
Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal: Moose Blood, because we love em.
Place You’d Most Like To Tour: China for the selfies and sushi
Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers: Just keep swimming.
Reason For The Title Of Your Recent Release: The EP title is named after a line in the single ‘With me’. When you are so attached to someone and they leave you can’t imagine coming home without them. ‘’I’m not coming back if you’re not here’’
See Us Live At:
9/10 – Netherlands
19th Milton Keynes / Craufurd Arms
20th Bristol / Stag & Hounds (upstairs)
21st Southampton / Joiners
22nd / Birmingham / Asylum2
23rd / Colchester / 3 Wise Monkeys
28th – Colchester / 3 Wise Monkeys (charity show)
The Old Days Of Music Were Better Than Those Current, do you agree: 100%, just have a look at the current top 10 around the world these days, talk about polishing a turd!
Unusual Merchandise: We have cassette tapes, but i guess that’s not too unusual.
Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs: I think we could pull of an awesome hip hop/rap track of ‘’With Me’’
What Bands Have You Seen Live and Regretted: I saw Peter Andre live once, that was embarrassing. Great dancing though.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries: None, we are pretty safe.
You could have written any song in history, which would you pick: Happy Birthday, can you imagine the royalties.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band: a Sloth, because everyone is lazy apart from Dom.
• Brave Vultures are self-released ‘I’m Not Coming Back If You’re Not Here’ on 16/09/16
• Watch ‘With Me’ now: https://youtu.be/WyfUY-hgFxk