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.
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 2 May: The Finsbury, London N4 (official ‘Weakest Storm’ launch party)
Saturday 30 May: Alice’s Wicked Tea Party Festival, Dorset