To say The Vultures are eclectic would be an understatement. Not just stylistically but structurally too. What I mean is even if the band were pieced together with traditional pop/rock instruments their music would still be immediately identifiable as The Vultures. But they are not your average modern band. They lack…….wait for it……..a guitarist…….GASP!!! Yes, you heard me right. There is actually an act in this universe that is not afraid to totally buck the tradition in favor of what they obviously love to represent and convey. Originality. And that originality absolutely shines on The Vultures tracks such as ‘Cancer’ and ‘The Plague’. Wait! Do I sense a theme with these songs? Well, that is one of the many things we talk about with two of the members of The Vultures, Ben Etchells and Justine Cartier Watkins.
So sit back and enjoy this informative conversation with two members of the new pioneers of originality and diversity about their new album ‘Three Mothers Part 1’, which comes out February 6th on Ciao Ketchup Recordings as well as the past, present and future.
About The Vultures:
The Vultures are an evenly split male/female sextet whose members descended on the capital from five countries spanning three continents. Comprising three-part vocals, cello, violin, viola, bass and drums, the band bonded over a shared belief that rock’n’roll has become stiflingly dull. The Vultures are anything but, eschewing guitars, synths and digitalism in favour of intense in-the-flesh performance. The group’s darkly gorgeous soundscape is sculpted from a broad range of material, encompassing influences from Bjork to Blondie, Serge Gainsbourg to The Pixies, and resulting in innovative and impassioned alternative song. Set to contaminate the public consciousness in 2015, The Vultures’ debut album, ‘Three Mothers Part 1′, will be released on Ciao Ketchup Recordings on February 6th.