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Preview: Vant

VANT are set to bring their vibrant and exciting live shows to Manchester, writes Yasmin Duggal

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This year has seen VANT explode onto the scene with a debut album loaded with political rage and an alternative determination. At a time of international unrest and with a ‘not to be messed with’ attitude, the fresh indie band have taken advantage of a time when music has the power to change, headed for intimate venues and raucous fans as they embark upon a UK tour. With a heavy sound charged with concern and anxieties they are sure to evoke a sense of unity in devoted fans.

Dumb Blood arrived in January and is a vibrant project intent on challenging global and political issues. Having toured throughout 2015 with Royal Blood and played protest gigs in London, VANT have had more than enough material for their own album and tour following Brexit and Trump’s presidency. Their call to wake up a younger generation and promote change is evident in their debut and is sure to strike a chord with fans.

Black Foxxes are set to join VANT on their upcoming tour, the trio’s honesty and rock energy marrying well with VANT’s explosive sincerity.

VANT’s honest lyrics and raging riffs offer an exciting prospect for a UK tour. Small venues are sure to be rocked and fans are likely to be hooked on the brutal truthfulness of their lyrics. There is something about VANT’s ability to capture what a lot of artists fail to voice for fans who want to hear it.

VANT and The Black Foxxes perform at Gorilla, Manchester on 1st March.