If you’re a fan of The Wytches and Hull’s finest poet Philip Larkin – get excited – because Vulgarians are associated with both the band and the writer; and their new track ‘Hands Around The Waste’ is a fuzzy, loud, oddly poetic new offering.
The track is taken from the band’s upcoming EP Almost-Instinct, Almost True (an allusion to Philip Larkin’s work) which is due to be released on the 5th of May. It was produced by MJ of Hookworms (Honeyblood, Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses), who invited the band to record the EP at his Suburban Home studio in Leeds. The band have also befriended Brighton psych-rockers The Wytches, and will be supporting the group on selected dates on their February/March UK tour.
‘Hands Around The Waste’ is the finest example of Vulgarians’ musical and lyrical dynamic. Split down the middle in two contrasting demeanours, the song finds the humour in a taxi drivers’ dark stories, incongruously mixing monumental choruses with sparse verses. Since forming from the remains of various other previous bands, Vulgarians have gained fan support from The Wytches, Baby In Vain, and Weirds, as well as supporting bands like Happy Meal LTD, TRAAMS, and Gang.
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Photo Credit: Luke Hallett