Following in the wake of Wild Beasts and The Maccabees, VANT has announced they will be going on an indefinite hiatus. Our favourite bands are dropping like flies.
Revealed in a statement posted via social media, Mattie, Henry, Billy & Greenie from VANT have expressed sincere “thanks for the support over the last couple of years” saying it “truly has meant everything to us. We’ve had the best time of our lives, so far.”
In the statement, the band reveal that they will be ‘ending this part of the journey how they began, in small venues before they explore other musical worlds for a little bit’.
“We came from those places (Seaham, Poulton-le-Fylde, Sandy Lane, Bensham) and when a band played anywhere near us, whoever they may have been, we were grateful and elated.’
“They were the bands that made us want to make music in the first place. They showed us it was possible.”
The final UK tour from VANT is entitled The Last Days Of Punk and will see the band gracing venues such as Perranporth’s The Watering Hole (20 October) Stockton’s Georgian Theatre (November 4) Barrow’s Library (9), Glasgow’s O2 ABC2 (17) and concluding at Edinburgh’s The Mash House (18). The full list of tour dates is available to see below.
VANT The Last Days Of Punk UK tour dates
19 – Plymouth, The Junction
20 – Perranporth, The Watering Hole
21 – Exeter, The Cavern
26 – Bridgend, Hobos
27 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
28 – Wrexham, Central Station
2 – Newcastle Upon-Tyne, Northumbria Uni Reds
3 – York, Fibbers
4 – Stockton, Georgian Theatre
9 – Barrow, Library
10 – Lancaster, Library
11 – Coventry, Library
16 – Aberdeen, Café Drummond
17 – Glasgow, O2 ABC2
18 – Edinburgh, The Mash House
Alongside the final tour dates, VANT has unveiled the last hurrah – a mini-record entitled Talk Like Thunder via Dumb Blood Records. Featuring six tracks including ‘Corporate Whore’, ‘Talk Like Thunder’ and ‘Jump’, Talk Like Thunder is expected to be nothing less than spectacular. The latter track, ‘Jump’, is streaming now. Feast your eyes on one of the last outputs from VANT, below.
“Peace and love mother fuckers, goodnight.”
Say it is not so, goodbye VANT, you have been one of a kind.
Talk Like Thunder tracklist
‘Talk Like Thunder’