Wed 5 Aug 2015

Interview with… VANT



October will see the launch of the very first DIY Presents the Neu Tour, three of the UK’s most exciting new bands will take to the stage and will perform eleven dates across some of the UK’s major cities. We caught up with one of the headline bands VANT to get the latest.
How did you all meet and how was the band formed?
It originally started as a solo project and the band fell into place through friendship and coincidence. We all met through a music venue in East London called Birthdays where at certain points during the brief history of the band we have all worked.  
You guys are will be playing 11 dates across the UK alongside INHEAVEN and The Big Moon in October with the DIY Presents the Neu Tour. Are you excited about this?
We can’t wait to get back out on the road again especially in the company of two great bands. It’s really exciting to watch the numbers grow with each tour we do. 
How would you describe your sound?
Challenging, direct, loud but melodic pop music.
Tell us about your new track ‘The Answer’?
‘The Answer’ is a track I’m very proud of lyrically, I think it addresses a couple of very important issues and will hopefully make people ask a few more questions…
You’ve had an incredible start to the year and supported the likes of Royal Blood, Hinds and The Bohicas what’s it like being on stage performing live?
Playing live is definitely my favourite form of release. In my experience it beats every other form of escapism, narcotic or spiritual enlightenment, hands down. Well except, you know … “love”.
You’ve just played Calling Festival with Noel Gallagher and will be performing at Reading and Leeds Festival this year. What would be your ultimate festival to headline?
A personal goal of mine is to headline Glastonbury within three albums. More unrealistically Coachella, Burning Man & Primavera Sound would all be pretty damn awesome.

What tracks will you be listening to on tour? 
Find them below in a playlist the band made for us or click HERE. 

What’s next for VANT?
A lot of hard work. World peace.
Tickets for the DIY Presents The Neu Tour are on sale now and available HERE