Glaswegian alt-rock four piece The Van T’s are proud to announce the official release of their wonderful EP, A Coming of Age, out now via Bloc+Music and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.
The build up to the release has been nothing short of spectacular for the young band with support coming from a plethora of industry tastemakers. EP track ’35mm’ premiered on Consequence of Sound with the song now available to stream on the band’s Soundcloud page. Single Blood Orange premiered on Huw Stephens BBC Introducing show with the video premiering on Noisey as The Van T’s embraced full 90’s inspired MTV2 visuals, edited sharply, fitting the high octane nature of the song perfectly.
The swell of industry support surrounding the band has culminated in them attracting the attention of T in the Park organisers with The Van T’s being added to a stellar line-up of up-and-coming artists playing the BBC Introducing Stage at this years festival.
Having begun writing songs at just seventeen years old, twin sisters Hannah (guitar, vocals) and Chloe Van Thompson (guitar, vocals) decided to start a band shortly after. Initially playing shows in and around Scotland as a duo, the twins recruited Joanne Forbes (bass) and Shaun Hood (drums) in an attempt to add more layers to an already impressive sound. As a result The Van T’s were born, complete with a sunny 50’s jukebox style sound and a twist of cathartic 90’s grunge thrown in for good measure, captivating both fans and music aficionados alike.
Taking inspiration from band’s such as The B-52’s, Veruca Salt, Smashing Pumpkins and Le Butcherettes, The Van T’s have created a contemporary, scuzz-filled record that also has an endearing raw quality pouring out from every note.
Despite the band being in its infancy, The Van T’s have already appeared at T in the Park, Wickerman, Electric Fields, Tenement Trail and Strange Behaviours. This has seen them pick up support from Noisey, , Clash, The Scotsman, Beat Surrender, Backseat Mafia, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Scotland, Amazing Radio and XFM Scotland. 2016 looks like it will be another hectic year for The Van T’s having already made appearances at Wide Days, Stag & Dagger and Brew at the Bog. Having supported both Honeyblood and Catholic Action they also recently played their first London show in support of HAWK before sharing the stage with the mighty Yuck in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The four piece will be playing a number of shows and festivals over the summer:
9th July – T in the Park – Strathallan Castle, Perthshire 16th July – St Lukes All-Dayer – Glasgow 16th July – King Tut’s Summer Nights – Glasgow 25th August – The List Art Festival – Edinburgh 26th August – Electric Fields Festival 10th September – Edinburgh University Freshers Night 8th October – Twisterella Festival, Middlesborough
EP A Coming of Age by The Van T’s is out now via Bloc+Music and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.