Tuesday 14 October 2014

Vaults - Vultures

Vaults are very good at doing sophisticated and elegant aren’t they? Even when lead singer Blythe strapped a bunch of glow sticks to her body on stage (as she did when we saw her a few weeks ago at London’s ICA) it didn’t seem preposterously silly; instead it seemed as if it was the most natural and stylish thing to do ever.

New song Vultures also fits into the Vaults template of dignified sounding pop. It has a sense of reaching for the stars but never over exerts itself, always majestic but never overdone. Built around some stately piano chords this is a lovely sweep of melancholy that we could fly away above the world forever. Luxuriate in it.

Vultures is taken from an EP that will be released on December 1st and will also contain the songs Poison and Mend This Love plus a Maya Jane Coles remix of Vultures. The band will play a small number of dates this November (which you can find details of by clicking here). We’re not sure if Blythe will be wearing her glow sticks again, but whatever she wears / does it will probably ooze flair. Some bands just have it don't they?

Vaults - Vultures

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