PROPONENTS of an engrossing fusion of electronica, R&B and folk that has left music lovers and critics floored at every turn, the forthcoming performance follows well received sets from the duo at their launch night and an emphatic showing at G2 during last year’s sold-out Tenement Trail.
Billed to take place at SWG3’s intimate The Poetry Club venue on Wednesday 28th February, TTV TALKS to vocalist/guitarist Stuart Ramage about the plaudits that they’ve gained thus far what we can expect from them at the gig but over the course of 2018 itself: “We’re delighted at the positive response so far. Launch event was a great start and Tenement Trail was incredible to see so many people come and watch us. Since then we have been working hard on new material. Developing our sound even more and very much looking forward to our first headline show.
“Something that is particularly prominent in the live show is the emotion, portrayed throughout the performance, while evident within the songwriting and production.”
With a sound that is unlike any other act in the Scottish music scene at the minute and derives influence from different sources, Van Ives appear to be born of a mutual admiration for similar music. They explain: “We both have a very similar taste in music which definitely shaped the beginning of our songwriting journey, but through countless writing sessions we feel like we have been really honing in on the ‘VanIves’ sound.”
After the first forays into the public eye, the Van Ives name has became synonymous with Scottish acts to look out for in 2018. Looking ahead to the gig the band said: “We can only hope that our music is received well from the live shows and hopefully will lead onto a big year. There is definitely a lot of music in the works but as far as official releases we want to wait till the right time. However the sound of VanIves will very much be present in 2018.”
Tickets for the upcoming show are available here.