IN an era of identikit pop, half-hearted conformity and sterlised sentiments, Scottish duo VanIves radiate authenticity among the manufactured wares of today’s industry. Formed from a childhood bond that’s endured throughout their adolescence right up until the uncertain days of adulthood, their earliest forays into the world’s glare (including a spellbinding set at Tenement Trail 2017) set them aside as an act with ingenuity at the forefront and armed with a set of influences that are extracted from places that exist far beyond their contemporaries.
Building upon the ethereal beauty of ‘Positive’, Stuart Ramage and producer Roan Ballantine are back with the phenomenal sounds of ‘Corder.’
Endemic of the deeply personal approach that they take to their music, Corder has been built from fragments of old family VHS tapes and metamorphosed into a transcendent work of sumptuous modern-day R&B that retains its national heritage. Sharing more sonic DNA with artists such as Noname, Kaytranada, and Kali Uchis than it does any of their countrymen, the exquisite work of Ballantine is a feat in itself but is brought to an entirely new level of prestige by Stuart Ramage’s breathtaking vocal range.
For those looking to catch the band live, they’ll be performing at Edinburgh’s Mash House on the 10th October.
Check out the new track below now: