THE Van T’s appeal branches out far beyond their Glaswegian routes. Recalling the surf rock of Best Coast, but with overarching moodiness of Warpaint, their debut Laguna Babe EP was difficult to pigeonhole.
Now, with the release of their second EP A Coming of Age, the four-piece affirm their distinct, grungy sound flirting with heavier alt-rock whilst maintaining their crisp melodies and vibrant vocal harmonies. The reverberated screech on opener ’35mm’ initiates tuneful layers of distortion and reverb that intertwine bass, rhythmn and lead, playing off one another as well as the co-lead vocals of twin sisters Chloe and Hannah van Thompson.
Each track is constructed meticulously: from the grungy scuzz of lead single ‘Blood Orange‘ to the sliding riff on the punky ‘No Man’s Money‘, as they capture their own timeless sound, with a natural confidence in it that usually takes successful bands years to establish.
Having just been announced to play our Tenement Trail in October, as well as the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park, the excitement surrounding the Glasgwegian four-piece is palpable, something that the release of their second EP will only strengthen.
A Coming of Age is out on 1ST July via Bloc+ Music.
Check out the band’s video for lead single ‘Blood Orange’ below: