For every Lemonade you’re likely to get 10 sixth-form common-room jam bands wailing about TONY B-LIAR. Dumb Blood, the debut album from London outfit Vant, unquestionably falls into the latter camp.
Vant (stylised as VANT) are a British indie rock band formed in 2014 by frontman and songwriter Mattie Vant. In 2015 Vant signed to Parlophone Records. The band announced an "indefinite hiatus" in 2017 to take effect at the end of their "Last Days of Punk" tour during November. The band released a new song propaganda machine in December of 2018 and teased new music in 2019.
Album · 2017 · 13 Songs. But don’t for one-second mistake frontman Mattie Vant’s elemental approach for anything like disposability.
Bandleader Mattie Vant has plenty to get off his chest on debut album ‘Dumb Blood’. He’s known for crafting lyrics that demand discussion, exploring the horrors of the world before a backdrop of swaggering indie-punk. Parking Lot’ discusses horrific sexual assault cases across . college campuses, while ‘The Answer’ is a hard-hitting response to the ongoing crisis in Syria. Mattie aims to start conversations, change minds and make a difference, and with a collection of tracks that are as catchy as they are provocative, he’s on his way. Follow on Twitter.
Where are the political bands?', asks yer da, clutching a well-worn Billy Bragg LP, sporting a Rage Against the Machine t-shirt bought from HMV (delete as applicable). Dumb Blood - Average, Based on 3 Critics. Obviously what this wilfully ignorant parental unit should realise is that it's harder to find a new artist /not/ weaving their worldview through their art, directly or otherwise.
Dumb Blood is the debut studio album by Indie rock band Vant. The album, produced by Sam Miller, was released on 17 February 2017 by Parlophone. All lyrics written by Mattie Vant; all music composed by Mattie Vant and Henry Eastman.
VANT come out with a BANG in their debut album, exploring themes of politics and sexual assault. They’re London punk rockers who seem to have forgotten to take caps lock off on their keyboards. Their first LP, DUMB BLOOD, comes nearly 3 years after their initial formation, with their intention to build a fan base first, and release a few more singles prior to making an album. The latter of the statements certainly rings true when you look and see that seven singles came from the 13 songs on the album