LIVE REVIEW: VANT at O2 Academy Oxford

After the release of their first album ‘DUMB BLOOD’, VANT toured the UK and Ireland, with 12 dates in the short space of two weeks.

I was lucky enough to catch them in Oxford on a rainy Sunday evening, however in their own words from the night “[the crowd] made it feel like a Saturday night”.  The opening act were @blackfoxxes , who livened up the crowd with their alt-rock vibes.

Finally VANT appeared onstage and opened their set with the upbeat and lively Fly-By Alien, and as the opening chords were played the crowd went crazy!  The energy in the room was ecstatic.  The four-piece band played a mix of their well known and well loved songs as well as new songs from their recently released album ‘Dumb Blood’.  Fan favourites like Karma Seeker, Do You Know Me? and Peace & Love.

IMG_3405

I loved how energetic the crowd was and you could tell that everyone loved this band because of their political and social outspoken messages.  The band’s lyrics are so passionate and raise awareness of issues dealing with global warming, war and conflict.

IMG_3437

VANT finished with Do You Know Me? then returned to the stage with a two song encore featuring Time & Money and Parking Lot.  By the end of the night everyone was a bit worn out but you could feel the adrenaline in the atmosphere.  It’s fair to say that the rain Sunday night certainly felt like a Saturday!

Follow VANT here:

Instagram

Twitter

Website

Words by Jodie Aikman – @jodiejxssica

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s