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.
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.
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!
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Words by Jodie Aikman – @jodiejxssica