Fangclub Release New Video for Vulture Culture – UK Tour October

Written by on 11th July 2019

Fangclub Release New Video for Vulture Culture – UK Tour October

 

Taken From Their Acclaimed Sophomore Album  ‘Vulture Culture’

OUT NOW on Vertigo Records

 

Following the release of their incredible new album, Irish rock band Fangclub have released a video for their new single of the same name “Vulture Culture”.  Check out the video here:

So much of the best art, the best music, is exorcism, primal scream, raw and brutal honesty. The act of gathering up all of your fear, paranoia, addiction, love and despair and hurling it into a microphone, ripping it out of a guitar. Just such a record is Fangclub’s second album ‘Vulture Culture’, (OUT NOW) an emotional maelstrom of violence, mental illness, suicide, social vampirism, drug overdoses and not a little romance, howled out in some of the most infectious and visceral rock music of the decade.

 

Track Listing:

1: Last Time

2: Vulture Culture

3: Nightmare

4: Viva Violent

5: Every Day

6: Hesitations

7: Kingdumb

8: Heavy Handed

9: All I Have

10: Black Rainbow

11: Slow

 

Order ‘Vulture Culture’ HERE

 

Released July 5th on Vertigo Records, ‘Vulture Culture’, was recorded during an isolated, month-long stint at Giant Wafer Studios in Wales with producer duo Alex Loring & Tom Andrews, that tested and toyed with the band. “We always work best in isolation,” says drummer Dara Coleman. “I jokingly went into it saying ‘I’m willing to lose my mind for this album’. Around day twenty, things started getting weird – I started getting paranoid that everyone in the house hated me.”

“There was a real atmosphere of obsession from everybody,” adds Vocalist/Guitarist Steven King. “It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever done. The theme of the album became violent, there’s a lot of violence in the tone of it, towards yourself and other things.” 

Steven forced himself to write his lyrics at the last minute, to ensure they were as raw and honest as possible. “It comes off as a heavier record because I didn’t have time to hide the real stories. It really captured something. The pressure added to it, like ‘that line’s pretty revealing but I have to put it down, I don’t have anything else’. We could’ve gone in and made another debut, this punk thing with loads of hooks, or I could back myself into a corner. It’s a strangely revealing and personal album but I don’t feel afraid to share it because it’s almost as if I’ve expelled the things.”

Woven into ‘Vulture Culture’s broader sweep – obsessive love songs (‘Kingdumb’), and commentary on the carrion concerns and internalised violence of the new generation (‘Viva Violent’: “people are so violent to themselves, the way they talk to themselves, they’re living a life of violence inside, mirroring the reality of what it’s like outside,” Steven says) – are some of the most revealing confessionals in recent rock memory. From the epic, slow-burning opener ‘Last Time’ (which is made up of extracts from a confessional note that Steven wrote his girlfriend, which he sang to her in a lamplit studio) to ‘Heavy Handed’ and ‘All I Have’ which confront the mental health & substance problems that have tormented Steven and close loved ones, the album ebbs and flows with a common narrative.  Tracks like ‘Slow’, ‘Nightmare’ and prowling first single ‘Hesitations’ – featuring a children’s choir – hint at suicidal thoughts, addiction and intense paranoia. “I was completely erratic,” Steven says of his darkest moments, “I was paranoid I was being followed. I had this doomlike feeling every day that something was coming to get me.” 

In summing up ‘Vulture Culture’ , Steven says “We are so proud of this record.  It’s a culmination of a lot of chaos and inner mental violence which almost capsized the band.  Making this record got us through the fog and we have a new lease of life. The energy is real, the chaos makes sense and the violence is fuel for the fire.”

 

Already kicking off the summer in style by supporting Smashing Pumpkins on their European tour  and Metallica and Slane Castle, Fangclub are packing out the rest of 2019 with festivals and a headline UK and EU tour.  Catch Fangclub live at one of the following shows:

 

July

26th Standon, UK, Standon Calling Festival

27th Pikehall, UK, Y-Not Festival

 August 

15th Zurich, Switzerland, Musikfestwochen Festival

 October

2nd Liverpool, Zanzibar

3rd Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club

5th Glasgow, The Attic Bar

6th Newcastle, Riverside 2

7th Edinburgh, The Mash House

9th Hull, Adelphi

10th Manchester, Night People

11th Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge

12th Guilford, Boileroom

13th Bristol, Crofters Rights

14th Exeter, Cavern Club

16th London, Camden Assembly

17th St. Albans, The Horn

19th Brighton, The Green Door Store

20th Southampton, Joiners

24th Zurich, Werk 21

25th Nyon, La Paranthese

27th Munich, Folks! Club

28th Vienna, Arena

30th Berlin, Auster Club

31st Hamburg, Hafenklang

 

November

3rd Netherlands, Cinetol

 

December

13th Dublin, Button Factory

Head to www.fangclubofficial.com for tickets

 

 


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