Vuvuvultures gigs are always hot. The frenetic, catchy, electro indie noise merchants fronted by Harmony Boucher deliver in spades, and more so than ever at the packed launch of their new single, which features driving beats and a memorable Stay Still horror-flick vid.
VVV are always experimenting with their sound, and bass player and founder member Nicole Bettencourt Coelho has blogged for us about the band’s ‘Machine’ - a hand-built box of tricks they are using to replace backing tracks and loops. Paul Rez was at the controls for this gig, and had plugged in his vintage Omnichord for the occasion too.
As well as mastering the ‘Machine’, Paul was rocking his vintage Fender Mustang.
A core element of the band’s sound is Nicole’s powerful distorted bass. Her set-up (vintage customised Fender JP-90, Orange amp and boutique pedals) was brilliantly growly on the night.
Drummer Matthew Christensen drove the beats brilliantly on his Pacific FX (DW) kit and Zildjian cymbals.
Harmony was as compelling as ever - a dream frontwoman.
The band are working on their debut album, to be released later this year, and play The Windmill in Brixton, with punk icon Viv Albertine on 29th March.
Stay Still, released by Energy Snake records is on iTunes now.