Club-influenced post-punk perfect for those wanting to be challenged, as well as dance.
Vlure defy the rules, they rip up trends and create new ones. With a certain honesty and a vulnerability, they confront you and get under your skin. They make you feel things, the way music should. The Glasgow five piece blur the lines between live electronics, jarring guitars and the performance sensibilities of their post-punk contemporaries. Synth laden hooks and heavy club influenced rhythms find their way twisting around emotionally confronting lyrics. With tear filled eyes and penanced chest pummelling, their dedication to audience engagement, presents itself in an intense, yet life affirming live show.
Hamish Hutcheson – Vocals.
Conor Goldie – Guitar & production.
Niall Goldie – Bass.
Alex Pearson – Keys & Synths.
Carlo Kreikaard – Drums & production.
Q & A.
DESCRIBE YOUR BAND IN ONE SENTENCE?:
Conor: A 3am cardiac arrest.
Niall: The Glaswegian arpeggiation society.
Hamish: A euphoric burst of existential dread.
Carlo: We only play the bangers.
Alex: A hardworking collective of emotional people.
Over the past 18 months we have been listening to a lot of genre-crossing artists. Artists such as Massive Attack, D.A.F, Burial, Faithless, FKA Twigs, Bjork etc. Digging into the sample-based production of the likes of opposing forces such as Liam Howlett and Grimes, and applying that to the foundation of the cold, angular post-punk that we started with has been extremely liberating.
SHARE WITH US AN INTERESTING ANECDOTE ABOUT ONE OF YOUR SONGS.
‘Shattered Faith’ was recorded between a deconsecrated church in the Scottish Borders, and in our studio on Glasgow’s Clyde side. We recorded the bones of that session on Conor’s broken 2012 laptop that crashed every time we put down a vocal take.
IF YOU WERE TO BE AN ANIMAL, WHICH WOULD IT BE?
Conor: A wolf. I move with purpose, but always stick by the pack.
Hamish: A staffy. Intimidating to look at but loves a cuddle and ever so loyal.
Niall: A grouse. Loves a stoat.
Carlo: A Labrador. Handsome & excitable.
Alex: An owl because I never sleep.
YOU ARE SENT TO MARS, NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE, AND YOU CAN TAKE ONE RECORD – WHICH ONE?
Music for the Jilted Generation – The Prodigy.
YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VENUE IN THE U.K.?
Alex works at St. Luke’s in Glasgow. A beautiful space.
WE ARE PROUDLY SUBCULTURE-INSPIRED. HOW ABOUT YOU?
Yes, subculture is at the heart of everything we do, and who we are. As individuals we find nothing more inspiring than pushing cultural boundaries and redefining, in our own modest right, societal norms.