Glasgow’s Vanives have today released their debut album ‘thanks’, co-produced and mixed by Fred Cox (Rag N Bone Man, Grace Carter, Mabel). The album also features a host of the band’s peers, with guest vocals from artists such as Tamzene and Finn O’Neil among others.
The highly anticipated album is made up of 12 tracks, including the singles ‘Just Draw Daisies’, ‘Arc of the Moment’, and ‘Birds’ which have been supported by BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio among others, whilst lead single ‘Bardennoch’ has today landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK playlist.
On the release of the album, Stuart said –
We are absolutely buzzing our debut album ‘thanks’ is finally out. We feel so grateful we were able to work with so many talented friends and artists to create this record. It feels like such a honour to have ‘thanks’ press on vinyl and we can’t wait to perform all the songs at our Glasgow headline show. We can’t express how great full we are to have had support to be able to put out this record!
The headline show at Oran Mor (400 capacity) will be the band’s biggest headline show to date, having sold out the legendary King Tut’s in August 2021 – TICKETS
It feels like a long time coming –
‘It feels so mental to be launching our debut album at our biggest headline show yet. The Oran Mor has been a venue I have always loved, and it’s going to be a perfect environment for our music and our visuals.’
Vanives consists of childhood friends Stuart and Roan, having met over a mutual love of skateboarding as kids, and have now taken that to new levels having started Scotland’s first dry DIY skatepark. Their songs are written in a unique manner, by sampling family VHS tapes and building soundscapes and songs around the memories attached to those moments. The music is a cathartic nod to the past and a springboard to a bright future. Sonically they’ve managed to create a seamless analogue and digital blend, glued together with impassioned soaring vocals, routed in hip-hop influenced production.