By AJ Phink
Vukovi have been with us for a few years, they’ve been leaving a sporadic trail of EP’s and singles in their wake since 2011, but now the Glaswegian quartet have finally released their debut full length today, the 10th March 2017, via LAB Records. Vukovi‘s self titled album seems to have created the definitive snapshot of their technicolour wonder to date, earlier recordings and singles are included on here, but re-recorded and amped up to create a riotous and eclectic debut. Make no mistake, this is a band that demand your attention, both musically and visually, from the outset it’s clear that Vukovi have produced a debut that’s as strong and individual as anything I’ve heard this year.
La Di Da opens the self titled album with a hectic crash of guitars and an forceful emotive vocal delivery that blows away any cobwebs, it’s a fine blast of furious punk energy that lies somewhere between Daisy Chainsaw and Hands Off Gretel, and that’s about as high as praise gets in my book. And He Lost His Mind continues the unique crunching assault on your senses, but this isn’t just a constant punk onslaught, tracks such as Weirdo, Wander and Prey bring a more melodic sensibility to the album, but still maintain the discordant edge that this album carries, whilst the staccato assault of Target Practice brings another dimension to Vukovi‘s impressive arsenal. Amongst the dark subject matter and personal themes the album carries you’ll also find numbers such as Bouncy Castle, Animal and I’m Wired that are guaranteed dancefloor fillers, as the album approaches it finale the full on assault returns on the glorious Boy George, whilst the deceptive introduction of He Wants Me Not precedes another infectious hard edged riff kicking in. Vukovi‘s self titled debut bows out on the comparatively mellow Colour Me In, a song that grows with every single listen and will touch anyone that’s ever lost a loved one.
The twelve songs contained on Vukovi‘s self titled debut take in themes of individuality, drug abuse, depression and suicide, but this is no introspective dour album by any means, these themes sit alongside personal influences and straight up floor fillers to produce an idiosyncratic album that embraces punk, indie and all manner of alternative music to create a unique hybrid of styles, and it’s one that marks Vukovi out as a band to watch in 2017. Vukovi are a welcome noisy splash of colour that is the perfect antidote to the current turbulent political climate, the world needs bands like Vukovi, and they seem to have arrived in the nick of time, this impressive debut bring a heady dose of technicolour energy that celebrates individuality and reflects the good and bad in human nature, and delivers it all in a whirlwind of styles and influences that are irresistible.
You can order Vukovi‘s self titled debut via the band’s webstore here
Vukovi‘s upcoming UK tour dates can be found here
Following Vukovi‘s snake infested lead single, La Di Da, the video of which saw vocalist Janine Shilstone grappling with a six foot Boa Constrictor, the new single, Weirdo, arrives melodically dominant and upbeat. The track is taken from Vukovi‘s forthcoming self titled debut album that is a definitive snapshot of their technicolour wonder, the album is due out on March 10th via LAB Records. Vukovi have confirmed a full UK tour for March and a review of their debut album will appear on The Punk Site shortly.
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Vukovi have announced their self titled debut album will be released on March 10th via LAB Records, with a full UK headline tour beginning March 10th at Glasgow’s King Tuts. Vukovi‘s debut full length is the definitive snapshot of their technicolour wonder to date, its twelve songs take in themes of individuality, drug abuse, depression and suicide. The lead single from the album, La Di Da, is a frantic and explosive opener and the video for the single erupts into a snake infested frenzy in seconds
Vukovi‘s debut album can be ordered here
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UK pop rock trio Sykes are celebrating their summer with the Vans Warped Tour 2016 by premiering their new single Younger Mind here. The EP of the same name isn’t out digitally until July 15, but the band will be selling physical copies at their tent on the Vans Warped Tour all summer.
The highly acclaimed South London three-piece make alternative electro pop that blends upbeat guitar music with infectious melodies and soft female vocals.
To pre-order the Younger Mind EP visit here