UK Artist of the Week: The Van T’s

There seems to be something in the air at the moment—surf-rock is coming back in a big way and we can’t say we’re complaining. The most recent rockers on our radar to pick up on the trend are Scottish grunge-tinged twins, The Van T’s.

These girls have created a sound full of attitude, swag, and grunge-fueled guitars. Their latest free release “Growler” is a prime example of this—kicking off with a snarling bass line before reverb heavy guitars come into play, followed by the girls’ unique and captivating vocal delivery.

The Van T’s, aka Hannah and Chloe Van Thompson, describe themselves as “all you ever wanted from a ’90s dream.” It becomes immediately apparent when you listen to “Growler” that their influences range from not only the ’90s alt-rock scene, but also the ’50s, mixed in with West Coast surf sounds to create a wonderful cocktail of genres complimenting each other brilliantly.

The twins’ debut EP, “Laguna Babe” is out in November when you can expect more slacker-rock vibes—with the help of bassist Joanna Forbes and drummer Shaun Hood who complete The Van T’s line up. Having already been compared to Hinds and Honeyblood (whom they have also supported), The Van T’s are already well on their way to breaking out of their Scottish hometown.

“Laguna Babe” is out on November 13th 2015 via Bloc+ Music.

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