Needle Drop: The Van T’s, “Blood Orange”

Twin sisters Hannah and Chloe Van Thompson started writing songs at the young age of 17, decided to put a band together shortly thereafter, and despite the group still being in its infancy, The Van T’s have already played at major festivals across the UK showcasing their new single “Blood Orange,” as premiered on BBC Radio 1 with Huw Stephens.

The single demonstrates The Van T’s characteristics perfectly as electrifying guitar howls echo from the speakers, bridged beautifully by the twin sisters’ duel vocals, all neatly harnessed by the simple yet effective interplay between drums and bass—while the main hook in the chorus wedges itself into your memory.

Premiering on Noisey, the video sees the band go full ’90s inspired MTV2 with grainy, filtered visuals edited sharply befitting the high-octane nature of the song. “Blood Orange” is a contemporary, scuzz filled record that screams influences from the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, the B-52’s, and Le Butcherettes.

“Blood Orange” by The Van T’s is in stores now via Bloc+Music.

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