Vulture Cult, with their upcoming single “Steamrolling”, popped into view recently so we just had to find out a little more about them…
We’re from Liverpool.
How did you meet?
Mike and Andy knew each from school and when they went to college they met Duncan and Ste on the same course.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We have been going for a year now.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
We wanted something unique and a bit dark that tied in with our music
What are your influences?
Individually we have a wide range of influences from rock and metal to electronic and pop music.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We have a riff-based sound with lots of melody which takes influence from a lot of music and styles.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Our lyrics are often about human nature and how we interact with each other.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Our live shows are heavy and very energetic. Since we started we’ve been playing solidly around the UK.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
We saw a band whose frontman repeatedly punched himself in the face throughout their set!
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
- Yamaha Revstar
- Epiphone Les Paul
- Flea bass
- Pearl export kit
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
Our debut single “Steamrolling” is coming out on 6th April. We can’t wait to release some music for our fans to listen to. We love playing live but it’s great to finally be getting something out there, so get us on Facebook, Spotify and all other streaming sites.
What are your plans for 2018?
After we release “Steamrolling”, we are planning a run of singles and more touring. We can’t say much right now but we’ve got a lot planned for the year ahead.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
A hologram of George Formby and TuPac doing a duet to open, and then The Toxteth Chimpanzee Orchestra as the headliner.
From previous Band of the Day Saccage: How did you start creating music and why?
Music is what brought us together and we love playing together.
From another BotD, Hey Charlie: What is your dream venue to play?
The Colosseum would be pretty awesome, Pink Floyd style.
And from Huxtable: What is your favourite TV show theme?
Game of Thrones.