Track Of The Day – Lola Colt – ‘Vacant Hearts’


Today’s track of the day features another band we’ll definitely be hoping to catch at Liverpool Sound City next week. It’s VPME favourites Lola Colt ( see interview here) who return with a MASSIVE new tune taken from their forthcoming Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds/Sonic Youth/The Cramps) produced debut album.

‘Vacant Hearts’ is a booming sprawling epic anthem with Danish singer Gun sounding imperious, impassioned, poetic and more like Patti Smith, then erm Patti Smith at times here. There’s always been a brooding cinematic vibe to Lola Colt’s oeuvre which we’d previously described as a swirling musical maelstrom, a space age psychedelic spaghetti western‘ and whilst ‘Vacant Hearts’ retains echoes of this that description perhaps doesn’t do this track justice. Because this is also the sound of a band expanding their palette, a band at the top of their game and a band willing to push the musical envelope whilst refusing to be pigeonholed.

‘Vacant Hearts’ is released on Black Tigress Records on 2 June 2014.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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