Tuesday 4 October 2011


Before you say it, I whole-heartedly agree.  These folk who go by an Eastern European alias really ought to get out more...

...and it's just as well that these four guys from Dundee have been doing just that.  Vladimir only formed in April this year, but in the short space of time since, they've been building up a reputation as the 'city's noisiest band' producing 'one of the most violent sounds to come out of Dundee in recent history'.  As someone who's had the privilege of being on a night out in one of the City of Discovery's famed hotspots, believe me, that's saying something!

Their debut EP (available from the band here) hammers home these claims with some gusto.  Throughout, there's a visceral flow between tracks, in what is a restless, menacing, and downright-brilliant EP.   The cover artwork serves as a pre-warning.   These five tracks will grab you by the throat and have you gasping for breath by the end.  And if you don't believe me, take a look at the minimal respite on offer in the Soundcloud bar below for their 'mellow' effort!

   Mellow by Vladimir

Here's the band to tell you a (little) bit more...

Kowalskiy:  Who are Vladimir?
Vladimir:  A chaotic noise ripping through the UK.

Kowalskiy:  How would you describe 'your sound'?
Vladimir:  A number 1 hit getting the shit kicked out of it.

Kowalskiy:  PLUG AWAY!!
Vladimir:  We have an EP out which you can get at the following link and also have a Facebook page.

Kowalskiy:  What can we expect from you in the future?
Vladimir:  Our faces to be everywhere you go.

Short but sweet eh!?  With their debut EP though, Vladimir are very much a band who let their music do the talking, and you'll be hanging on every word!

Upcoming Gigs
8th Oct - The Bay Matinee Show, Glasgow (Facebook)
14th Oct - The Cape, Stirling
27th Oct - Henrys Celler Bar, Edinburgh
29th Oct - B.A.A.D Halloween Extravaganza, Glasgow
4th Nov - The @bar, Montrose

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