Thursday, September 5, 2013

Who are Vaults?

Call Scooby Doo and the gang – we've got a mystery on our hands.

There's a band called Vaults. They have one song, Cry No More. On Tuesday, they posted it on Twitter, in their first and only tweet, to 107 followers.


Click on the link, and you go to their website – which contains a single letter "V" and the song itself. Over on Facebook, the song has a grand total of 39 likes.

And that's pretty much all we know. Search for the band on Google and you come across totally rad US cover band "The Vault Band" who play everything "from Creedance [sic] to AC/DC". "We want the audience to enjoy the music and participate at times," they say.

At times.

Dig a little deeper, and there's one solitary online interview with a band called The Vaults. It's three years old, and it lists the band's members as Joey, Donald, Freddie and James. Which is strange, because the singer on Cry No More is definitely a lady singer. In the interview, they describe their sound as "Beat Wave... a mixture of Big Beat, Pop and New Wave". Again, this is nothing like the single.

But what a single: It starts off with bell-ringers, who are gradually joined by a muted piano and an ululating, plaintive vocal: "I don’t wanna cry no more / And I don't want to die a little more every day". In the second verse, everything kicks off in a James Blake dubstep-style... before Dracula turns up and starts thumping out fright-chords on his pipe organ.

It's utterly beguiling and absolutely captivating. Whoever this band are, I can't wait to hear what they do next. Right, Scooby?

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