Having begun writing songs at just seventeen years old, twin sisters Hannah Van Thompson [on guitar & vocals] plus Chloe Van Thompson [also guitar & vocals] decided to start The Van T’s. Initially they played shows around Scotland as a duo, then the twins recruited Joanne Forbes on bass and Shaun Hood for drums, in an attempt to add more layers to an already impressive sound.
Now they present a new single Blood Orange set to be released on 10 June and taken from the EP A Coming of Age due for release on 1st July 2016 via Bloc+Music.
We had a listen:
This s a frowning, raging headache of a bluster-song.
With pounding drums, dissonant guitars and and cheerful bright spots of voice in every corner and down every rusty wrong-turn, this is an amazing number.
The bass gurgles like an overworked sewer drain and the guitars grind and flagellate like a mechanized iron-mill.
But, amidst all this angry turmoil, is something bright and beatific.
This lies somewhere between the psychedelic, impressionistic crudeness of Manic Depression [Hendrix] and the dreamy fragility of John Phillips [The Mamas & the Papas.]