Dundee, Scotland four-piece Vladimir (comprised of eighteen year olds Ross Murray, Peter Mackenzie, Joshua Gray, and Sam Taylor) released a free download of their single Come Over on November 18th, and will precede a string of new releases from the band in 2014. The band recently spoke with A Music Blog, Yea? about causing havoc, accomplishments, and their ultimate concert line-up. Enjoy:
AMBY: Hey Vladimir, thanks for speaking with AMBY. What’s the band been up to lately?
Vladimir: Causing havoc intentionally or by accident whilst playing as many gigs as possible.
AMBY: How would you describe your sound to those unfamiliar with your music?
AMBY: Your single Come Over is one hell of a tune! What’s the story behind the track?
Vladimir: It’s our reaction to the people who have done us wrong or just don’t like us both as a band and as people in general. We’re beckoning them.
AMBY: Is there an EP or record in the works?
Vladimir: We will be releasing a single and a b side early 2014.
AMBY: Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration?
Vladimir: From trying to get out this fucking shit hole we seem to be stuck in.
AMBY: Where did the name Vladimir come from? And what other names had you considered for the band?
Vladimir: It’s a strong name, and we like Eastern Europe.
AMBY: You’ve spent the past year supporting incredible bands such as Peace, Pigeon Detectives, Twilight Sad and The View. But who would be in your ultimate concert line up?
Vladimir: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and The Libertines.
AMBY: Which other artists from Scotland should we keep our eyes on?
Vladimir: An Edinburgh based band, NAKED. They are doing something really interesting.
AMBY: How does it feel to be so young, yet accomplish so much already?
Vladimir: What we’ve managed so far feels alright but we naturally want to keep progressing.
AMBY: What’s the best release of the year?
Vladimir: Government Plates – Death Grips – We admire this group because yet again they have spontaneously released an amazing album for free with no promotion at all.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Vladimir that nobody knows yet?
Vladimir: You’ll need to find that out for yourself.
Thank you Vladimir, for giving us your answers!
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