To celebrate All Hallows' Eve, gloriously inventive London sextet The Vultures are releasing
a free download of their spinetingling new single ‘Vlad’ on October 31. A song that will
raise the hairs on the back of your neck due to either its malevolence, its
magnificence, or both, 'Vlad' should be a staple of every playlist this Halloween.
A beautiful composition of noirish intent, ‘Vlad’ – partHammer horror score, part postpunk
masterclass – features a dazzling sweep of strings enveloping a resounding beat. Atop this
Balkanesque blend drifts a deliciously dark vocal, evocative of Scott Walker making a
blood oath with Bela Lugosi: “What’s the point of dying/when you have no soul?” runs the
lament for the Impaler; enough to make you shed a tear for the ruthless Romanian prince.
'Vlad' is accompanied by a comically discomfiting video, involving a gaggle of mutant
muppets hosting a cookery show for the strong of stomach. Kitchen nightmares, indeed.
'Vlad’ will be officially released on 7" vinyl, as part of a doubleA side with 'Cancer',
on 8 December on Ciao Ketchup Recordings.