HOT TAKES: Getting to know Vultures

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Q1 – Who is in your band?

Alex Pearce on vocals, Graham Scanlon on drums, Brad Seabrook on bass, and me (Cole Lamb) on guitar


Q2 – What is your take on your own sound?

I try to write pretty chaotic stuff and some technical riffing. I’m very influenced by bands like Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, etc.


Q3 – If someone was listening to your music for the first time, what song would you tell them to listen to and why?

Probably ‘Bitter Breath’, but I guess it depends on what music they’re into. Bitter Breath is a slow burning metalcore/hardcore kind of song that’s really catchy. If someone’s more into death metal I’d recommend ‘VPD’ which has a bunch of blast beats and shredding.

Q4 – What is the plan for 2019?

There’s not much left of the year. Our plan is to do this release tour in the fall, we have some plans with our friends in Pound from Seattle to do a little run in January. We’re planning to book more studio time for the next EP in February and hoping to book a tour in the early spring.


Q5 – What is the one song you wish you wrote?

Blueprints For Future Homes’ – Norma Jean, or ‘Like Cowardice’ – Defeater. We used to cover both of those songs, so fun to play.


Q6 – What three bands inspired or continue to inspire you the most?

When I was in high school bands I think the one band that really pushed me to start writing and playing fast music would be Darkest Hour. Honestly in 2019 what inspires me the most is working with professional bands who have been working their ass off to get somewhere with music. We did a short run with Enterprise Earth recently and watching them do the grind and perform flawlessly every night is extremely inspiring, and where we want to be. Another huge inspiration would be Converge. We’ve covered multiple songs by them and they’ve been around forever and still grinding.


Q7 – Where can our readers see you live or listen to your music?

You can hear our new EP ‘Hunger’ on all streaming platforms. And catch us live at any of these dates:


10/02/2019 Munnins Post – BC

10/03/2019 The Industry House – Edmonton, AB

10/04/2019 Black Cat Tavern – Saskatoon, SK

10/05/2019 Sloth Records – Calgary, AB

10/06/2019 Salmo Hotel – Salmo, BC

10/07/2019 Real Art Tacoma – Tacoma, WA

10/08/2019 La Voyeur – Olympia, WA

10/09/2019 Old Nicks Bar – Eugene, OR

10/10/2019 Little Red Lion – Eureka, CA

10/11/2019 The Red Hat – Concord, CA

10/12/2019 Til Two Club – San Diego, CA

10/13/2019 Palo Verde Lounge – Tempe, AZ

10/14/2019 Blacklidge Community Collective – Tucson, AZ

10/15/2019 Old Towne Pub – Pasadena, CA

10/16/2019 Xbar – San Jose, CA

10/17/2019 Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV

10/18/2019 Concrete Lodge – Redding, CA

10/19/2019 East Side Bar And Grill – Portland, OR

10/20/2019 The Capitol – Bend, OR

10/21/2019 Funhouse – Seattle, WA


Q8 – If your band was an animal, what would it be and why?

We are definitely sheep in wolves clothing. We’re good at looking pissed on stage but we’re honestly a bunch of goofy chimpanzees over birds of prey.


Elizabeth Birt

November 15, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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