Ahead of the release of ‘Steamrolling‘, we asked Vulture Cult to tell us more about themselves using our A-Z challenge!
A song which made you want to write music?
Black Sabbath – War Pigs
Best rider you have ever had?
Food and beer, simple as.
Craziest moment you experienced in the band?
Probably supporting a band where the singer repeatedly punched himself in the face throughout their set. Other than that, there may have been an ill-fated night in Wrexham…
Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?
Most of the lyrics come from personal experiences, while some are more observational. We’ll go with ‘Defence Wounds’, which is one of our newest songs. It’s pretty dark and self-reflective.
Easiest song you wrote?
The easiest song was ‘Steamrolling’. The whole thing came together very quickly; music, lyrics, everything. We can’t wait to release it, we’ve been playing it for a while now but we all still love it! We hope everyone else does too.
Favourite song in your set?
‘Walls’, we close every show with it because it’s simply impossible for any other song to follow it. If you’ve seen us live you will know what we mean!
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Maybe Maynard James Keenan? Working with him would definitely be an experience…
Hardest thing about being in a band?
There are times when you have to persevere in the face of adversity and believe in what you are doing. But the good certainly outweighs the bad.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
One of us isn’t ginger.
Jokes you have in the band?
Driving off on our guitarist Mike at any and every opportunity – we love him really.
Key to writing a song?
Write for yourself. We don’t play any songs unless all of us are into it.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Liverpool to Glasgow. Hopefully we continue to venture further and further afield!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Seeing some of our heroes live, e.g. Black Sabbath.
New band you’d recommend?
Rival Bones, Dead Houses, Three From Above, Dead Rebel. There are some really cool bands around Liverpool at the moment.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Kyuss in the desert in the 90s. They say you’ve gotta have a dream, they didn’t say it had to actually be possible.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Scandinavia and Eastern Europe would be awesome, our music would probably go down really well over there.
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
The title ‘Steamrolling’ came from an in-joke, but suits the heaviness of both the music and the lyrics.
See us live at?
Alma Inn, Bolton – 1st April
EBGB’s, Liverpool – 4th May
More dates to be added, so make sure you keep up to date online: @vulturecultband.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
There was plenty of great music in the past, and there’s plenty now. Good music is timeless.
Best one we’ve seen is a band give away free condoms.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your tracks?
We vary a couple of things live already, but maybe electronic remixes of some of our riffs and grooves.
What do your fans mean to you?
We wouldn’t get anywhere without them, we love that people enjoy our music as much as we do.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
Thankfully, no. Hope it stays that way.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Mike’s fault for being nocturnal.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of the band?
Has to be a Vulture…?