Vultures take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know acts. Here is the turn of Vultures to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

I think the band that personally really pushed me into wanting to write my own music would be Darkest Hour with their albums Undoing Ruin and Deliver Us. These were huge influences when I first started joining bands in high school.

Best rider you have had?

Uhhm… we get free food sometimes? The best is when venues or promoters hook us up with rooms.

Craziest moment in the band?

The craziest would have to be driving across Canada in two days after our transmission blew up. We had a show in Guelph that we just managed to make on time. Didn’t turn the engine off once other to fuel up, driving across the country.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

 Acceptance is our deepest song. It’s about youth overdosing, pretty heavy stuff.

Easiest song you wrote?

Rat King from Hunger 100%, very short song.


Favourite song in your set?

Mine would have to be Acceptance from our EP Hunger. It’s very smooth playing on guitar and people love it.


Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

On Hunger we have Larissa Stupar from Venom Prison guesting on the title track. She did an awesome job! We’d honestly love to have a guest from a band we’ve toured with or from a different genre of music. We haven’t really discussed any features on the next EP yet.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

The hardest thing is probably getting the perfect group of people to tour and write with. We have gone through a couple member changes. Our current line-up with our new bass player Brad has been a breeze so far. :))

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Alex (Vocalist) was on a kid’s show on Treehouse called Splash and Boots several times…

Jokes you have in the band?

Besides the band itself?

Key to writing a song?

Our formula for writing is laying down guitar and drums starting with one or two key parts and building off of them with lots of space in mind for vocals and bass.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

4,143 kilometres to get to Guelph Death Fest after a transmission went on us.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

My personal most inspiring act was probably 68’. I was a huge fan of The Chariot and I’m a huge fan of 68’ now. They rule and Josh is a next level performer. Being able to play a show with those guys made my life.

New band you’d recommend?

Dealer is a pretty sick band, would love to do a run with them one day. I’m pretty sure their debut was this year?

Opening for this band would be ideal?

I think Dealer are from Australia so if you opened up for them over there you’d be playing some sold out shows FOR SURE.

Place you’d most like to tour?

I’d love to tour Europe and the UK. It’s just getting over there. Hopefully we can find an agent interested in getting us overseas. That and the East Coast USA. I’d love to make it over to Florida and New York.

Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“Shoot first, think never” – Bruce Campbell

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

Our EP is about substance abuse and how it effects different people. The title itself is the feeling of addiction. People feel the need to consume as if they need it like food or water like being hungry or thirsty.

See us live at?

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

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Yeah I guess for making money the old days were better. The internet has kind ruined the magnitude of actual album sales but I think it’ll change eventually. I think artists should receive proper pay out for the hard work they put in.

Unusual merchandise?

I was really close to ordering custom condoms lol. Other than that, not really. We have a bright pink tour exclusive long sleeve shirt for sale at all our upcoming shows. It’s pretty tight if you like pink.

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

None that I can think of off the top of my head. We kind of abandoned playing all of our older songs live since we’ve gone through so many bass player changes. We’re now ready to start playing more new songs and older songs again and letting Brad have his own spin on them on bass.

What do your fans mean to you?

Everything. Even if it’s a Tuesday show and it’s not a huge turnout, seeing someone come out just to see us in a four band line-up makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

None band related at this point fortunately other than pulling a muscle or something.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Depends really, if there’s a mechanical issue there’s literally nothing you can do but try and get it fixed ASAP and make it better late than not. Punctuality is very important though, being late to a show is the worst. Bands should make being on time a bigger deal more often.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

You’d think a vulture but I’m going to have to say some kind of weird monkey behind the scenes.


Elizabeth Birt

October 11, 2019

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


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