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Van Susans

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"The Levellers achieved 6 gold selling albums and the Van Susan's are that band for a new generation, destined for equally great success. The gravel in singer Olly's voice draws you in, then there's the catchy hooks and songwriting prowess, combining to create an irresistible sound"
- Chris Hawkins, BBC

''Insanely Catchy''
- Total Guitar Magazine




NEW SINGLE // SEAGULLS // FRIDAY 29TH APRIL

‘Driving hook-laden glory’ – Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music LONDON SHOW – 229 VENUE - THURSDAY 28th April, 2016

London based alternative folk-rock outfit, Van Susans, return with new single SEAGULLS, digitally available on 29th APRIL 2016 on Beatnik Geek Records.

Van Susans are renowned for creating powerful, upbeat and hook-laden songs, packed full of soaring guitars and anthemic melodies and SEAGULLS doesn’t disappoint.

The bands last single LIPSTICK TEETH gained support at national radio, receiving plays on BBC 6 Music and Radio X, whilst the video received over 40,000 hits on YouTube.

The core songwriting trio consists of frontman Olly Van Andrews with his rich, gravely vocals and trusty acoustic guitar; Ed Dullaway on piano and guitar (often at the same time), and classically trained Holly McLatchie, the Scottish femme fatale on violin, with Innes Christie and Harvey Simpson completing the quintet.

The new single, produced by John Cornfield (FOXES, RAZORLIGHT, MUSE) is a poignant song written about the pain of dealing with the loss of a loved one, after they have passed. With its engaging lyrics and beautiful instrumentation, alongside pounding piano and drumbeat throughout, Van Susans have created a beautiful track that will have you singing along in seconds.

The popular five-piece, who hail from both the suburban outskirts of London and the rugged highlands of Glasgow are renowned for their high-energy live shows which have won over audiences from the 02 Academy in Islington to The Arches in Glasgow. The band will headline the 229 in London on Thursday 28th April.

 

 

Biog as provided for City Showcase 2016

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