The fuzzy opening riff that crashes into squealing guitars on The Van T’s latest track tells you everything you need to know about what’s to come.
This is a band who mix grunge, post-punk and surf rock seamlessly to create one of the coolest Scottish sounds of the year.
‘Fun Garçon’ is about keeping the feelings out of a fling with a no-good guy who has that irresistible charm, and the lyrics are chock-full of the band’s signature sass.
The Van Thompson twins’ dual vocals switch from low and sultry to confident snarls, and harmonise perfectly.
Bassist Joanne Forbes and drummer Shaun Hood keep the energy high, especially when they play this fan favourite live, which is a must-see.
‘Fun Garcon’ is the song that’s helped elevate the band to a new level, being played by Fearne Cotton on Radio 1 as well as a few TV shows.
The Van T’s have been going from strength to strength since they formed in 2013 and we can’t wait to see what they get up to in the New Year.
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Words: Shannon McGarrity