Fresh off the back of a short run of UK shows with Charlie Barnes, VLMV have announced their Autumn / Fall 2019 tour, which sees the band visit some Cities and Countries for the first time.
VLMV bring their slow build cinematic soundscape alongside an ambient backdrop of flickering lights and glitching visuals to Czechia, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium and The Netherlands this Fall.
As live shows go, VLMV’s is something very unique, atmospheric and intimate. The London duo hardly ever play traditional venues, and vere towards ‘interesting spaces’. Last year they crammed into Prague’s tiny ‘Haenke’ botanical shop and gallery, and this time around they play Pruh – an abandoned limestone quarry in Slovenia.
What’s in a name? In the case of VLMV, many oblique things. Ostensibly a self-proclaimed ‘ambient-ish post-something” duo from the southern reaches of London, VLMV were recently known as ALMA until several cases of mistaken identity with a green-haired Finnish pop princess necessitated a gentlemanly branding rethink.
Formed in 2015 and fronted by songwriter Pete Lambrou, VLMV released their debut mini album via Fierce Panda Records in August 2015, along with ‘Remixes & Reworkings’, a digital overhaul of their esteemed debut album, shortly after, and more recently 2018’s ‘Stranded, Not Lost’.
Joined by fellow Code In The Clouder, Ciaran Morahan, VLMV deploy loop stations, multiple delay pedals, piano and strings to create a slow-moving, high-flying soundscape of luscious gravitas which has been described by The Independent as “Breath-taking in its scope and evoking imagery of the vastness of space…a shimmering soundscape of delicate ethereal beauty.”
Quite fittingly, VLMV take their name from the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array – “a really bloody powerful telescope”.
Tour dates 2019
21.09 (A)void Floating Gallery Prague CZE
22.09 A und V Leipzig DEU
24.09 Heppel & Ettlich Munich DEU
25.09 Hole of Fame Dresden DEU
26.09 Werk X-Petersplatz Vienna AUT
27.09 Stadtwerkstatt Linz AUT
28.09 Pruh Zgornja Kungota SVN
29.09 In Between Books Sessions Bratislava SVK
30.09 Secret Show Budapest HUN
01.10 clubCANN Backstage, Stuttgart DEU
02.10 Alter Schlachthof Eupen BEL
03.10 Muziekgieterij Maastricht NLD
“Building atmospheric and quietly epic soundscapes that creep up on you unannounced….like a beam of light through a dark, cold night.” – Lauren Laverne BBC6 Music
“This is the perfect record to look up at our immense sky at night and wonder what’s out there” – Music & Riots