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VANT: Do you know me?

As London-based rockers VANT prepare to release their debut album, ‘Dumb Blood’, frontman Mattie Vant tells us about stage diving, brainwashing people with lyrics, hearing his songs on Radio 1, and being himself in the live environment.

What one song on ‘Dumb Blood’ best sums up what VANT is all about?

‘Do You Know Me?’ It was one of the first songs I wrote on this album – it’s autobiographical, frustrated, but hopeful. The bigger we get, the more meaning it has.

The ‘Do You Know Me’ video was shot at Scala. What are your standout memories of that show?

It was the biggest headline show we’ve ever done – the whole thing was exhilarating. I guess the ‘Do You Know Me?’ video really captures the atmosphere which finished with my own customary stage dive.

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