An anthem for all those who have felt themselves negatively labelled
Following the release of the highly-praised single ‘New Cold War’ in October last year, Khartoum returns with the new track ‘Vultures’, the title track from their forthcoming debut EP also announced today. With its strong and vibrant hook, stellar production and an earworm of a chorus to boot, ‘Vultures’ is Khartoum’s most enticing release to date, continuing to demonstrate a flair for bold and captivating indie-rock anthems evident from earlier releases.
Speaking about the new track, frontman Oscar Dunbar states:
“Written during the first Covid-19 Lockdown, Vultures contains all the angst and strangeness of that time. It is too easy to be whisked away by the “Vultures” in your lives, but this song urges listeners to break out and dance away those demons.“
“The song is an anthem for all those who have felt themselves negatively labelled. What levels us is our humanity and we felt being able to sit in a circle and discuss our fears and hopes was as good a way as any to present this. The video is about social equality succeeding despite discrimination diminishing hope, achievement & self-esteem.”
Khartoum formed in 2017 and draw musical influence from contemporaries such as Wolf Alice and Sunflower Bean alongside heroes Primal Scream and The Rolling Stones. They played their first-ever live show at the Musée du Louvre in Paris and since then have built a loyal following tearing up stages across London, and at events including Extinction Rebellion’s blockade of Marble Arch, London in 2019. The band’s monthly residency at London venue Laylow has seen the likes of Sir Mick Jagger dancing in the front row, and during the first COVID lockdown the band took to the venue’s rooftop to perform a set to locked down Londoners via a drone camera. Early releases have received support from the likes of Spotify (Hot New Bands), Apple Music, CLASH, BBC Introducing, Hoxton FM, Amazing Radio and Rinse FM. A performance at Glastonbury 2019 was described by renowned music journalist Neil McCormick as “capturing the true spirit of the festival” and “the essence of Rock n Roll”.